With few key ingredients and an endless list of potential customizations, the best fall salad is the perfect tapestry for your imagination to run wild - and the perfect cure for dreary fall days and failing spirits.
1bunch kalepreferably lacinato or dinosaur kale, ribs removed and leaves finely sliced, about 2½ cups (170g) OR arugula
¼cup35g almonds, cut roughly in half OR any other nut of your choice (hazelnuts, pecans and peanuts all produce great results)
¼cup35g crumbled or finely chopped cheddar (if you can’t find aged cheddar, use Parmesan) OR Granny Smith apples, if looking for a vegan variation
Fresh lemon juice
Parmesan, Pecorino or other hard cheese OR 4 TBs nutritional yeast(optional)
Preheat the oven to 425°F (220°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
Toss the squash or sweet potato cubes in just enough oil to coat and season with salt and pepper. Spread on the baking sheet, leaving space between the cubes. Roast in the oven until tender and caramelized, about 40 minutes, tossing with a spatula every 10 to 15 minutes. Toast the nuts on a baking sheet in the same oven until they start to smell nutty, tossing once, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
In a large mixing bowl, toss the kale with the nuts, cheddar or apples, and squash. Season to taste with lemon juice and olive oil (using about 1 tablespoon lemon juice and 2 tablespoons oil). Season to taste with salt and pepper. Garnish with fresh parmesan, pecorino or nutritional yeast, and serve.Salad will keep up to two days.
The best fall salad https://immigrantstable.com/the-best-fall-salad/ November 8, 2018