Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Total time: 15 minutes

Serves: 2


1 small sweet potato
2 cups mixed greens
1 small fennel bulb, chopped
1 beet, peeled and chopped
1 Granny Smith apple (or other sweet-tart variety), sliced
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds

Maple Vinaigrette
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons raw apple cider vinegar
2 teaspoons grade B maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon ground cardamom


1. Peel sweet potato, cut into rounds and steam until tender. Set aside to cool.
2. Rinse greens and place on 2 plates.
3. Divide fennel, beet, apple and sweet potato between plates. Top with pumpkin seeds.
4. For the dressing, wisk all ingredients in a bowl, pour over salads and serve.


  • good for weight-loss
  • satisfies sweet cravings, refined sugar free
  • great source fiber
  • full of antioxidants, great for the skin
  • anti-cancer
  • rich in beta-carotene
  • vegan
  • gluten-free

* Every single recipe on this website uses nature’s ingredients, only. Always choose organic, local and seasonal whenever possible.

This recipe was created by Emily Rose Shaw who is a Mentor for The Earth Diet Personalized Programs.

Photo thanks to Emily © 2013.

This recipe is part of © 2013 The Earth Diet ™  All Rights Reserved

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