This Roasted Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing is such a flavorful and delicious side. It is fancy enough for a holiday but easy enough for a weeknight side. It is also hearty enough to stand on it’s own as an entree. It is full of roasted squash, roasted corn, feta, cranberries, and sunflower seeds! This would be great as part of your Thanksgiving menu with this amazing turkey. If you are looking for another great salad, try this apple pecan fall salad.
Last night as I was falling asleep, it hit me (IN A PANIC) that next week is Thanksgiving!
Do you do that? Think of something as you are falling asleep and then suddenly you are WIDE AWAKE?
Which . . . it would be fine if next week was just Thanksgiving. But you guys. That means that we are like days away from the start of the Christmas season and doing ALL the things.
I was talking with some friends the other day and we were talking about how we just wished that the Christmas season was just fun. How it didn’t feel rushed and crazy and too much. How it felt as magical as an adult as it does as a child. So I’m sitting here this morning, trying to figure out a way to make that happen.
Maybe send out Christmas cards as soon as I can?
Maybe get all the neighbor/teacher gifts ready . . . like tomorrow?
I don’t know. But I just had this realization during that conversation with my friends that I have barely any Christmases left with my kids still feeling like it is SUPER magical. I know that when they are teenagers, it will still be one of my very favorite times of year, but it will be different.
So. I’m open to suggestions from all you seasoned parents out there. How do you keep the house clean, the kids fed, bring them to all their activities, get all the gifts, get ALL THE STUFF, and still make it feel magical and stress free for yourself?
The answer has to be more than extra rum in your eggnog. ????
So, still in time for Thanksgiving, you have to check out this roasted fall salad made absolutely perfect with maple vinaigrette dressing.
It starts out by roasting some butternut squash, adding in some roasted corn, and then perfecting it with some dried cranberries, salted sunflower seeds, and feta. Finally you whip up some super easy maple vinaigrette dressing to top it off. The flavors of this salad are absolute perfection! I may or may not have eaten that entire plate. (I don’t want to talk about it . . . )
This salad is crazy good. It would be the perfect salad to bring to Thanksgiving, or to just have as dinner.
Am I a weirdo because salad is making me drool?
Roasted Fall Salad with Maple Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1 butternut squash roasted and cooled (see note)
- 6 cups mixed greens
- 1 cup roasted corn see note
- 1/3 cup craisins
- 1 cup feta cheese
- 1/2 cup salted sunflower seeds
Maple Vinaigrette Dressing
- 1/2 cup balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 cup maple syrup
- 1 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp cinnamon
- Mix together the ingredients for the dressing.
- In a large bowl toss the ingredient for the salad. Serve the dressing on the side.
Looking for more fall flavors?