Recipe Box, Pumpkin Patch Salad

 

This salad looks fancy but it’s oh so easy

 

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It’s just salad greens, sliced apples, cranberries, walnuts & pepitas

 

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BUT!  Put it on a pumpkin plate and add a perky orange pepper

 

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Cut the top off so you can fill it with salad

 

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Serve it with Ham & Cheese Pumpkin Pie “croutons”

 

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With Pumpkin Vinaigrette on the side

 

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And it’s a party in the pumpkin patch!

 

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The Pumpkin Vinaigrette recipe is the brilliant creation of Chris at the Café Sucre Farine

 

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What a great dressing for an autumn salad!

 

 

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Just put everything in a jar and shake shake shake-

 

 

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You can see Chris’ Pumpkin Maple Vinaigrette recipe and beautiful photos here

 

Pumpkin Patch Salad

  • Servings: varied
  • Difficulty: easy
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torn fresh salad greens, like mesculan mix, romaine, baby kale, fresh spinach

orange sweet peppers, 1 per serving

sliced apples

pepitas, dried cranberries, walnuts

Cut top off peppers and reserve.  Carefully clean out the seeds and membrane from inside peppers.  Toss greens with other ingredients.  Set pepper on a plate, fill and surround with salad.  Drizzle dressing over all or serve on the side.  Adjust amounts per serving to taste.  Garnish with Ham & Cheese Pumpkin Pies

 

Pumpkin Vinaigrette

adapted from the Café Sucre Farine

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar

1/3 cup olive oil

1/4 cup pumpkin pureé

3 T real maple syrup

1 T Dijon mustard

1 T fresh thyme leaves, chopped

1/2 tsp minced garlic

salt & pepper to taste

Put everything in a pint jar with a lid.  Shake vigoursly to combine.  Refrigerate.  Shake again before serving.  Makes about 1 cup.  Store in refrigerator for up to a week.

 

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If you want to really have fun, carve a pumpkin face in your pepper!

 

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Ham & Cheese Pumpkins

 

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salad goodies

 

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Harvest time!

for another printable version of Pumpkin Patch Salad click here

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Watercolor pumpkin and pumpkin glass tutorial here

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17 Responses to “Recipe Box, Pumpkin Patch Salad”
  1. Mary says:

    Apples, cranberries, walnuts & pepitas are the making for a delicious fall salad Jenna, but the pumpkin-maple vinaigrette takes it over the top along with your festive presentation! I love the pepper/ carved Jack and pie croutons 🙂

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  2. Jenna, your autumn salad looks so fresh and with the pumpkin maple vinaigrette it must be perfect and I love those pumpkin plates!

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  3. Jodi says:

    oh my stars! pumpkiny salad heaven!!!!

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  4. Ellen Shook says:

    This all looks so good, and I love the jackolantern pepper! What really caught my eye, though, is your pumpkin painting – gorgeous!

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  5. creationsbycindynefcomnet says:

    Oh my! Now if that isn’t the cutest pepper ever! Love it! Thanks for sharing. Visiting from Thoughts of home today. Hugs and blessings, Cindy

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  6. Leslie Anne Tarabella says:

    I’ve used the cranberries and walnut package before and love it. The pumpkin puree dressing sounds wonderful, and I’ll bet the men at my house won’t even know it has pumpkin in it!

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  7. I like your little jack-o-lantern pepper:@)

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  8. Kim says:

    Your salad looks and sounds delicious – and especially with the salad dressing. And those pumpkin shaped “groutons” are calling me! I’m swooning over your pumpkin plates, too. Love those! 🙂

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  9. Sandra Garth says:

    Gorgeous presentation! What time will mine be delivered?

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  10. How cute & creative! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Dishing It & Digging It!

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  11. Such a cute idea for a salad! I love those plates, too! I am always a sucker for a beautiful plates, and I will gladly take the salad too! Thank you so much for always coming to Celebrate Your Story!

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  12. JESS44903 says:

    Wow, this sounds delicious! 🙂

    I would love for you to share this with my Facebook Group for recipes, crafts, tips, and tricks: https://www.facebook.com/groups/pluckyrecipescraftstips/

    Thanks for joining Cooking and Crafting with J & J!

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