Take-out Tuesday, Fall Harvest Salad with Cinnamon Shallot Vinaigrette

This wonderful salad has a little bit of everything

Sweet, savory, crunchy, tangy, plus healthy greens!

Topped with an easy to make Cinnamon Shallot vinaigrette

Mix the vinaigrette ingredients together in a jar

Add the diced shallots and it’s done!

Now all you have to do is place your greens in a bowl

Place the toppings on the greens in sections for a pretty presentation

When you’re ready to eat, add dressing, toss and enjoy!

Note:  I like to make the dressing earlier in the day and refrigerate for several hours to blend flavors, then let it sit out for a little while so it’s not icy cold

Variations and substitutions:

substitute or add cooked chicken or sliced turkey, ham for the bacon

substitute white cheddar, gouda, or feta for blue cheese

use pomegranate seeds instead of cranberries

use roasted Pepita seeds instead of sunflower seeds

This salad was adapted from How Sweet Eats

Fall Harvest Salad with Cinnamon Shallot Vinaigrette

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 2



  • 6-8 cups mixed salad greens like spinach, kale, and chard
  • 1/2 Honeycrisp apple sliced or diced
  • 1/2 Granny Smith apple sliced or diced
  • 1/2 cup pecans {I used honey glazed}
  • 1/2 cup sunflower seeds {I used dry roasted}
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries {I used reduced sugar Craisins}
  • 2 oz. crumbled bleu cheese {or substitute white cheddar cubed or grated}
  • 2-3 slices bacon cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup red grapes cut in half

Cinnamon Shallot Vinaigrette

  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil


  • Combine vinaigrette ingredients in a jar. Shake to combine. Refrigerate. Bring to room temperature before serving if desired.
  • Place greens in a large bowl or 2 individual bowls. Arrange ingredients on top. When ready to serve add dressing and toss.
Keyword apple salad, cinnamon vinaigrette, fall harvest salad



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31 Responses to “Take-out Tuesday, Fall Harvest Salad with Cinnamon Shallot Vinaigrette”
  1. Ann Woleben says:

    This will be on our table tonight! Thank you for sharing.

  2. thefrenchhutch says:

    We love and eat a lot of salads. This salad is really pretty too and that’s important for me. The dressing sounds so good and perfect for fall. I can’t wait to prepare this. Love this Jenna…..

  3. It looks positively yummy!

  4. Super interesting with the cinnamon in the salad dressing. I’ll have to try that. I love salads with nuts and crunch and if it has blue cheese, I’m there!

  5. Nancy says:

    Looks delicious! The cinnamon in the dressing is new to me and it will be fun to try!

  6. Jenna, you always prepare the most beautiful salads. This one with the apples and nuts is perfect for fall. Cinnamon in the vinaigrette is a new twist, it must be good! Have a wonderful Tuesday!

  7. This really is a little salad bar on the plate!

  8. Cyndi Raines says:

    Yum! ๐Ÿ˜‹

  9. That dressing sounds fabulous, we do a salad bar setup for Thanksgiving and this will be a perfect dressing!

  10. Jill Kuhn says:

    Love how colorful this salad is! ๐Ÿ๐ŸŽ Adding two different colors of apples is brilliant! โค๏ธ The dressing sounds super delish too!

  11. Sounds like a great dressing:@)

  12. Shannon@Belle Bleu Interiors says:

    Jenna, this looks and sounds so good! The dressing sounds yummy! Thanks for the recipe… I canโ€™t wait to try this. It will be perfect for an autumn lunch outdoors!!!

  13. marilyn1998 says:

    Thank you for sharing at #ThursdayFavoriteThings. Pinned and shared. Have a lovely week. I hope to see you at next weekโ€™s party too!

  14. I love harvest salads! Thanks for sharing at TFT!

  15. Miz Helen says:

    We featured your awesome post at Full Plate Thursday,454! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us and hope you will come back soon!
    Miz Helen

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