Fall Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing

As Thanksgiving weekend comes to a close, I am in desperate need for a crisp salad! After stuffing my face with delicious food and leftovers my body was asking for a break.  I still had some random ingredients from other Thanksgiving recipes so I decided to make a fall style salad with pumpkin dressing.

 

Pumpkin Goddess Salad 4 (1 of 1)

 

Pumpkin Goddess Dressing

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup kite hill plain unsweetened artisan almond milk yogurt
  • 1/2 cup pureed pumpkin (TIP: I used a leftover canned pumpkin)
  • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder (OR 1 tsp minced garlic)
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp thyme leaves

 

Pumpkin Goddess Dressing ingredients (1 of 1)

 

Directions:

  1. Place all the ingredients in a blender and combine.
  2. Chill in fridge (or freezer for faster results) until ready to serve

 

Pumpkin Goddess Dressing 2 (1 of 1)

 

Salad Creation

For the actual salad I gathered some more leftover items and just laid them over some fresh spinach and spring mix. As you can see in the photos below the salad consisted of a sliced Granny Smith apple, some dried cranberries, and a handful of pecans. This refreshing meal is super quick and easy to make. Although the dressing seems heavy, I promise its light and fluffy. Your body will be thanking you for a break until your next holiday meal!

 

 

Pumpkin Goddess Salad 2 (1 of 1)

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Hello internet world! My name is Jess and I welcome you to my experimental, hopefully long-lasting and successful vegan food blog! Eleven months ago (September 2016), I made the decision to discontinue my carnivorous ways and change to a mostly plant-based diet. As a month or so past, I figured why not try this whole "vegan" thing and completely cut out not only flesh, but dairy, eggs, and any other animal bi-products from my diet and lifestyle. I am now coming up on a year since my journey began and I feel better than ever! This lifestyle choice is extremely beneficial for so many reasons including personal health, the environment and of course loving instead of eating and mistreating our fellow earthlings. Prior to making my positively life-changing decision I had always had the thought of doing it in the back of my mind. Coming from a Hispanic family and culture where multiple forms of meat are crucial to every meal, I never thought I could actually really commit to it long-term. Once I dove in to this challenge I realized it really wasn't even a massive challenge and every day after a delicious meal I thought to myself, "Hey this isn't bad at all!" The purpose of this blog is to highlight the abundance of vegan-friendly products that are out there and how I included them in my every day, easy to make meals during my transition and even now. I've always been a food lover and am eager to indulge in tasteful meals, snacks and desserts. So whether you are vegan already, interested in becoming one but don't know where to start, or you are just curious to experience the awesomeness of vegan foods, TURN ON your vegan self and check out these amazing options that are just waiting to be made by YOU!

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