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Savory Fall Salad

Savory Fall Salad | TheSubtleStatement.com

This salad packs the Fall flavor with the peppery taste of arugula, the savory taste of dulse, and just the right balance of browned pumpkin seeds, goji berries, and rosemary. Portobello mushrooms give it a hearty taste, while served warm. Perfect lunch or dinner for the dropping temps!

Savory Fall Salad | TheSubtleStatement.com

Savory Fall Salad | TheSubtleStatement.com

Savory Fall Salad | TheSubtleStatement.com

Savory Fall Salad | TheSubtleStatement.com

Ingredients

  • 2 C Arugula
  • 1 Portobello Mushroom Cap, sliced
  • 1 Small Roma Tomato, sliced
  • 1/3 Dulse
  • 1 T Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1 T Chia Seeds
  • 1 T Hemp Seeds
  • 1 T Goji Berries
  • 1 Spring of Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 t + 1 t Olive Oil
  • 1 T Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1 T Balsamic Vinegar
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  1. Wash and dry arugula, place in bowl. Add with tomatoes, dulse, and hemp and chia seeds.
  2. Heat 2 t olive oil in pan and sauté mushrooms with rosemary.
  3. Once mushrooms are almost fully cooked, add pumpkin seeds and goji berries and let brown.
  4. Top portobello mixture over bed of arugula and 1 t olive oil and vinegars. Mix well.

Quinoa Garden Salad with Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing

Quinoa Garden Salad with Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing | TheSubtleStatement.com

Quinoa is a great source of a complete protein. I love adding it to salads. (Le Pain Quotidien’s Quinoa Tabbouleh Arugula Salad is my absolute fave) This filling dish is full of nutrients and an array of flavor, sans sodium and oil.

Quinoa Garden Salad with Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing | TheSubtleStatement.com

Garden Salad

  • Baby Kale
  • Mixed Romaine
  • Fresh Tomatoes
  • Cucumber

Quinoa Garden Salad with Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing | TheSubtleStatement.com

Quinoa (yields 4 servings)

  • 1 C Quinoa
  • 2 C Water
  • Parsley
  • Dried Basil, Oregano, Cilantro, Parsley, Rosemary
  • Fresh Ground Pepper
  • Dash of Cayenne (optional)
  • Mrs. Dash (regular, lemon pepper, or garlic & herb or a combo of the three)
  • Apple Cider Vinegar
  • Balsamic Vinegar
  1. Place Water and quinoa in pot and bring to a boil
  2. Add parsley and seasonings
  3. Cover and simmer for 15 – 20 minutes, or until water is absorbed
  4. Once water is absorbed, drizzle with vinegars and mix well

Quinoa Garden Salad with Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing | TheSubtleStatement.com

Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing

  • 1/2 C Raw Unsalted Pumpkin Seeds
  • 1/2 C Water
  • Handful of Fresh Basil Leaves
  • Juice from 2 Lemons
  • 1 t Garlic, minced

Blend all ingredients in a Vitamix, or high speed blender until smooth.

Quinoa Garden Salad with Creamy Basil Pumpkin Seed Dressing | TheSubtleStatement.com

Toss salad, add 1/4 C quinoa and dressing and mix well. Enjoy!