This harvest glow salad includes perfectly roasted delicata squash and chickpeas served over a bed of chopped kale and cabbage topped with apples and avocado with a Turmeric Tahini Dressing.
Remember when people use to say salads were boring? Well things have definitely changed! This salad is everything but boring and is full of vibrant colours, textures and flavours to fuel your body and make you glow from within hence its name 😉
I love using ingredients that are seasonal to the time of year because that’s when you get the best flavours and colours in your food. Exploring my own city in Toronto and going to local farmers markets has allowed me to not only learn about where my food comes from but the importance of supporting local farmers close to home. Enjoying seasonal foods like squash and pomegranate has changed how I eat throughout the year and challenged me to try new foods and flavours in my cooking.
Last Fall I discovered the magical world of squashes specifically Delicata squash which is out of this world (and yes I always get this excited about food haha). I mean not only does it have the most buttery and soft texture and flavour but the skin is so thin that you can roast it and it just crisps up perfectly allowing you to eat the whole thing- no peeling required. I’m having flash backs right now of me trying to peel a butternut squash right now… ugh the worst!
To me food isn’t just food. It really matters to me where things were sourced and the quality of the product. Even when it comes to spices I always try to look for Organic brands without any artificial flavours or fillers like Simply Organic. You can literally smell and taste the difference in your foods.
This Harvest Glow Salad is full of hearty and nutritious ingredients not to mention the vibrant Turmeric Tahini dressing drizzled all over top! I’m telling you kale salad and tahini dressings are like PB and jelly 😉
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