Fall Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing

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This salad combines hearty whole grains with plenty of greens. Topped off with creamy goat's cheese and pecans...it's sure to satisfy!

Serves 4


  • 2 cups cooked barley (Quinoa and wild rice would also be good options to make it gluten-free!)
  • 2 cups roasted vegetables (Or use 1 cup of butternut squash and 1 cup candy cane beets to switch it up)
  • 2 cups arugula, or other leafy green
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup goat’s cheese
  • 1 recipe  of maple balsamic dressing (see below)

Maple Balsamic Dressing

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup

Shake all ingredients together and use immediately.


  1. Mix the vegetables, grain, and dressing together. Keep the pecans and cheese on the side and add right before eating to ensure a good texture.


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