Wondering what to do with your jar of pumpkin pie spice? You’ve been there, you’ve baked that so why not use pumpkin pie spice to make a creamy pumpkin vinaigrette dressing courtesy of Love & Zest. This harvest salad smothers crispy greens, pecans, apples, cucumbers, and so much more in a drizzle of dressing that evokes the aroma of fall: pumpkin spice!

Ingredients for servings

    For the dressing (makes 8 servings)

  • 0.5 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil

  • 0.25 cup thick Balsamic Vinegar

  • 0.25 cup plain 1% Kefir

  • 0.25 cup Water

  • 1 tsp Agave Nectar

  • 0.25 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice

  • Salt and freshly Ground Pepper to taste option

  • For Salad (makes 2 servings)

  • 1 cup Greens

  • 1 cup Romaine Lettuce

  • 2 tbsp Red Onion diced

  • 8 Pecan halves

  • 0.25 Gala Apple cored and thinly diced

  • 2 tbsp dried tart Cherries

  • 0.25 cup diced English Cucumber

  • 2 tbsp Gorgonzola Cheese, crumbled


  • In mason jar place all ingredients for dressing. Top mason jar with lid and shake until combined.

  • Layer salad individually in two separate bowls. Top each with equal, 0.5 cup servings of each ingredient.

  • Serve with approximately 2 tablespoons pumpkin dressing!


Nutrition details for 1 salad + 2 tablespoons dressing

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