Spicy Olive’s Harvest Salad


  • 1 fresh apple, cubed
  • 1 fresh pear, sliced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin seed kernels, toasted
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces, toasted
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup roasted butternut squash, cubed (optional)
  • 1 package baby arugula or fresh mixed greens
  • 1/4 cup The Spicy Olive's Cranberry Pear White Balsamic vinegar (or Maple Balsamic)
  • 1/4 cup The Spicy Olive's Extra Virgin Olive Oil, mild

Cooking Instructions

Step 1: Place pecan pieces and pumpkin seed kernels in a dry sauté pan over medium heat and sauté until lightly toasted.  Watch closely as nuts burn quickly.  Remove from heat when toasted and fragrant.

Step 2: Place greens in a salad bowl.  Top with apples, pears, pecan pieces, pumpkin seeds, sliced onion, blue cheese crumbles, and if desired, roasted butternut squash cubes.

Step 3: Whisk together The Spicy Olive’s Cranberry Pear White Balsamic and extra virgin olive oil until completely incorporated and slightly thickened.

Step 4: Pour balsamic vinaigrette over salad.  Toss evenly to coast & serve.

Enjoy this easy customizable salad from our friends at The Spicy Olive!