This yummy pumpkin vinaigrette is the perfect touch to take your holiday meal over the top. Sweet, tangy, and festive, it’s sure to be a hit with all your dinner guests!
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Pumpkin season is upon us! I feel like I am sneaking pumpkin into most everything I make lately—smoothies, cupcakes, and even adding it into my black bean soup. Another way to “sneak” it in? Pumpkin Vinaigrette! This yummy dressing makes for a festive salad with any holiday meal, plus it’s such a pretty color!
All the fixings!
This sweet and tangy dressing provides the perfect backdrop for all of your favorite salad fixings. I like serving this salad with pears, oranges, grapes, and shallots, and garnish it with roasted pumpkin seeds. Other great salad toppings would be dried cranberries, apples, and toasted almonds.
More Vegan Pumpkin Recipes!
Both sweet and savory, I love adding pumpkin to all kinds of recipes! Here are some of my favorites:
- Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding
- Vegan Pumpkin Spice Latte — Dairy Free!
- Pumpkin Curry Soup
- Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes with Chocolate Chips
- Pumpkin Spice Syrup
- Pumpkin Chocolate Cake with Ginger
- Mac and Cheese with Pumpkin
- Pumpkin Spice Oatmeal
Let’s Make Pumpkin Vinaigrette!
You’re just minutes away from this festive salad dressing—really! Just pop the ingredients into a jar, shake, and serve!
For the Dressing:
- 1/4 cup pumpkin puree here's how to make your own!
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 2 Tablespoons orange juice
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- salt and pepper to taste (about ½ teaspoon salt)
- greens of your choice
- orange slices (I love the convenience of canned oranges in salads)
- shallots, sliced
- roasted pumpkin seeds
- Place all ingredients into a container with a lid. Shake vigorously until completely blended.
- Serve over the greens of your choice, and top with pears, oranges, grapes, shallots, and pumpkin seeds.
From the blog archives:
In October 2014 I wrote….
I made this last week for a teachers’ luncheon at David’s preschool. We had a storybook theme, and each dish tied in to a different children’s book. David has a great book called Sorpresa en el Huerto—The Surprise Garden (we have the Spanish version). The book shows children planting mystery seeds, and then being surprised when they harvest all of the different vegetables. They make a big salad with the vegetables and have a party to celebrate!