Fall Harvest Salad

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We love this season, when Icelandic vegetables are in abundance and beautiful and colourful fall fruit veggies are in season. We created this delicious fall salad together on a beautiful fall evening. It is getting colder outside and darker so it is perfect to sit with a big warming salad, full of fall flavours, fresh vegetables, and wild Icelandic crowberries.

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This salad has everything! In every bite you will find something crunchy, sweet, soft, creamy, and sour. The herbs give it a hearty flavour and pomegranate and crowberries give beautiful colours and fall feeling. Apples and pears are perfect fruits in salads because they are sweet and they give good texture.

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For this salad you will need:

1/2 head of cauliflower
1 red bell pepper
4 leaves of kale
Half a cucumber
4 small apples
2 medium pears
1 small super ripe and soft red beet
1 pomegranate
Handful of crowberries
Handful of cherry tomatoes
1 lemon
Handful each of parsley and dill
Handful of raisins and chopped dates (dried cranberries would be perfect too)
Handful of chopped sun-dried tomatoes

Dice you cauliflower, bell pepperm cucumber, apples, pears and beet. Finely shred your kale, chop the parsley and dill and sun-dried tomatoes. Add everything but the beet to a large mixing bowl along with your diced cherry tomatoes, lemon juice, raisins, dates, crowberries and a deseeded pomegranate. Carefully mix everything together and add the diced beet at last.

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When we ate the salad our mouths were filled with so many delicious flavours that paired together so beautifully, it was the best salad we ever had. It was such a perfect combo of flavours and textures, fresh herbs, sweetness and tartness in every bite. There was no need for a dressing for this salad. It is just perfect as it is.

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