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autumn blend salad // cait's plate

autumn blend salad

  • Author: Cait
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 1 salad 1x
  • Category: lunch


this salad is full of autumn flavor including pumpkin spice cornbread croutons, pumpkin seeds and juicy pear. it comes together quickly, making it a great mid-day meal for fall!


  • 2 large handfuls mixed greens
  • 1/3 cup canned chickpeas, drained & rinsed
  • 24 tablespoons crumbled goat cheese
  • 12 tablespoons chopped, pitted dates
  • 12 tablespoons raisins
  • 12 tablespoons pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 pear, thinly sliced or diced
  • 1/4 cup pumpkin spice croutons (see notes for recipe)
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil & vinegar for dressing (or a store-bought pumpkin vinaigrette!)


  1. Combine everything together and enjoy!


  • For the pumpkin spice cornbread croutons, I simply bought a boxed cornbread mix and made it according to the box directions, but added 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice.  Once it was cooked and cooled, I sliced into cubes, tossed gently with olive oil.  Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Place the cornbread cubes on the baking sheet and bake for 15-20 minutes or until toasted.

Keywords: salad, pumpkin, lunch, vegetarian

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