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The colors of autumn offer living inspiration to many home chefs. The brilliant yellows, oranges, and reds of the season's fruits and vegetables just beg to meet up in a stunning salad rollicking with robust colors. The salad is so hearty, you can enjoy it as an entrée by adding some whole grain bread and a tasty tofu spread you can find in the Recipe Index under Spreads.

Aunt Nettie is also enamoured with harvest time and has created a mouth-watering Heirloom Tomato Salad Dressing that pairs well with the salad.


    1 bunch of spinach, washed and dried
    1/2 kabocha squash, peeled and coarsely shredded
    2 large carrots, peeled and coarsely shredded
    1 yellow zucchini or crookneck squash, coarsely shredded
    1 wedge of green cabbage, coarsely shredded
    1/4 to 1/2 sweet onion, sliced and slices quartered
    1 or 2 sweet apples, cored and chopped
    1/2 C. (120 ml) black raisins
    2 to 4 sprigs of mint leaves, thinly sliced
    1 large clove garlic, finely minced
    1 15-oz. (425 g) can black beans, rinsed and drained

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and toss to distribute the colorful vegetables evenly throughout. Serve with Aunt Nettie's Heirloom Tomato Salad Dressing or your favorite dressing. Serves 6 as a salad course, or 3 people as a dinner entrée.

NOTE: For more salad dressing ideas visit our Recipe Index.

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