.......... Does it need to be delicious, unique and loaded with great nutition? You probably want it to be drop-dead gorgeous too, right? You're asking quite a bit you know, but .........
P.S. This would make a fabulous lunch salad on its own or a delicious side with any fall menu. I served it with grilled chicken. I simply marinated the chicken in a bit of the Honey-Cumin Vinaigrette for an hour, then sprinkled it liberally with Lemon Pepper Seasoning. It was a delicious meal. I sliced the leftover chicken and made myself a salad to take to work - I looked forward immensely to my break-time!
One other thing - all of the components of this salad can be made ahead; the sweet potatoes, the dressing, the pecans. Just store separately and put the whole thing together quickly at the last minute for a fabulous meal!
1 teaspoon dijon mustard
½ teaspoons freshly ground black pepper