And here I present basic b holiday recipe #2...which, by no coincidence, uses basic b holiday recipe #1. While supplementing with a store bought dressing is fine, I'd really recommend making it yourself...the cranberry thyme dressing is what pulls this salad together perfectly. Also, let it be known that this "salad" is leafless...which makes me wonder - does this technically qualify as a salad? I didn't really know what else to call it, but I promise it's not your average boring pile of plant food.
Seasonal flavors are often deemed "basic". Consuming pumpkin-, cranberry- or peppermint-flavored anything between the months of October and January make you "basic AF." Turns out, I'm v basic. I'm pretty much on a pumpkin, cranberry and peppermint-flavored diet in the fall and winter. I would probably use pumpkin-flavored toothpaste if I ever crossed its path.