The best way to celebrate the flavors and variety of the fall harvest is with a delicious fall salad!
Salads may seem like only a summer thing, but not so fast! I’m here to convince you that salads can be enjoyed all year long. Say hello to fall salads with butternut squash, apples, cranberries, nuts and other delicious flavors that give salad a delicious autumn twist.
This fall salad is the perfect use for roasted cauliflower and potatoes, two of my favorite veggies to roast. I roasted them pretty simply with just olive oil, salt and pepper. The flavor combo is simple, yet amazing!
I love this simple yet grown up salad with green olives and bitter radicchio lettuce from The Kitchn. It’s the type of salad you can whip up so easily that you end up eating it several days per week!
Make a batch of Kristina’s Cinnamon Apple Quinoa Salad to eat during the week for a quick and healthy lunch. This grain salad made with quinoa, apples, tart cherries, spinach and feta is so tasty you don’t eat realize how healthy it is! Serve on a bed of baby spinach for some crunch!
Who says a delicious and satisfying salad needs lettuce? My hearty sliced cauliflower salad is a tasty mix of tangy flavor. It’s crunchy with a slight hint of licorice from the fennel. The green apple brings a little sweet and the pomegranate adds a shot of antioxidants (plus a gorgeous color!)
Here’s a beautiful fall salad from Jessica in the Kitchen. Crisp apples, crunchy pecans, sweet cranberries and deliciously-tart feta cheese is gently mixed mixed with a lovely honey-apple dressing. I love the the combination of sweet and tart.
Lentils add protein, fiber and texture to any salad! My favorite Trader Joe’s pre-steamed lentils make it into many a salad at our house. This simple kale salad by my dietitian pal, E.A. Stewart (aka The Spicy RD) is a perfect side dish on a busy weeknight.
I created this delicious and super simple smoky kale salad with egg for a quick weekday lunch. I love the flavor from the smoked paprika and the kale is super filling. I was able to whip it up pretty easily using ingredients I had on hand. I love sprinkling all of my salads with pumpkin seeds, don’t you?
This autumn-inspired salad from Iowa Girl Eats highlights all of my favorite fall flavors…pears, apples, roasted peanuts, and dried cranberries. A feast for the eyes, and the stomach! Isn’t it a beauty?
If you love the idea of a warm salad, try this delicious butternut squash salad from Minimalist Baker. This fall salad is a perfect side dish for autumn gatherings or as a satisfying lunch for work. Yum!
This fall salad is Alex’s take on Panera’s Orchard Harvest salad. I love the combo of crisp apples, honeyed pecans, creamy goat cheese and cider dressing. Quinoa was added for extra protein and fiber as well as a large bed of mache lettuce blend. I could eat this gorgeous salad every day!
I am a serious Belgian endive lover! I add chopped endive to almost every salad I make (and of course a bit of creamy avocado is a must). Green apples add a nice tart crunch and the dressing is about as addictive as it gets. It’s an Asian-inspired vinaigrette that is super easy to whip up. I think it’s the perfect complement to the collards and will soon become your go-to.
This fall salad from Foodie Crush has some amazing flavor from the apple juice, sage, and fennel (and it only gets better the longer the flavors have time to meld together). I love the addition of chewy Israeli couscous, too! This one is a must-try!
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P.S. Looking for more clean salads? I rounded up my favorites here.