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20 Satisfying Fall Salad Recipes

20 Seasonal, Satisfying Fall Salad Recipes

Fall is one of my favorite times of the year to experiment with fresh ingredients. From winter squash to cool weather greens to apples and pears, this season offers up a wealth of satisfying flavors and textures. And, with the holidays just around the corner, healthy eating is as important as ever. To help you keep things fresh and healthy in your autumn kitchen, we’ve rounded up 20 of our favorite hearty fall salads perfect for lunch on the go, a light dinner, or a satisfying side dish.


  • Radicchio Apple Salad with Pear Vinaigrette 1 of 20
    Radicchio Apple Salad with Pear Vinaigrette
    Salads with vinaigrettes can get a bit dull, but this lovely jewel-toned radicchio salad with a fresh pear vinaigrette is anything but.

    Make radicchio apple salad

    
Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Carrot and Parsley Salad 2 of 20
    Carrot and Parsley Salad
    Fall salads don't get much easier (or more delicious!) than this simple, bright carrot and parsley salad.
    Make carrot and parsley salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Roasted Vegetables with Walnut Vinaigrette 3 of 20
    Roasted Vegetables with Walnut Vinaigrette
    A hearty fall side like roast vegetables takes on surprising flavor with the addition of a tasty walnut vinaigrette.
    Make roasted vegetables with a walnut vinaigrette

    
Image: Julie Van Rosendaal
  • Green Salad with Pear and Bacon 4 of 20
    Green Salad with Pear and Bacon
    The bacon and pear in this salad are fantastic, but what really makes it special is the tang of homemade buttermilk dressing.

    Make green salad with pear and bacon

    
Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Red Cabbage with Cranberries 5 of 20
    Red Cabbage with Cranberries
    Red cabbage doesn't just add color to your autumn table, it's also a nutritious and satisfying base for your salad that melds wonderfully with tart cranberries.
    Make red cabbage with cranberries
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries 6 of 20
    Wild Rice Salad with Cranberries
    As one of the few grains native to North America, wild rice makes a great base for a Thanksgiving salad. Of course, this salad is so tasty, you'll want to eat it all fall and winter long.

    Make wild rice salad with cranberries
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Butternut Squash with Escarole 7 of 20
    Butternut Squash with Escarole
    The contrast between mildly sweet squash and bitter escarole make this fall salad something special.
    Make butternut squash with escarole
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Roast Cauliflower Salad with Dried Cherries 8 of 20
    Roast Cauliflower Salad with Dried Cherries
    Roasting cauliflower lends a pleasing nuttiness that is complemented wonderfully by the sweetness of dried cherries in this incredible salad.
    Make roast cauliflower salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Cranberry Feta Salad with Pumpkin Seeds 9 of 20
    Cranberry Feta Salad with Pumpkin Seeds
    Although it's one of the symbols of the season, once the jack-o-lanterns are carved, people often forget about pumpkin. But pumpkin seeds, whether they're toasted or just salted, are one of the culinary joys of autumn and this cranberry feta salad uses them to full effect.

    Make cranberry feta salad
    Image: Jennifer Leal
  • Mushroom Kale Rice Bowl 10 of 20
    Mushroom Kale Rice Bowl
    This vegan salad is hearty enough to serve as a meal, and is a wonderful fall dish with earthy mushrooms, hearty kale, and a flavorful ginger and peanut sauce.
    Make mushroom kale rice bowl
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Pear Salad with Walnuts and Feta 11 of 20
    Pear Salad with Walnuts and Feta
    Pear season always ends way before you're ready, so if you want to make this sweet and salty pear salad with walnuts and feta, you'd better get cracking.
    Make pear salad with walnuts and feta
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Crunchy Fall Apple Salad 12 of 20
    Crunchy Fall Apple Salad
    If you've got a little bit of a sweet tooth, try this yummy fall salad which will appeal to even the pickiest of veggie-haters, with its candied walnuts and crunchy apples.

    Make crunchy fall apple salad
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Pumpkin Potato Salad 13 of 20
    Pumpkin Potato Salad
    An autumn take on a summertime classic, pumpkin potato salad is a fantastic side dish for your fall gatherings.

    Make pumpkin potato salad
    Image: Kathy Patalsky
  • Crunchy Fall Apple Salad 14 of 20
    Crunchy Fall Apple Salad
    If you've got a little bit of a sweet tooth, try this yummy fall salad which will appeal to even the pickiest of veggie-haters, with its candied walnuts and crunchy apples.

    Make crunchy fall apple salad
    Image: Angie McGowan
  • Quinoa Salad with Squash and Collards 15 of 20
    Quinoa Salad with Squash and Collards
    Once your favorite greens go out of season, it doesn't mean your salad days are over. Winter greens like collards and chard make for outstanding salads.

    Make quinoa squash salad

    
Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad 16 of 20
    Fennel and Kohlrabi Salad
    In the fall, ingredients like fennel and kohlrabi keep things fresh. And as this salad shows, there are lots of unusual foods to keep your diet varied during the cooler months.
    
Make fennel and kohlrabi salad

    
Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Spicy Squash Salad 17 of 20
    Spicy Squash Salad
    Keep fall cooking lively by adding a little spicy heat to your roast squash.

    Make spicy squash salad
    Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Endive Salad with Pear and Bacon 18 of 20
    Endive Salad with Pear and Bacon
    Although it can enjoyed year-round, there's something about the smokiness of bacon that makes it perfect for the fall. In salad, it's a great counterpoint to bitter ingredients like endive.

    Make endive salad

    
Image: Brooklyn Supper
  • Spinach Almond Orzo Salad with Cranberries 19 of 20
    Spinach Almond Orzo Salad with Cranberries
    While Popeye cartoons may have overstated the case, spinach is still really good for you, and even spinach haters will find this irresistible with the sweetness of almonds and tartness of cranberries.
    Make red cabbage with cranberries
    Image: Aggie Goodman
  • Bitter Greens with Radish and Egg 20 of 20
    Bitter Greens with Radish and Egg
    Late fall is a great time for bracing ingredients like bitter greens and spicy radishes. Put them together in this flavorful seasonal salad.
    Make bitter green salad

    
Image: Brooklyn Supper

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