Fall is a great time of year to experiment with new flavors in your food. Salads are the perfect way to incorporate seasonal flavors and ingredients. If you find yourself looking for new ideas, enjoy the taste of in-season produce with these 12 fall salads you’re going to love.
1. Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Goddess Dressing
Made with acorn squash, apples, dried cranberries, pecans and maple syrup infused pumpkin goddess dressing, this salad will leave you feeling full and energized during the cool fall season. Add some ripened avocado for an extra dose of healthy fats.
2. Fall Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad
This delicious salad includes butternut squash, roasted Brussel sprouts, apples, kale, pecans, dried cranberries, and is topped off with an apple cider vinaigrette. Talk about a salad packed with a plethora of amazing fall flavors!
3. Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad
An easy, fresh salad that incorporates spinach, apples, dried cranberries, walnuts for texture, and a sprinkle of feta cheese. This salad is easy to throw together as a quick lunch or a delicious side dish for dinner.
4. Brussel Sprout, Kale and Apple Salad with Sharp Cheddar, Bacon and Pecans
Enjoy a variety of textures with this shredded brussel sprout, kale and apple salad with you’re favorite choice of shard cheddar cheese, pieces of bacon, and chopped pecans.
5. Roasted Sweet Potato, Wild Rice, and Arugula Salad
This protein-packed salad is filled with a delicious combination of arugula, roasted sweet potato, wild rice, and cashews with a garlic and lemon vinaigrette.
6. Fall Harvest Honey Crisp Apple and Kale Salad
This beautiful salad will cover every craving you’ll want from a meal. It includes prosciutto, pomegranate, honey crisp apple, kale, shallot, fig preserves, feta cheese, and a light drizzle of maple syrup.
7. Candied Pecan, Pear, and Pomegranate Salad
This sweet take on a fall salad incorporates spinach, candied pecans, pears, pomegranates, feta cheese, and is topped off with a raspberry poppyseed vinaigrette.
8. Bourbon Roasted Pear Salad
This sweet and smoky salad deeply embodies fall with bourbon roasted Rivera pears, spring mix greens, candied walnuts, pomegranate arils, and gorgonzola cheese.
9. Autumn Crunch Pasta Salad
Adding pasta to your salad helps sustain your hunger for longer periods of time, and the carbs will give you an extra energy boost throughout your day. This delicious fall salad includes spinach, any small pasta of your choosing, celery, dried cranberries, mandarin oranges, granny smith apples, pecans, and a poppyseed vinaigrette.
10. Roasted Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad
Quinoa is an amazing source of protein to add to your salads, especially if you are looking for plant-based sources of protein. Paired with roasted butternut squash, pomegranate arils, feta cheese, and scallions, this salad is jam-packed with delicious fall flavors.
11. Purple Cabbage and Arugula Salad with an Easy Dijon Vinaigrette
Another great entry on this list of fall salads is this fresh salad with chopped purple cabbage, arugula, dried cranberries, sliced almonds, and an easy, quick to make dijon vinaigrette. This salad has a great source of protein and a variety of textures to keep you interested.
12. Fall Farro Salad with Halloumi and Pomegranates
Some of you might be asking what halloumi is. Halloumi is a type of cabbage which also has a turnip-like edible stem. This salad includes that amazing vegetable along with farro for protein, roasted acorn squash, apples of your choosing, carrots, microgreens, pomegranates, shallots, and feta cheese.