The best flavors of the season
Fall is the time to enjoy warm, hearty and nutritious meals and luckily the season is loaded with an abundance of delicious vegetables. However, meals can get heavier and heavier as we get closer to the holiday season, so adding some salad recipes to your weekly meal plan is a great idea. Far from boring, these salads make the perfect addition to any fall table when paired with your favorite homemade dressing. Take this beauty for example. Delicata squash is beautifully caramelized when roasted, bringing out a sweet flavor and gooey texture. The skin is tender enough to eat without the need to peel it first. Layered over leafy greens, sweetened with pomegranate seeds and topped with a crunchy texture of roasted pepitas, this salad is one you’ll be making all season long.
Get the recipe: Maple Roasted Delicata Squash Salad with Spiced Pepitas
Kohlrabi and apple salad
Kohlrabi and apple are a successful combination in this refreshing salad. Roasted sunflower seeds add extra crunch and it all comes together in just 15 minutes. It’s the perfect weeknight salad for a fall day.
Get the recipe: Kohlrabi and Apple Salad
Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
Butternut squash is one of the best parts of fall, and we’ll take any excuse to include it in our weekday recipes. This warm, nutritious salad is made with roasted butternut squash, arugula, walnuts and dried cranberries. It’s sweet, salty, and savory, so it’s a great addition to your fall table. Bring it to your next potluck or friendsgiving celebration.
Get the Recipe: Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Cider Vinaigrette
Sliced Brussels sprouts salad
Shaving Brussels sprouts is a fun way to enjoy the hearty vegetable, and even haters will appreciate how easy it is to enjoy when shaved. Toss this hearty salad in a homemade citrus and shallot vinaigrette and garnish with chopped hazelnuts and diced pecorino.
Get the recipe: Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Dates, Manchego and Almonds
Roasted Pumpkin Salad
It wouldn’t be fall without roasted squash, and this salad recipe is easy and delicious. It’s ready in just 35 minutes and combines butternut squash, acorn squash, and kabocha squash. Brussels sprouts add extra crunch and arugula adds just the right amount of peppery flavor.
Get the recipe: Roasted Pumpkin Salad
Thanksgiving Spoon Salad
Everyone’s favorite fall flavors come together in this nutritious salad. Roasted pecans, roasted squash, and dried cranberries are like an ode to Thanksgiving, and this salad is a great way to savor those festive flavors whenever you feel like it. Top with a sparkling vinaigrette and serve with a spoon at the next buffet.
Get the recipe: Thanksgiving Spoon Salad
Sweet and savory kale salad
If you’re looking for a warm salad that tastes impressive but is surprisingly easy to make, try this sweet and savory kale salad. Roasted sweet potatoes and onions add a caramelized sweetness that pairs perfectly with a champagne pomegranate vinaigrette. Hearty kale is the ideal base for a filling and nutritious side dish.
Get the recipe: Sweet and Savory Kale Salad
Roasted Roasted Salad
Crispy, crunchy, and fresh, this hearty fall salad is nutritious and delicious. Roasted sweet shallots and butternut squash are topped with crunchy pecans, pumpkin seeds, and crunchy onions.
Get the recipe: Toasted Roasted Salad
Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Pear and blue cheese strike the perfect balance of sweetness and umami in this easy salad. Ready in just 20 minutes, it’s an easy weekday dish that feels like it should be saved for a special occasion. Top with freshly chopped nuts to add a crunchy texture to the creamy salad.
Get the recipe: Pear and Blue Cheese Salad
Crunch lettuce in color
This colorful salad tastes just as good as it looks thanks to the creamy peanut butter dressing. Ready in just 20 minutes, all you need are bright, colorful veggies like stale carrots, tossed radishes, and fresh cucumbers. A Y-peeler is the secret to efficiently shaving the veggies, and juicy pomegranate seeds add extra sweetness.
Get the recipe: Colored Crunch Salad
Crunchy sweet Brussels sprouts salad
This is a hearty and warming salad that just tastes like fall. Slightly wilted Brussels sprouts mix with sweet and spicy cranberries for the perfect side dish. Bring it to your next holiday party to wow your friends all season long.
Get the recipe: Crunchy Sweet Brussels Sprouts Salad
Roasted Acorn Squash and Portobello Mushroom Salad with Radicchio, Apples and Pumpkin Seeds
Portobello mushrooms and roasted squash make this salad hearty enough to enjoy on its own, without an appetizer. It’s filling and warm, with toasted pumpkin seeds for added crunch.
Get the recipe: Roasted Acorn Squash and Portobello Mushroom Salad with Radicchio, Apples and Pumpkin Seeds
Thanksgiving is a time to enjoy, but there’s no harm in balancing the rich spread with some greens. This loaded salad combines a wealth of flavors and textures like fresh apples, pecans, and crispy fried onions. Ready in under an hour, it’s the perfect choice for dinner, lunch, or as a side dish.
Get the recipe: Thanksgiving Salad
Green salad with cranberry vinaigrette
Homemade Cranberry Vinaigrette is a great way to add sweet and tangy flavor to any salad, and it only takes 30 minutes to whip up. Drizzle over watercress and butter lettuce, then top with shredded parsley and fresh tarragon.
Get the recipe: Green Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette
Warm Brussels sprouts salad
If you’re tired of the same boring Brussels sprouts recipes, switch things up this year with a simple salad. This warm Brussels sprouts salad is ready in just 20 minutes and topped with crispy pancetta. Add red wine vinegar to brighten up the decadent dish.
Get the recipe: Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad
Root vegetable salad with fried eggs
Root vegetables are hearty and flavorful and taste like fall. This roasted root vegetable salad is tossed with tender and peppery arugula, then topped with a fried egg and grated Parmesan.
Get the recipe: Root Vegetable Salad with Fried Eggs
Autumn salad with a spicy brittle
Crunchy, crunchy, sweet and salty, this salad is like a sensory delight in every bite. The homemade, flavorful brittle is perfectly balanced with rich, fatty bacon and crunchy apples. The loaded salad is a perfect side dish, but it’s hearty enough to enjoy as a full meal too.
Get the recipe: Autumn salad with spicy brittle
Shredded beets and apple salad
Earthy beets are balanced with sweet and crunchy apples in this hearty salad recipe. A shallot vinaigrette adds tangy flavor and candied walnuts add a balanced sweetness. Serve alone or alongside your favorite fall dish for a complete meal.
Get the recipe: Shredded Beet and Apple Salad
Salad with shredded kale and root vegetables
This hearty, energizing salad is packed with nutrients. Crispy carrots, peppery radish, and crunchy quinoa are tossed with shredded Tuscan kale. Toss in a homemade red wine vinaigrette and serve.
Get the recipe: Shredded Kale and Root Vegetable Salad
Sesame Ginger Kale and Apple Salad
For a hearty, brightly flavored salad, try this Sesame Ginger Kale Apple Salad. Ready in just 30 minutes, it’s an easy way to wow your guests. Crunchy apple, crunchy wontons and toasted almonds add just the right amount of texture.
Get the recipe: Sesame Ginger Kale and Apple Salad
Kale Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
This hearty salad combines roasted pumpkin with hearty kale and juicy pomegranate seeds. Chopped fresh rosemary adds fresh flavor and chopped bacon adds crispy richness. Serve with homemade red wine vinegar.
Get the recipe: Kale Butternut Squash Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Pear, Celery and Farro Salad
For an easy weeknight dinner, this easy salad is ready in just 25 minutes. The best part? All you need are six ingredients. Nut farro is tossed with pear, celery, parsley and parmesan and then dressed with oil and apple cider vinegar. This dish is perfect as a side salad, but it’s also filling as a main course.
Get the recipe: Pear, Celery and Farro Salad
Celery Root Salad
For a super easy recipe that can be ready in just 35 minutes, try this Celery Salad. Dijon, white wine vinegar and whipped cream combine to create a thick and creamy dressing. Mix in the frisée and shredded radicchio for an extra crunchy texture.
Get the recipe: Celery Salad
Butternut squash and sausage salad
Sausage isn’t always the first thing that comes to mind when you think of salad, but this recipe will change that. In this dish, Italian sausage, butternut squash, and red onions are roasted until lightly caramelized. Next, the sweet and savory warm ingredients are mixed with mustard, vinegar and garlic. Combine with arugula and friseethen with salty ricotta salata for a hearty, delicious salad.
Get the recipe: Butternut Squash and Sausage Salad