13 Fall Salad Recipes to Convey the Season to the Kitchen

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Words can’t describe how excited I am for fall and all of its delicious in-season produce. Just like clockwork, when October rolls around, it’s out with the sun hats and strawberries, and in with the booties and butternut squash. You better believe that I was at Trader Joe’s as soon as their fall products hit the shelves, stocking up on all things pumpkin. I, for one, take great joy in admiring a pumpkin on my doorstep while devouring a slice of pumpkin bread—don’t you? It’s safe to say that I indulged a bit this summer, so I’m on the hunt for recipes that taste and feel like fall, but are healthy and nourishing, too. Enter: this roundup of the best fall salad recipes on the internet. 

The best thing about fall salads is that they feature delicious salad bases like Brussels sprouts and quinoa, along with my favorite toppings like sweet potato and apples. I’m convinced that if you put every fall food from this list in a bowl, it would taste pretty good. You can’t go wrong. Read on for 13 fall salad recipes that will bring the season into your kitchen. 

Vegetarian Fall Salad Recipes

Roasted Delicata Squash & Kale Salad

Why We Love It:  Sheela Prakash shared this recipe with us last year, and it has been a fall-favorite ever since. It’s wholesome, colorful, and incredibly flavorful. This recipe has the perfect tangy dressing, is gluten-free and vegan, and has some yummy crunch components, too. Plus, it just looks pretty. 

Hero Ingredient: Delicata squash has been waiting all year to shine in this salad. 

Get the recipe here.

Grape, Avocado, and Arugula Salad from Gimme Some Oven

Grapefruit Salad With Cilantro and Goat Cheese from Crumb Top Baking

Apple Cranberry Walnut Salad from Creme de la Crumb

Roasted Winter Vegetable Salad with Crispy Quinoa


Why We Love It:
Gaby Dalkin of
What’s Gaby Cooking shared this beautiful veggie salad with us that’s full of fall and winter’s best. The red pepper flakes add the perfect amount of spice, the quinoa brings just the right amount of crunch, and the pinto beans give the salad some protein. It’s super easy and will be a fall favorite for sure.

Hero Ingredient: Can’t beat the quinoa.

Colorful Beet Salad With Carrot, Quinoa & Spinach from Cookie + Kate

Butternut Squash and Cranberry Quinoa Salad from Little Broken

Roasted Pumpkin, Fennel & Peach Salad from Green Kitchen Stories

Roasted Sweet Potato and Fig Kale Salad With Maple-Cinnamon Cider Vinaigrette from The Roasted Root

Fall Salad Recipes With Meat

Autumn Harvest Honeycrisp Apple and Feta Salad from Half Baked Harvest

Autumn Chopped Chicken Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen 

Kale Salad With Prosciutto and Figs from Giadzy

Autumn Salmon & Squash Bowl from Once Upon a Pumpkin

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