Fall is all about stews, chili, roasts, and salads. Yes, salads! Roasted veggies are delicious, but roasted veggies tossed with greens and a delicious dressing are sublime. And don’t forget about fall fruits; they make for delicious salads, too. These 9 amazing fall salad recipes are enough to keep us from missing summer salads. Now if only they could keep us from missing summer weather.
I’ve never seen a recipe that makes Brussels sprouts, kale, and broccoli—all mixed together!—look so good. Maybe that’s the power behind this Fall Kale Super Salad (above) from Seasons and Suppers.
We can’t talk fall salads without talking apples. I love how this Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts and Sweet Spiced Cider Vinaigrette from The Cozy Apron uses apple as a crispy, tart element. Ingrid’s version of this salad is all about the Honey Crisp, but I bet the recipe will be great with just about any variety of apple.
This Kale Salad with Sauteed Apples from Brooklyn Supper uses apples in a slightly different way. Even sautéed, the apples will have a little crunch. The heat will soften and sweeten them, though, which gives a different overall flavor than using raw apples.
Apples aren’t the only fall fruit that work beautifully in salads. This Autumn Salad spied on From the Kitchen makes perfect use of figs in a salad layered with greens, walnuts, prosciutto, and blue cheese. This is heaven on a plate.
This simple Roasted Squash Salad from my own site, One Hungry Mama, is all about the Mustard-Maple Vinaigrette. Other than the dressing, roasted acorn squash and greens, you can customize this anyway you want. I love it with sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and crumbled feta cheese.
While on One Hungry Mama, you should also check out this hearty Curry Roasted Cauliflower and Lentil Salad. This is a great option for when you want to serve salad as a main. It’s perfect with a big loaf of crusty garlic bread or a bowl of soup.
Why limit your salad to one roasted veggie when you can throw a whole bunch of them in the mix like with this Roasted Root Salad from A Spicy Perspective. Sommer dresses this salad with a cilantro dressing that sounds divine, but the kicker is the savory granola that she sprinkles on top. Yum!
I’m a sucker for salads made with shredded, raw Brussels sprouts so I was thrilled to find this Thai Crunch Brussels Sprouts Salad on How Sweet It Is. I love this creative way of of using the baby cabbages; it’s such a nice break from pairing them with bacon and blue cheese.
With so many beautiful savory salads, I had to throw in one sweet, fruit salad. This Autumn Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dressing from Kitchen Treaty is a delectable healthy treat perfect for after school or dessert. You can even pack it in your little one’s school lunch with the dressing on the side for dipping.