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41 Best Fall Salad Recipes

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A complete list of the best salad recipes for fall! These salads make the perfect addition to any fall menu and holiday spread!

Below you’ll find everything from light and crunchy kale salads, to mouthwatering harvest salads loaded with scrumptious ingredients, and hearty roasted vegetable salads celebrating the bounties of fall produce!

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Green leafy kale in a white bowl topped with shredded parmesan cheese and toasted breadcrumbs. Parmesan cheese in a bowl sits in the background.

1. Kale Crunch Salad

Chopped kale is tossed with parmesan cheese, toasted panko bread crumbs, and drizzled with a mandarin vinaigrette. This makes the perfect side dish to a bowl of creamy corn chowder. Customize with toasted nuts, dried fruit, or butternut squash for the ultimate fall salad dish.

A white platter on a yellow napkin filled with leafy greens, roasted beets and squash, red onions, pecans and chunks of goat cheese.

2. Butternut and Beetroot Salad

Roasted butternut squash and roasted beets are combined with goat cheese, candied nuts, greens, and fresh red onion. Toss with your favorite vinaigrette for the perfect hearty side salad.

Leafy greens in a gray stone bowl topped with almonds and diced apples. A blue napkin is off to the side.

3. Apple Arugula Salad With Maple Vinaigrette

Peppery arugula, paired with the sweet apple, cheese, and crunchy almonds tossed in a delicious maple vinaigrette. Absolutely perfect for apple season and makes a healthy and tasty Thanksgiving side dish!

Sliced roasted beets and oranges topped with chopped pistachios, mint and crumbles of feta in a white bowl.

4. Roasted Beet Salad With Orange Tahini Dressing

A colorful and hearty side made with roasted beets, feta, pistachios, and fresh mint. Tossed with a lovely citrus tahini dressing for a bright and flavorful dish!

A bowl of greens in a stone bowl, topped with sliced acorn squash and pomegranate seeds. A dish of dressing and gold utensils on the side.

5. Really Good Thanksgiving Salad Recipe

A bright and fresh salad that is perfect for Thanksgiving or really anytime during the fall season. Greens, Parmesan cheese, and the best harvest produce tossed with a simple maple vinaigrette. This salad will fit right in next to your other Thanksgiving sides like cranberry sauce and broccoli cheese casserole.

Quinoa salad on a white plate with tomatoes, brussels sprouts and squash.  A wooden spoon and cilantro along side the plate.

6. Fall Quinoa Salad with Squash and Brussels Sprouts

Fall Quinoa Salad with Brussels sprouts, butternut squash, tomatoes, lemon, and parsley. A warm, delicious meal that makes a fantastic vegan and gluten-free option at the table.

A full salad in a bowl alongside metal serving utensils. The salad is filled with greens, bacon, pecans, croutons, strawberries and goat cheese.

7. Goat Cheese Salad With Arugula

This Goat Cheese Salad with Arugula is hearty and full of different textures & flavors. It only takes about 30 minutes to make and can be served as the main dish or a hearty side. You can swap the homemade dressing with store-bought to make it even simpler.

Shredded carrots in a wooden bowl with green apples, raisins, and green herbs. Sitting on a blue background

8. Carrot Slaw with Apples and Pecans

This carrot slaw with apples and pecans is the perfect fall salad, and a great way to utilize the carrots in your garden! Serve this salad as a side at Thanksgiving or as a sweet and crunchy side dish alongside Beef Stroganoff or a bowl of creamy Corn and Chicken Chowder.

Pomegranate seeds, sweet potatoes, sliced apples, pumpkin seeds, prosciutto sitting on a bed of greens in a white dish

9. Fall Cobb Salad

This Fall Cobb Salad is packed with the fun flavors and textures of the season. Then it is finished off with a rosemary and apple cider vinegar salad dressing. This is a really fun salad to serve at your next gathering!

A pile of cubed beets, pumpkin, feta, pumpkin seeds and pine nuts, topped with arugula.

10. Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad

This hearty Roasted Pumpkin and Beetroot Salad recipe is beautiful, easy to make, and features delicious fall produce. The perfect side dish to serve throughout the cold weather months.

Roasted squash, wild rice, cranberries and almonds in a white bowl

11. Harvest Wild Rice Salad

A delicious salad made with wild rice, roasted butternut squash, and tossed in a maple Dijon dressing. This Harvest Salad is a healthy and perfect addition to your fall meal planning.

A white bowl filled with greens and topped with roasted squash, walnuts, and feta cheese.

12. Butternut Squash Feta Salad With Arugula

This Butternut Squash Feta Salad is tossed in a maple dressing along with arugula and feta cheese. It makes for a flavorful fall side dish and pairs perfectly with any savory main course.

A white bowl full of sliced acorn squash, greens and topped with nuts, cranberries and wheat berries.

13. Roasted Acorn Squash Salad

This deliciously flavorful salad features roasted acorn squash, wheat berries, feta cheese, and spring greens. It’s hearty and packed with nutrients, keeping you full and satisfied!

A stone bowl full of roasted zucchini, sweet potatoes, and carrots, with lentils on one side. A sprig of thyme sits next to the bowl and a bowl of balsamic dressing sits above the salad.

14. Roasted Vegetable Lentil Salad

Looking for some comfort food, but also nutrition and delicious? This warm roasted vegetable lentil salad is easy to make and the perfect salad to warm up during the cooler months.

A white plate with an arrangement of sliced apples, greens and topped with walnuts, pomegranate seeds, and diced orange squash.

15. The Ultimate Autumn Salad

This Ultimate Autumn Salad is filled with fresh greens, roasted butternut squash, Honeycrisp apples, candied walnuts, pomegranate arils, and the best apple cider vinaigrette. It incorporates the best seasonal fall ingredients to create a cornucopia of flavors on the plate! You’re going to love it!

A white bowl filled with leafy green kale, slices of orange squash, pistachios, pomegranate seeds and chunks of goat cheese. A bowl of pistachios sits above the salad with a set of forks and a white napkin on each side of the bowl.

16. Roasted Delicata Squash & Kale Salad

A delicious kale salad is topped with roasted delicata squash, broccolini, pomegranate seeds, crunchy pistachios, and creamy goat cheese. This hearty salad makes a great addition to any fall meal!

A wooden bowl filled with leafy greens, sliced oranges, diced beets, sliced apples, nuts and topped with cheese crumbles. Two wooden spoons sit on opposite sides inside the bowl.

17. Beetroot Salad With Feta And Orange

This beet, orange, and feta salad is a wonderful mix of sweet and savory goodness. It’s a delicious fall salad that comes together easily for a filling meal or a tasty side dish!

A white bowl filled with leafy green kale, topped with beets, squash, pomegranate seeds, diced apples, and nuts. A creamy tahini dressing is drizzled over the top and a bowl of nuts and a dish of pomegranate seeds sits above the salad.

18. Fall Harvest Salad

This fall harvest salad features the best of what fall has to offer: squash, apples, kale, brussels sprouts, beets, pomegranate, and cranberries. Top it off with a sweet and tangy tahini maple dressing, and you have the perfect cozy fall salad.

A clear dish filled with broccoli, golden raisins, cranberries, bacon, and shredded coleslaw. The salad is topped with a creamy dressing.

19. Broccoli Craisin Salad

An amazing broccoli salad recipe including broccoli, raisins, coleslaw, craisins, and bacon. It’s sweet and sour, crunchy and so very delicious. Perfect as a side dish or as a potluck salad.

One up close shot and one far back shot of  bowls of salad, with leafy greens, sliced apples, squash, farro, topped with pomegranate seeds and creamy dressing dishes of pomegranate seeds and nuts sit in the background with a jar of extra dressing.

20. Roasted Squash Farro Salad

This beautiful roasted squash farro salad is perfect for the fall months when apples and squash are in season. Enjoy this stunning dish as a healthy main or serve it as a side dish at any meal or holiday.

Up close view of a salad on a white dish, full of leafy greens, pecans, whole cranberries, sliced persimmons, and topped with creamy cheese and farro.

21. Persimmon Salad

This hearty persimmon salad is topped with farro, cranberries, shallots, pecans, goat cheese, and a homemade vinaigrette. It’s the perfect fall salad to add to your Thanksgiving spread!

A white dish filled with sliced apples, celery, celery greens and hazelnuts. There is a serving missing from the plate along with a serving fork. A used lemon and some herbs are alongside the plate

22. Celery Salad with Apples

This simple celery salad recipe comes together in the blink of an eye. The celery adds crunch, the apples add sweetness, while the hazelnuts provide a pleasant, buttery element.

A white bowl piled high with wild rice, pecans, green apples, cranberries and sprinkled with green herbs. A lemon is showing off in the distance.

23. Wild Rice Salad

This delicious wild rice salad is filled with tart apples, sweet cranberries, and pecans. Serve as a healthy and flavorful main course or a hearty side dish. Perfect for Thanksgiving or to bring to any gathering.

A gray platter holding thin sliced radicchio, sliced red apple, pomegranate seeds, and chunks of gorgonzola and chopped hazelnuts. There is an olive oil dressing drizzled on the plate, and a white napkin under the platter.

24. Radicchio Salad

This easy radicchio salad combines all the best of fall’s vegetables and fruits into a single, gorgeous recipe that pops with flavor. Made with thin sliced radicchio, microgreens, pomegranate arils, and a delicious combination of apples, hazelnuts, and gorgonzola. This salad is a must make!

A green salad, filling a red rimmed bowl, topped with small round pasta, orange slices, pecans, sliced apples, celery and dried cherries. Pecans and greens are spilled out around the bowl.

25. Autumn Apple Pasta Salad Recipe

Easy Autumn Apple Pasta Salad Recipe made with fresh baby spinach, sweet apples, crisp celery, dried cherries, mandarin oranges, and buttery pecans, all tossed with a homemade Poppyseed Dressing. Enjoy this fresh, delicious, and festive apple pasta salad as a light lunch or holiday appetizer.

A bowl sitting on a decorative gold napkin on a blue table. The bowl is filled with greens, pecan halves, figs and chunks of blue cheese.

26. Fig Salad With Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Mixed greens are tossed with fresh figs, pecan halves, and blue cheese then topped off with a sweet honey balsamic vinaigrette for the perfect fall salad. So flavorful and so delicious!

Mixed greens on a white plate shaped like a pumpkin, with a gold stem. The salad is topped with sliced apples, cranberries, walnuts, blue cheese and red onions. A red napkin is off the the side, an extra apple, dried fruit and fork are in the background.

27. Arugula Blue Cheese Salad With Apples, Walnuts, And Cranberries

Made with apples, cranberries, walnuts, and blue cheese, this salad is full of complementary flavors and textures. Top it with a homemade maple mustard dressing, and this salad will become a family favorite in no time.

An up close photo of salad greens topped with sliced beets, diced cucumbers, tomatoes, and topped with three breaded rounds of goat cheese. The salad is served on a white plate with a fork to the side.

28. Beet Goat Cheese Salad with Balsamic Vinaigrette

If there ever was a comfort food salad, this is it! Warm goat cheese rounds are the crowning glory of this delicious salad. Paired with beets, greens, and veggies, this salad is a flavorful treat!

A white bowl sitting on a geometric pattern, full of sliced brussels sprouts, thin ribbons of rainbow carrots and sprinkled with sunflower seeds. A fork is tucked in on top of the salad.

29. Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad With Tahini Dressing

This easy raw brussels sprouts salad is made with shaved brussels sprouts, carrots, fruit, and an easy homemade tahini dressing. This salad packs up and stores well, making it perfect for meal prep!

A white bowl filled with quinoa, chickpeas, almonds, and cranberries. Bits of kale are poking through the ingredients. Extra cranberries, pumpkin seeds and sliced almonds are scattered around the bowl, with a fork alongside the bottom.

30. Kale Quinoa Salad

Kale Quinoa Salad is the perfect healthy side dish to any meal. Made with simple ingredients, like kale, cooked quinoa, chickpeas, pepitas, cranberries and almonds, this salad is delicious and easy to make!

Ingredients arranged on a bed of greens on a white platter starting from left to right: pecan halves, sliced apple, pomegranate seeds, shaved parmesan, diced bacon.

31. Easy Thanksgiving Harvest Salad Recipe With Apples

This easy and delicious Harvest Salad is full of amazing ingredients like apple slices, bacon, and pecans. It will make the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving table, or a delicious heart, salad to keep you going during the cold weather months.

A white plate full of green arugula, diced squash, sliced figs, chopped hazelnuts and shaved parmesan.

32. Fig and Butternut Squash Salad

Made with arugula, butternut squash, and dried figs, this healthy autumn salad celebrates the best flavors of the season. A maple and curry dressing finishes this delightful salad.

A hand with a forkful of beets, sweet potatoes,  greens, a slice of red onion and sunflower seeds, held over a plate of the salad.  A bowl of salad and the extra ingredients are in the background with a salt shaker.

33. Sweet Potato Beet Salad

Sweet potatoes and beets go great together in this yummy plant-based salad. Toss with baby spinach and a homemade maple dressing for a flavorful and healthy meal!

A person wearing an apron holding two utensils, tossing the salad on a wooden table. Salad is in a white bowl with greens, red lettuce, pears, chunks of cheese, and chopped nuts. Extra dressing if off to the side.

34. Pear Salad with Gorgonzola and Walnuts

Tender greens paired with tangy blue cheese and a perfectly ripe pear make this fall salad versatile, bright and fresh. A flavorful and classy addition to any menu!

A mixture of colorful fruit is served on a blue platter. Extra dressing and pomegranate seeds are show top left, with a serving utensil sits bottom right. Extra pecans are sprinkled around the platter.

35. Fall Fruit Salad

This fruit salad is a vibrant, healthy addition to your Thanksgiving or seasonal table. Colorful chopped fruit is tossed with a simple honey dressing to make the most delicious and easy side dish.

A bowl of ingredients including shredded cabbage, herbs, sliced almonds, sliced red onions and dried cranberries. Serving utensils and extra dressing sit to the left of the glass bowl.

36. Cranberry Almond Slaw

Cranberry Almond Slaw is full of crunchy cabbage, almonds, and tart cranberries. Tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette, this slaw is light, refreshing, and the perfect addition to your fall or Thanksgiving menu!

A salad sitting in a stainless bowl, filled with diced apples, diced cheddar, nuts, greens, dried cranberries and sliced onions. The bowl is sitting on a yellow napkin with colorful stripes, a glass of white wine in the background and extra dressing in a dish next to the salad.

37. Harvest Chopped Salad

Make a salad this fall, but serve it chopped! Made with delicious ingredients like crunchy apples, walnuts, cranberries, cheddar cheese and drizzled with a homemade balsamic vinaigrette, this recipe is both fun and flavorful!

A white bowl filled with kale, diced apples, pecans, and sunflower seeds. There is a fork in the middle of the salad, with a red apple and extra pecans sprinkled in the background.

38. Kale Apple Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

The cranberry vinaigrette is the star of this simple fall salad! This flavorful kale salad is packed with delicious ingredients including crunchy apples, sunflower seeds, pecans, and creamy chunks of cheddar cheese. Serve as a tasty lunch or a healthy side to your main entree.

A white bowl sitting on a green striped towel filled with salad ingredients including flaked salmon, sliced potatoes, greens, apples and green beans. The salad is drizzled with a creamy dressing. Serving utensils are sticking out of the bowl.

39. Salmon Kale Salad

An easy and hearty salad to make when the chilly weather sets in! This salmon kale salad is made with fresh kale, apples, Parmesan salmon, roasted potatoes, green beans, and an easy tahini dressing. It’s the perfect recipe for a filling lunch or simple supper!

Shaved brussels sprouts in a white bowl topped with pecans, diced red apples, shredded parmesan cheese and dried cranberries. A red apple, lemons and a blue towel surround the bowl. A serving utensil sits inside the salad.

40. Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette

This shaved brussels sprout salad is full of fall-inspired ingredients like apples, pecans, and cranberries tossed in a simple lemon vinaigrette. It’s an easy, show-stopping side salad that’s perfect for your dinner table or holiday menu.

A close up of the salad sitting in a light colored bowl on a marble surface topped with bacon, pomegranate seeds, shaved brussels sprouts, diced squash, and cheese crumbles.

41. Thanksgiving Salad

Don’t let the name fool you, this tasty Thanksgiving Salad, is a recipe you can make throughout the entire fall season. It has seasonal ingredients (brussels sprouts, squash, apples, BACON) and is guaranteed to impress.

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