Fall has finally arrived, which means cozy sweaters, fuzzy scarves, warm drinks and enjoying the beautiful colours that nature has to offer. While fall can be a perfect time to be active and live well, it can also be all too easy to cuddle up inside with comfort foods, and indulge in warm sugar-filled drinks and Thanksgiving feasts.
While salads are often thought of as a summer staple, with the bounty of the fall harvest, they can just as easily make for a and nutritious autumn dish. You may even prefer these autumnal dishes over their summer counterparts, due to the abundance of delicious fall produce – apples, root vegetables, squash, potatoes, etc. All of these ingredients make perfect additions to a fall salad.
Read on for some beautiful salads that will easily become a staple in your fall menu.
1. Harvest Cobb Salad
This Fall version of a Cobb salad is not only stunning to look at but is jam packed with everything to make it a healthy and satisfying meal. Get the recipe.
2. Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad
If you’re not a fan of Brussels sprouts, this salad just may change your mind. Get the recipe.
3. Brussel Sprout And Quinoa Salad
For some added protein try this quinoa Brussel sprout salad that includes butternut squash and beautiful pomegranate seeds. Get the recipe.
4. Kale And Apple Quinoa Salad
Another perfect option for lunch, this salad can even be made ahead and stay in the fridge a few days as long as it’s the apples are added daily. Get the recipe.
5. Butternut Squash And Bacon Salad
Because if there is anything better than squash, it’s squash and bacon with a rosemary maple vinagarette. Get the recipe.
6. Roasted Beet And Carrot Salad
It may be hard to find a salad more beautiful and delicious than this. Topped with pepitas, this makes the perfect side dish for a Thanksgiving dinner. Get the recipe.
7. Chopped Autumn Salad With Apple Cider Dressing
The apple cider dressing in this salad brings together the flavours of the bacon, candied pecans, apples and feta to prove that cider isn’t only for drinking. Get the recipe.
8. Carrot Apple Slaw
This slaw proves that slaw is not only for barbeques. Pair this with a baked chicken dish, have it as a snack or even as a side with brunch. Get the recipe.
9. Harvest Salad With Pumpkin Goddess Dressing
Who needs pumpkin spice lattes when you can have this pumpkin dressed combo of greens, squash, pecans and apples? Get the recipe.
10. Butternut Squash, Cranberry And Quinoa Salad
This salad is perfect as a lunch staple as it will keep all week. A bowl of fall to enjoy on the daily. Get the recipe.
11. Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
One of the best parts of Fall is being able to roast vegetables without heating up the entire the house. This salad looks beautiful, perfect for a cozy night in with friends. Get the recipe.
12. Beet Root, Squash And Feta Salad
Almost too beautiful to eat, this salad is hearty, earthy and nutty. Get the recipe.
13. Root Vegetable Salad With Tahini-Maple Vinaigrette
Tahini is pretty much always a good idea, but this is especially true on top of beautiful root veg, greens and quinoa. Get the recipe.
14. Curried Butternut Squash Salad
This salad proves that spiralizers are not just for zucchini noodles. This warmly-flavoured salad makes the hassle of cutting up squash a non-issue. Get the recipe.
15. Crunchy Detox Salad
Fall is the perfect time to eat more detoxifying foods without the temptation of patios and barbeques. Let this beautiful salad help. Get the recipe.