The Best Salad Recipes For Fall

Salads are an extremely popular summer meal option, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy the wonderful taste of a fresh salad in the Fall time, here’s some inspiration for Fall time salads that we know you’ll love!

1. Sweet Potato Salad

A staple Fall ingredient, this salad makes use of the brightly colored sweet potato to help bring some Fall color to your plate. The tangy nature of this salad is excellent for those Fall evenings. 

Served with leafy spinach, feta cheese, avocado, and roasted sweet potatoes, there are all sorts of flavors going on in this salad, which is why it’s the first on our list! 

2. Crunchy Salad

If you’re someone who loves a particularly crunchy salad, then this is going to be the ideal salad for you come the Fall time, this salad features plenty of bold, distinct flavors that all mold together well for a delightful combination of tastes.

Roasted peanuts, green apples, and fresh cabbage all combine well in this salad, but don’t be afraid to introduce your own elements into this salad to keep it fresh! 

3. Cobb Salad

Many consider cobb salad to be the salad to end all salads when it comes to choosing one for the Fall time (see also ‘33 Easy Fall Appetizers‘), and it’s not difficult to see why this is the case !

With plenty of succulent chicken, fresh vegetables, eggs, and crispy bacon, this salad has all the makings of a wholesome and hearty meal, even when it becomes a little bit colder outside, the colors on this dish really help to fit the rustic nature of the season!

4. Pear Balsamic Salad

Pears are an exceptionally great fruit for the Fall, and what is the best way to elevate the taste of a beautiful ripe pear? To toss it up in a gorgeous balsamic dressing alongside a whole host of mixed greens. 

Best accompanied by some dried cherries, with some crunch provided by nuts of your choosing (we recommend walnuts), this salad will soon become a regular party dish in your home! 

5. Roasted Beet And Goat’s Cheese Salad

Lovers of Beets will be rejoicing at this sight of the recipe, and it’s a perfect addition to any Fall salad, and this salad certainly has everything needed to become your go to salad for the Fall!

With the creamy goat cheese, avocado, roasted beets, and it includes arugula.

What makes the beets in this recipe so special is that they’re wrapped in foil and baked prior to serving, which is what makes them taste so much better than your typical pre-cooked beets you might be used to. 

6. Kale, Crispy Quinoa, And Pickled Cranberries

Full of flavor and bursting with color, the result is an absolute crunchfest of a salad that will be sure to impress even the most sceptical of guests. 

The pickled cranberries help to provide that sweet tart-like flavor that works so well alongside the crunchy nature of the quinoa and the crispy kale. 

This salad is perfect for Thanksgiving, or as part of a feast for your guests!

7. Fall Fruit Salad

If you’re someone who has a particularly sweet tooth, then this is most definitely the salad for you this Fall!

This salad includes pears, apples, and grapes, which are then all coated in a wonderful cinnamon dressing that’s also super creamy, the salad is then garnished with crunchy chopped pecans, which also are extremely nutritious too!

So whether you decide to have this salad for breakfast, in the afternoon, or as a side dish to your main meal, it’s perfect for any occasion! 

8. Composed Waldorf Salad

If you like some slightly more extravagant inclusions when it comes to your salads, then this more refined version of your typical Waldorf salad is more than likely going to provide plenty of intrigue! 

Including some staple Fall ingredients such as apples and walnuts, this salad also uses pomegranate seeds to really breathe a new life into this salad, and is one that will certainly raise a few eyebrows when it gets served at the dinner table! 

9. Kale And Coconut Ranch

It can be surprisingly hard to find a suitable salad for you if you’re vegan, which is why this kale and coconut ranch salad makes an excellent choice for any vegan struggling to find some salad inspiration. 

With the inclusion of some especially crunchy chickpeas,  this salad has everything it needs to become a dinner time success in your home, and if you’re trying to go vegan, will definitely become a popular dish! 

10. Fall Time Pasta Salad

Another great vegan recipe, this delicious dairy-free recipe makes use of a great mix of roasted vegetables along with beautifully soft pasta and a yummy poppy seed dressing!

This salad includes some staple Fall vegetables, with brussel sprouts, sweet potatoes, carrots, and parsnips all making an appearance, which means this salad is great for those who really love their veggies! 

11. Farro Salad

This salad is extremely filling, and you certainly won’t have any room left after you finish eating it!

This is why this salad is not just the perfect dinnertime meal, but also a great dish to make as a plan ahead meal! So if you find yourself particularly busy during the day, you can make it in the morning and eat it in the evening!

The sweet, salty, crunchy, and most importantly, fresh, elements of the perfect salad are all there, and you can add your own favorites too! 

12. Brussel Sprout Salad

Brussel sprouts can sometimes be a controversial choice of vegetable, but considering it’s the Fall, they’re a great choice for those cool breezy evenings, and are also in season too!

Combined with a whole host of other flavors, including apples, almonds, and whatever cheese you prefer best, this salad is the ultimate choice of salad for any vegetarians out there.

Plus the amazing vinaigrette adds a whole nother level of flavor to this already delicious salad. 

13. Bacon Salad

This salad is great if you’re a fan of salty and savory flavors, and makes the perfect addition to any feast! This is great if you’re looking for inspiration for your Thanksgiving meal too!

The crispy crumbled bacon alongside the shredded sprouts in conjunction with the parmesan cheese and crunchy almonds are doused in a citrus shallot dressing, culminating in a wholesome and hearty fall salad! 

14. Lentil Salad

Lentils are so incredibly versatile that it is no wonder they’ve found their way onto this list! If you’ve had lentils before you’ll know just how easy they are to prepare and cook, and how much they add to a meal!

This salad is brilliant if you’re someone who likes to prepare meals too, as it can last for a full week in the fridge, and it tastes like it gets better the longer you leave it! 

15. Roasted Mushrooms And Radicchio

Although much more of a side dish than the main attraction, this gorgeous side salad is the perfect accompaniment to any rustic Fall dish!

The rich flavor of the mushrooms alongside the bitterness from the fresh radicchio combined with the sweetness that comes from the balsamic dressing means that this side dish is complete! 

16. Butternut Squash Salad

There is no better feeling than visiting your local farmer’s market and picking up loads of fresh produce for your meals!

Which is why this butternut squash salad makes for a lovely Fall meal and gives you the perfect excuse to sneak in a visit to the farmer’s market. 

Plus, the additions of goat’s cheese and pomegranate seeds as well as the cumin and date glazing makes this salad especially tasty.

17. Tomato Fried Rice Salad

This unusual looking salad might not meet everyone’s expectations at first glance, but, once you try this yummy salad, there will be no turning back!

With warm, savory grains, creamy feta cheese, and plenty of greens, this salad has everything you want in a Fall salad and will prove to be a hearty dish thanks to the added carbs. 

This salad gone rice bowl is a perfect choice if you really want to try something new this Fall! 

18. Bibb Salad With Fennel, Pickled Onion, And Plums

Another unique salad, this dish makes great use of one of the best fruits you can pick during the Fall months: Plums!

Making use of the seasonal fruits and vegetables is a great feeling, and with Fall being filled with such great ingredients, it feels like a waste not to make use of them. 

This salad is relatively simple, but is easy to make and can be kept in the fridge too, which makes it a great lunchtime salad. 

19. Apple, Cranberry, And Pecan Salad 

Another excellent lunchtime option, this salad is perfect for the crunch lovers among us, with the crispy apple, pecan nuts, and the colorful pomegranate seeds ensuring that this salad has plenty of texture to explore.

Served with fresh leafy spinach and a particularly zesty lemon vinaigrette, this is a great light dish or side salad. 

20. Broccolini And White Bean Salad

This salad is another great vegetarian option and is packed full of flavor thanks to the wide variety of ingredients that it’s filled with!

Whether it’s the capers, lemon juice, pepper or the honey, this salad contains all the elements of taste that you could want, and they work magically together. 

21. Grape Salad

Who said salad couldn’t be a sweet snack? If you thought that, then this recipe is here to help prove you wrong! 

Diet-friendly, this creamy grape salad is everything you could want from a sweet salad, and if you closed your eyes you’d think you were eating a dessert. 

The dressing includes sour cream, brown sugar, as well as a hint of vanilla!

22. Chicken Caesar Salad

Whilst it’s well known as a summer classic, this decadent dish still makes for an excellent choice in the Fall too!

Everyone knows how good a Caesar salad can be when eating out, so why not try making one for yourself at home! 

23. Corn Salad

With only six ingredients it’s amazing just how tasty this salad is! Plus, this salad only takes 30 minutes in order to prep, which means you can easily get this ready whilst cooking your main dish!

So whether you decide to make this dish as a game day snack, or to accompany a meaty main dish, this corn salad will never let you down! 

24. Carrot Salad

Carrot salad might already be a prominent dish in your house, as it is in many houses, especially around Thanksgiving time. 

The combination of plenty of shredded carrots mixed with wonderful sweet raisins and juicy pineapple, before being tossed in a creamy dressing.

25. Taco Salad

If you’re vegan, or even just trying to cut down on your meat consumption this Fall, this vegan taco salad is going to become a staple dish for sure!

Featuring all of your favorite taco fillings alongside a crisp fresh salad and some fresh nacho chips, this one is sure to be a hit! 

26. Orzo Pasta Salad

Another great dish that makes use of Kale, which is a cold weather classic!

The orzo in this salad ensures that this meal will remain fulfilling even through the colder nights in the Fall, and is great for either lunch or dinner too!

27. Fall Glow Salad

Despite there being no greens present, this salad is extremely nutritious and is definitely a feel-good meal! 

With roasted cauliflower, crispy apple, and sweet potato all involved in this salad, along with a zesty dressing, this salad is sure to go down as a treat!

28. Moroccan Carrot Salad

This combination of carrots and raisins is upgraded thanks to the Moroccan spice, and the sweet sauce really helps to really bring out the freshness of the produce too!

Frequently Asked Questions

What Can I Add To Salad?

Salad is extremely versatile, and if you have a few favorite veggies, you can add them to any dish!

Should I Add A Salad Dressing?

No salad is complete without a form of dressing, so find one you like and stick with it!


We hope you’ve enjoyed this list of delicious salads for you to enjoy deep into Fall, and hopefully, you find yourself making some of these recipes using the fresh Fall produce soon enough!

The Best Salad Recipes For Fall

The Best Salad Recipes For Fall

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There are so many delicious salads to make in the fall, and this collection of recipes will help you plan and prepare your own delicious creations.

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