Just because the weather has grown chilly where we live doesn’t mean we’re completely settled on the idea of making only hot meals for the rest of the year. There’s still something about a crisp and delicious salad that gets us feeling hungry, even in the chilly fall weather! That’s why we’re always on the lookout for new, mouthwatering fall salad recipes that really take advantage of seasonal ingredients.
Just in case you’re as interested in making some extra delicious seasonal salads this fall as we are, if not more, here are some of the best kinds ideas that we’ve come across in this year’s search so far!
1. Spiced up fall squash salad
Besides featuring loaded squash, which is practically essential for any truly fall flavoured autumn salad, this fantastic recipe from Love & Lemons also features an awesome medley of fall spices as well! Between those things, the goat cheese, and the pomegranate, this salad is an entire unique flavour experience in every single bite.
2. Pecan pear salad
We’ve absolutely had plenty of recipes that involve both pecans and pears in the fall, whether they’re desserts, main dishes, or sides, but this is one of the first times we’ve come across the two in the same dish! This unique combination of flavours and textures is part of the reason we loved this recipe from Taste of Home so much.
3. Orange and pomegranate salad
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about salads involving pomegranate because they’re so chalk full of flavour, but you can’t help but wonder whether the seeds might taste even better with another seasonal fruit rather than veggies in amongst the greens? Then we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Brooklyn Supper used ripe oranges as well!
4. Raw kale, cabbage, and carrot chopped salad with maple sesame vinaigrette
Perhaps you’re doing your best to adhere to a strict diet and you’d like to stick to raw veggies primarily, but you’re still open to getting some fall flavour on when it comes to the dressing you pour over your salad? In that case, we’d absolutely suggest taking a look at how Gourmande in The Kitchen made this delicious raw kale, shaved carrot, and chopped cabbage salad with maple sesame vinaigrette.
5. Rosemary roasted squash and sauteed mushroom salad
Were you very intrigued indeed by the idea of making a squash-centric fall salad but you’d rather create an even more unqiue flavour combination than the one we showed you above? Then we’d definitely encourage you to take a look at how Deliciously Ella made this one using not only rosemary roasted squash but also limes, cucumners, pomegranate, and, most importantly, sauteed mushroom.
6. Roasted cauliflower salad
In our family, almost every fall meal throughout our childhood had either cauliflower or broccoli. Now, thats not a complaint because we actually really love each! If we had to choose one that we like better mixed with other things, however, we’d choose cauliflower, which is probably why we liked the sounds of this fantastic roasted cauliflower salad from NY Times so much.
7. Marinated radicchio salad with orange and walnuts
Are you quite intrigued by the idea of including oranges in your salad recipe but you’re not sure pomegranate is really your thing? Well, if the idea of having some crunch involved in each bite appeals to you, we’d definitely suggest taking a look at how Bon Appetit sprinkled their marinated radicchio salad with walnuts!
8. Roasted beet salad with goat cheese, egg, pomegranate, and almonds
Another autumn salad combination that really just tastes like fall to us is pomegranate and almonds, but we’re also totally open to the idea of putting fun twists on our favourite things. That’s why we thought this particular recipe from Serious Eats sounded so interesting! They show you how to prepare roasted beets with goat cheese and eggs as well.
9. Grilled sweet potato and bacon salad
Squash isn’t the only really classic fall vegetable you can use in a salad to make the perfect autumn tasting side dish! We’re also huge fans of the way salads that include sweet potato taste. Between that and our love for bacon, this fresh recipe from Global Table Adventure is practically a dream come true!
10. Fried goat cheese and pomegranate salad
Did we really catch your attention when we started talking about the idea of putting goat cheese on salads but you’re also still scrolling through thinking about how pomegranate sounds like a very tempting autumn ingredient as well? In that case, particularly if you think quite loosely about what makes a “salad”, we think you might get a pretty big kick out of this delicious fried goat cheese and pomegranate recipe featured on Simply Delicious Food.
11. Golden sweet potato and baby spinach salad with egg
What if you like the idea of both the sweet potato dish and the egg dish we showed you, but you can’t help wishing those particular elements were in the same recipe rather than being things you’re stuck choosing between? Well, thanks to Ang Sarap, here’s a delicious option that lets you have the best of both those worlds! Check out how they grilled golden sweet potato and combined it with hard boiled egg and baby spinach.
12. Warm kale salad with caramelized shallots, pine nuts, and apple
Have you ever had a warm salad? Well, we hadn’t either until we tried this delicious fall side dish and we’re pleased to report that we were extremely happy with what we tasted! Check out how A House in The Hills created this warm kale salad with caramelized shallots, pine nuts, and apple, creating a fantastic flavour experience.
13. Pear and black bean salad
Was the idea that stood out to you the most on our list so far actually the one that involved pears, but you’re just not sure the combination of ingredients you saw there really calls your name? Then we’d suggest taking a look at this one from Including Cake instead! They show you how to make a scrumptious pear and black bean salad with cabbage to make sure you feel nice and full.
14. Brussel sprouts and bacon with cranberries
In all of the different options we’ve shown you so far, there’s one particular ingredient that’s a classic in fall salads but that we haven’t actually present in any of our options: cranberries! To fix that, here’s a mouthwatering autumn salad recipe from Let’s Dish that combines dried cranberries with Brussel sprouts and bacon.
15. Zesty sweet potato salad with mint and scallions
Before we go, here’s one last option for our fellow sweet potato lovers, since we’re pretty sure that’s our own favourite ingredient this fall! Check out how Glow Kitchen made this salad from zesty sweet potato, and a deliciously fresh tasting chopped mixture of mint and scallions.