Are you looking for fall salad recipes? We have 26 salads here that just perfectly say, “Fall is here!”
Ask someone about seasonal salads, and most people immediately think of summer salads – they’re light, refreshing, and they’re chock-full bright veggies from your local farmer’s market.
However, salads don’t just go well with warmer months, and if you’re looking for something to tide you over on those brisk autumn days, there’s no better option than a fall salad.
They’re not as light as summer salads. Fall salads contain fruits and veggies like Brussel sprouts, farro, sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and your other favorite hearty foods.
Whether you’re looking to spice up the menu for a dinner party or you’re looking for healthy (but festive) meals this autumn, fall salad recipes can be a good addition.
So, how do you find the next recipe to try?
Luckily, there’s no need to scour recipe sites for hours. We’ve got gorgeous salad options such as Swiss Chard Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Breadcrumbs, Kale Salad with Cranberry, Walnut, and Feta, and Fall Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad.
One of the CookingChew tried-and-true favorites is #26: Farro Salad With Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables. The air fryer makes quick work of the roasted veg, and farro is a wonderfully nutty and chewy grain. Together…-chef’s kiss-…
We’ve compiled a list of fall favorites! Review these fall salad recipes and autumn salad ideas for you below.
With ingredients like mozzarella, broccoli, and mayonnaise, this Creamy Broccoli Salad is the best way to cap off a cool autumn day.
Since pears come into season around August, adding them to your fall salad is a great way to get into the fall-time spirit.
In this recipe, you’ll be roasting them and then combining them with delicious additions like raw spinach, parmesan, and balsamic vinaigrette.
Are you looking for a salad that’s the perfect balance between tart and sweet?
This Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad is a salty, nutty combination that explodes with flavor.
There are plenty of variations on the Waldorf salad, and this recipe uses ingredients like yogurt, apples, and grapes for a sweet, creamy combination.
For a salad that’s filling enough to be your main course, this Autumn Harvest Cobb Salad is a unique spin on the traditional cobb salad.
Using roasted potatoes, parmesan, and apples, the sweet maple dijon vinaigrette that’s drizzled on this Autumn Salad will have you coming back for second (and third) autumn salads.
If you don’t mind switching out romaine lettuce for kale, this Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad is not only hearty, but it packs plenty of flavors too.
Not only is this Arugula Salad tasty, but with bright pink radishes and light green avocado slices, this salad has every shade of the autumn months in it.
With fresh corn and diced jalapeno, this recipe draws inspiration from the Midwest, doesn’t skimp on the flavor, and has quite a kick to it.
Another pear-inspired recipe, this Autumn Pear Salad may be a favorite during the summer, but you can enjoy its mild sweetness during any season.
Many seasonal fruits and veggies seem to hold up better for roasting during the fall, and this Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad takes full advantage of that.
If you’ve been waiting for a recipe with pumpkin, this fall salad combines everyone’s favorite autumn fruit with spinach and feta.
If you’re someone that prefers more toppings than lettuce, this Autumn Chopped Salad has more than enough salty bacon, sharp cheese, and tart cranberries to go around.
If you’re someone who doesn’t like a long ingredient list in their salads, this Apple Pecan Arugula Salad is simple to make but doesn’t skimp on flavor.
Crispy greens combined with creamy brie and apple cider vinaigrette give this fall salad recipe all the flavors of fall.
Brussel sprouts aren’t always the most common salad ingredient, but when they’re used in this recipe, they make one of the best fall salads you could ask for.
Swiss chard is a dark leafy green that needs some acid to cut the bitterness, and the lemon here does just that.
Plus what’s not to love about parmesan on everything?
Another one of our favorite salad recipes for fall, this dish is great for anyone that’s already a fan of kale salads.
18. Green Bean Salad
Green beans are a family favorite during the holidays, and this Green Bean Salad transforms crisp-tender beans with beets, craisins, mozzarella and pine nuts!
With a delightful douse of Balsamic Lemon Basil Vinaigrette, this is so addicting that you’ll want to make it for more than just special occasions.
For those bitter, cold days that are better spent inside, this Warm Winter Vegetable Salad combines leafy greens and creamy dressing.
Check out her visuals for hasselback root vegetables for a really dramatic presentation!
Not all salads may be filling enough for the main course, but with proteins like chicken and hearty grains, this Warm Pomegranate Chicken Salad should have no problems filling you up.
Another one of our easy fall salads, this Pear Salad With Warm Bacon Vinaigrette pairs well with crumbled blue cheese and a bottle of wine.
Like some other fall salad recipes on this list, this salad uses kale as its base, pairing it with tangy goat cheese, eggplant, and warm mushrooms.
When beets start appearing on the shelves of your local grocery store produce section, it’s time to make this dish.
This Roasted Beet Salad isn’t time-consuming, and it’s an eye-popping, colorful plate of peppery arugula, tangy goat cheese, walnuts and beets.
Not only does this Kale Salad have savory feta and tangy cranberries in it, but the preparation time only takes around ten minutes, and then you’ll have it ready to eat.
Roasting cauliflower transforms the flavor into a delicious nutty vegetable—different from the steamed, bland florets I grew up with.
The acid of balsamic, chopped kalamata and feta is going to help cut the bitterness of kale.
This autumn salad is one of the more straightforward salad recipes for fall.
Still, there’s nothing simple about the taste with inclusions like roasted cauliflower, chopped kalamata olives, and crumbled feta.
We created this fall salad recipe back when we were crushing hard on farro. We’ve had it as a hot mildly sweet breakfast grain and as a pilaf.
We call this a salad because we’ve eaten it hot and cold and we top it with a bit of goat cheese, and either way, it’s pretty delish.
You can use the oven to roast the vegetables, but the air fryer does it in about the same amount of time that the farro takes cooking on the stove.
Tip: Farro is supposed to be chewy, so no need to cook it for extra time, just follow the instructions on the package. And any type works, pearled or semi-pearled farro.
The bottom line
From simple but filling fall salad recipes that won’t take more than ten minutes to prepare to savory dishes that look just as good as they taste, there’s a salad on this list for everyone to try.
When it comes to fall salads, the options are endless.
Be well, friends. Let us know if you found a new favorite fall salad here.
- Creamy Broccoli Salad
- Roasted Pear Salad Recipe
- Apple Walnut Cranberry Salad
- Waldorf Salad Recipe
- Autumn Harvest Cobb Salad
- Autumn Salad with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
- Nutty Harvest Honeycrisp Kale Salad
- Arugula Salad with Radishes and Avocado and Truffle Lemon Vinaigrette
- Fresh Corn Salad
- Autumn Pear Salad
- Fall Roasted Vegetable Panzanella Salad
- Roast Pumpkin, Spinach, and Feta Salad
- Autumn Chopped Salad
- Apple Pecan Arugula Salad
- Apple Walnut Salad with Dates and Brie
- Brussel Sprout Salad
- Swiss Chard Salad with Lemon, Parmesan, and Bread Crumbs
- Green Bean Salad
- Warm Winter Vegetable Salad
- Warm Pomegranate Chicken Salad with Grains and Feta
- Pear Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
- Warm Eggplant, Mushroom, and Kale Salad
- Roasted Beet Salad
- Kale Salad with Cranberry, Walnut, and Feta
- Roasted Cauliflower Kale Salad
- Farro Salad With Air Fryer Roasted Vegetables
- Choose one or more options from our list of fall salad recipes here!
- Create your new favorites.
- Pat yourself on the back for making food at home for you to enjoy!
- Share and comment! Did you make any tweaks so it’s all your own?