These fall salad recipes couldn’t be easier. When you want a healthy dinner that SCREAMS fall, or a healthy side dish for Thanksgiving, break out the candied pecans and make one of these hearty salads —they’re way better than anything store bought. Here are 31 of my favorite sweater weather healthy fall salad recipes for you to enjoy!
These 31 colorful salads will show you it’s worth making room for a bright spot on the Thanksgiving table for refreshing salad — like an arugula, pear, and blue cheese salad; or a kale and apple salad with warm pancetta vinaigrette. For any with more delicate greens, remember to dress them right before serving to make sure everything stays crisp.
Arugula Salad with Pears and Prosciutto – this salad is so easy and delicious! Arugula, pears, prosciutto, Parmesan cheese, and walnuts! Served with a slice of French bread with goat cheese it made a light and wonderful meal! A healthy dinner on the table in about 15 minutes!
This Smoked Salmon Salad features flavorful smoked salmon, tender baby spinach, crisp apples, chewy raisins and toasted almonds all tossed in lemon vinaigrette. So easy to make and amazingly delicious! This will become your new favorite spinach salad!
This fast and easy apple cranberry salad recipe makes is full of cheerful colors, bright flavors, and fun textures. It’s also a great salad for the cool temperatures of early spring or late fall, when winter greens like endive are just begging to be turned into salads.
This beautiful salad is so simple to make, with impressive presentation. Perfect for easy entertaining. If you're serving vegan guests, swap the honey with maple syrup. If you don't need the salad dairy free, add some crumbled goat cheese to push this salad from delicious to mind-blowing!
This Fall inspired Whole30 Zoodle Salad is a great lunch and perfect for meal prepping. Top this healthy and flavorful salad with a fried egg, chickpeas, or diced chicken, for a complete meal. Here it’s tossed in a simple tahini and lemon juice dressing, which gives it a bright creaminess that’s irresistible.
Spicy Lentil and Sweet Potato Salad with Chipotle Vinaigrette Dressing - his salad with its combination of roasted sweet potatoes, sweet black grapes, earthy lentils, crunchy pepitas, and spicy dressing is so awesome!
This Roast Pumpkin, Spinach and Feta Salad with Honey Balsamic Dressing is the bright and fresh antidote to bland and boring salads. It’s great as a meal on its own or paired with some tasty barbecued meat as the perfect side dish.
This warm kale salad is an easy vegan fall recipe that’s perfect for meal prep or as a holiday side dish. It’s made with butternut squash, pumpkin seeds, and roasted chickpeas and topped with a creamy tahini dressing.
Why not spin the popular snack into a full on meal? This Trail Mix Salad is vegan and gluten free and packed with all the things you love about trail mix (minus the chocolate chips of course). Dried fruit and nuts are mixed with whole grains and a lovely, fresh dressing.
This Southwestern Sweet Potato Salad is loaded with roasted chile lime sweet potatoes, black beans, corn, cilantro, and tossed in a light honey lime dressing. It’s perfect for picnics, barbecues and sweet potato lovers everywhere!
This Apple Cranberry Pecan Salad with Honey Cider Vinaigrette is sweet, savory, and comes together in minutes. Featuring fall-inspired ingredients, such as fresh apple slices, dried cranberries, red onion, pecans, and feta, this salad is full of flavor and makes a healthier lunch or dinner!
This apple cider poppyseed salad tosses the season’s best combination of juicy apples, crunchy pecans, sweet cranberries, and savory blue cheese crumbles over a bed of chopped kale and drizzles on a 2-minute apple cider poppyseed vinaigrette. It’s big on nutrients and delicious fall flavors!
Shredded Brussel Sprout Salad, a fast and easy veggie salad with crispy bacon, parmesan cheese and a creamy delicious dressing. This tasty salad is the perfect side dish for any meal especially a Fall gathering.
This Pear Arugula Salad is truly a classic Italian salad. The complementary flavors of peppery arugula, sweet juicy pears, creamy walnuts and salty Parmesan cheese create such an explosion of flavors! You’ll love this salad even if you don’t like arugula.
This simple pumpkin salad with feta cheese is a perfect Lunch on a cool Fall afternoon. It is so quick to prepare and serve making it ideal for those with busy schedules, not to mention the fact it is kid friendly meaning everyone can enjoy.
I’m Janice, a Kinesiologist passionate about cooking EASY, healthy, real-food meals and finding ways to sneak in workouts, join me as I share healthy salad recipes and our easy and healthy family friendly recipes!
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