15 Best of Fall Salad Recipes


It’s no surprise around here that I love salads! Plant based salads are full of nutritious ingredients and in the fall you can include the best of seasonal ingredients and serve them cold or warm. I love these fall salad recipes because they feature the best of autumn in a bowl!

Around here, we definitely do not think salads are bland and boring. These best of plant based salad recipes feature autumn fruits and vegetables like butternut squash, apples, pears and more!

These salads would be great to serve at home or when entertaining dinner guests! They would make great main dish salads or served on the side to compliment your main dinner dish. These salads would be a great addition to your holiday dinner table! If you are planning ahead for the holidays be sure to check out our best of Thanksgiving sides, soups and salads!

If you make one of these best of fall salads we would love to know! Tag @badtothebowl on social media.

Savor the flavors of fall with this Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette from Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen! It’s full of apples, walnuts, pecans, and pumpkin – all of the foods I love the most in the autumn months.

Apple Walnut Salad from Shane and Simple is made with fresh greens, chopped apples and heart-healthy walnuts and then tossed in a fat free vegan honey mustard. With only 3 ingredients this salad can be made in 5 minutes and will save you time in the kitchen!

Sweet Potato and Beet Wild Rice Salad with Tarragon Vinaigrette recipe from Rhubarbarians! This healthy, vegan salad is loaded with roasted root vegetables, a nutty wild rice blend, tart cranberries, and sweet pecans.

Full of flavor, this Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette from My Quiet Kitchen makes a great side dish during the holidays but is filling enough to serve as lunch or dinner anytime. Spinach, roasted sweet potatoes, dried cranberries, quick-candied pecans, and white beans are drizzled in a fresh lemon vinaigrette.

A warm Sorghum Salad from Strength and Sunshine paired with roasted kohlrabi, ginger gold apple, and fennel. This gluten-free vegan recipe is slightly sweet, comforting, and nourishing for the cold months ahead.

Harvest Butternut Squash Salad with Farro from Flavor the Moments  is a hearty fall salad tossed in a sweet, tangy apple cider dijon dressing! Perfect for enjoy on a crisp autumn night or at the holiday dinner table.

Massaged Kale Salad with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing combines all the tastes of fall from apples to pumpkins! Roasted beets add additional color, pecans add crunch and creamy avocado are all tossed with a pumpkin tahini dressing.

Kale Quinoa Salad with Chickpeas from Veggies Save the Day is a hearty vegan dish featuring pomegranate, apples, and pumpkin seeds. The combination of seasonal flavors and textures makes it a filling lunch or festive holiday side.

Quinoa Salad with Butternut Squash and Apples from Veggie Inspired is flavorful and full of vitamins, protein and fiber to keep you satisfied. Easy enough for a weeknight dinner, yet fancy enough for entertaining.

Apple Spinach Salad with Curry Vinaigrette from My Darling Vegan is the perfect fall salad. A mixture of spinach and arugula tossed with apples, pecans, and curry vinaigrette dressing for a delicious and easy meal.

Pumpkin Quinoa Salad from Rhian’s Recipes is super easy to make, healthy, full of flavour and packed with veggies. It is both vegan and gluten-free.

Roasted Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Chickpea and Buckwheat Salad from Up Beet Kitchen is a warming winter salad packed with crispy roasted cauliflower and sweet potatoes, toothsome buckwheat, chickpeas, and kale. Avocado gives this salad some richness and a tahini-balsamic vinaigrette provides a crave-worthy boost of umami flavor.

Warm Acorn Squash, Lentil and Quinoa Salad with Sage Dressing from Veganosity is a cozy fall salad with acorn squash, lentils, and quinoa that will warm you up and fill you up.

Lime, Chili and Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad from Delicious Everyday is a hearty and substantial gluten free and vegan quinoa salad of sweet caramelized pumpkin with lime zest, juice and chili.

Fall Israeli Couscous Salad from Soup Addict is full of fall’s best vegetables from sweet potatoes to fennel, carrots, kale. Combined with spices this salad boasts flavors everyone will love.


  1. Great post! Everything sounds delicious. Thanks for including my recipe!

  2. I love fall salads, and all of these look delicious! Thanks so much including mine!


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