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21 Best Fall Salad Recipes

Hearty, flavorful and nutritious these fall salad recipes combine seasonal ingredients like apples and butternut squash with tasty dressings for an easy side or or even main dish! Perfect for autumn, these salads are just as great for a weeknight as they are for Thanksgiving!

Three photo collage of fall salads.

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!

These best of plant based fall salad recipes are anything but boring and feature autumnal fruits and vegetables like butternut squash, apples, pears and more! These salads would be great to serve for a cozy weeknight at home or when entertaining dinner guests!


Serve these salads as the main dish or as a side to compliment your dinner. They would be perfect to include with any of your Thanksgiving sides during a holiday feast!

Best Fall Salads

Massaged Kale Salad with Pumpkin Tahini Dressing
All the tastes of fall from apples to pumpkin are in this oil free kale salad bowl!
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massaged kale salad with pumpkin tahini dressing-2
Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette
Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette is full of the flavors of fall! It’s made with apples, walnuts, pecans, and pumpkin – all of the foods I love the most in the autumn months.
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Fall Harvest Salad with Pumpkin Vinaigrette
Apple Walnut Salad
Easy Apple Walnut Salad made with fresh greens, chopped apples, chopped walnuts, and fat-free vegan honey mustard. Only 3 ingredients.
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Apple Walnut Salad
Arugula Beet Salad
This arugula beet salad is the perfect easy side dish! It features vibrant beets, toasted walnuts, and a zingy citrus vinaigrette dressing.
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Arugula Beet Salad
The best sweet potato and beet wild rice salad recipe – Rhubarbarians
Sweet potato and beet wild rice salad recipe! This vegan salad is a healthy, weeknight dinner OR a gorgeous side dish for your holiday table.
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The best sweet potato and beet wild rice salad recipe - Rhubarbarians
Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
With roasted sweet potato, spinach, white beans, cranberries, pecans, and a bright lemon vinaigrette, this salad is worthy of entree status!
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Sweet Potato Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
Fall Quinoa Spinach Salad
This quinoa spinach salad is loaded with fall favorites like butternut squash, chopped apples and quinoa. It is packed with nutrition and flavor and you’ll love the apple cider vinegar tahini dressing!
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Fall Quinoa Spinach Salad
Warm Winter Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing
Healthy and simple this warm winter salad is the perfect way to stay warm during colder months! With hearty roasted vegetables, toasted pecans, cranberries and a maple dijon dressing over crisp greens this is the best way to eat more veggies!
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Warm winter salad in a bowl with roasted vegetables.
Pear Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts
Every once in a while, a restaurant salad catches me off guard and I set off to investigate how it’s made. I ask the server where the ingredients are from
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Pear Salad with Dried Cherries and Candied Walnuts
Warm Sorghum Salad with Kohlrabi, Apple, & Fennel
A warm sorghum salad with roasted kohlrabi, apple, & fennel. This gluten-free vegan recipe is sweet, comforting, and nourishing for the cold months ahead.
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Warm Sorghum Salad with Kohlrabi, Apple, & Fennel
Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Farro
Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Farro is a hearty fall salad tossed in a sweet, tangy apple cider dijon dressing!
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Butternut Squash Kale Salad with Farro
Kale Apple Slaw with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
Kale Apple Slaw like you find at Tropical Smoothie Cafe made in 15 minutes! Vegan & gluten-free, it’s perfect by itself or to serve with tacos and meat dishes.
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Kale Apple Slaw with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
One-Pan Roasted Fall Veggie Salad
This easy roasted fall veggie salad is chock full of fresh autumn produce. Serve as a side, or add a protein and serve it for lunch.
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One-Pan Roasted Fall Veggie Salad
Fall Fruity Wild Rice Salad
Wild Rice Salad featuring apples, pomegranates, and nuts is a celebration of fall flavors. It’s wonderful for lunch or as a holiday side.
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Fall Fruity Wild Rice Salad
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
Roasted brussels sprouts salad with creamy potatoes, crispy string beans, tender brussels sprouts, is tossed in a delicious homemade dijon vinaigrette. | aheadofthyme.com
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Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
Quinoa Spinach Salad w/ Butternut Squash & Apples ~ Veggie Inspired
This Quinoa Spinach Salad w/ butternut squash & apples is a tasty and flavorful fall salad. Easy enough for a weeknight, yet fancy enough for entertaining.
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Quinoa Spinach Salad w/ Butternut Squash & Apples ~ Veggie Inspired
Curry Apple Spinach Salad
This Curry Apple Spinach Salad is the perfect fall salad. A mixture of spinach and arugula tossed with apples, pecans, and curry vinaigrette dressing.
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Curry Apple Spinach Salad
Winter Vegetable Grain Bowl
A warm grain bowl with fresh greens and roasted vegetables accompanied by an oil free dressing. Perfect for meal prep!
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Pumpkin Quinoa Salad
This Pumpkin Quinoa Salad is vibrantly colourful and makes a great side dish for Thanksgiving or Christmas! Vegan and gluten-free.
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Pumpkin Quinoa Salad
Warm Roasted Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Chickpea and Buckwheat Salad with Tangy Tahini-Balsamic Dressing | Up Beet Kitchen
This buckwheat, sweet potato, and cauliflower salad with tahini balsamic dressing is packed with protein, fibre, and antioxidants. It’s super tasty with lots of flavour and texture!
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Warm Roasted Sweet Potato, Cauliflower, Chickpea and Buckwheat Salad with Tangy Tahini-Balsamic Dressing | Up Beet Kitchen
Warm Acorn Squash, Lentil, & Quinoa Salad with Sage Dressing
A warm and cozy fall salad filled with texture, flavor, protein, and vitamins!
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Warm Acorn Squash, Lentil, & Quinoa Salad with Sage Dressing
Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad
This hearty Roasted Pumpkin Quinoa Salad is packed with flavor from sweet caramelized pumpkin, lime, and chili. Yum! There are few things I love more than roasted butternut pumpkin, otherwise known as butternut squash. Once
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Fall Israeli Couscous Salad
This beautiful, autumn-hued Israeli couscous salad is full of early fall’s and late summer’s best vegetables, to create an oh-so-tasty salad.
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Fall Israeli Couscous Salad

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21 Best Fall Salad Recipes

Hearty, flavorful and nutritious these fall salad recipes combine seasonal ingredients with tasty dressings for an easy side or or even main dish! This easy pear and romaine salad is a favorite with autumnal pears with crisp greens.
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: romaine pear salad
Servings: 4

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 bunch romaine lettuce , chopped
  • 1/4-1/2 cup cherry tomatoes , halved
  • 1/4 cup red onion , thinly sliced
  • 1 cup salted cashews , halves and pieces
  • 1-2 medium pears , thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 2-3 ounce vegan bleu cheese crumbles , optional

Poppy Seed Vinaigrette

  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated cane sugar
  • 2-3 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 2 teaspoon red onion , minced
  • 1 teaspoon prepared mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Instructions

Make Dressing

  • In a mason jar or salad dressing jar with a tight fitting lid, combine vinaigrette ingredients and shake well.

Assemble Salad

  • In a large salad bowl, combine your romaine, cashews, pears, red onion, cherry tomatoes and cranberries. Add optional vegan blue cheese if using. 
  • Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat. 
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

  • I love the Follow Your Heart Bleu cheese crumbles. 
  • Storage: Salad is best fresh although you can store leftovers for up to a day in the fridge. Store dressing for up to a week in the refrigerator.

4 Comments

  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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