Fall Salad Recipes

Cool season greens, fruits, and vegetables - fall salads bring the best of the farm to your table.

Staff Picks

Chef John's Raw Kale Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 59
If you slice kale thin and toss it with other tasty treats like apple, persimmon, orange, and nuts, the kale mellows out and serves as a perfect foil for other vegetation.

Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

Rating: 5 stars 293
This salad brings together ingredients that really enhance each other, and the dressing packs a perfect punch with maple syrup, brown sugar, and apple cider vinegar. It's a favorite in my family!

Eat Michigan Salad

Rating: 5 stars 80
I live in Buckeye country, that's the land of Ohio State University football to the rest of you. We love to tailgate and watch the Bowl games, and are always trying to come up with clever things to do to our biggest rivals up north, the Michigan Wolverines. The cherries and maple in this wonderful salad inspired the name. Enjoy!

Warm Mushroom Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 79
This is a warm salad: cooked mushrooms poured over mixed greens. The warm mushrooms are supposed to wilt the lettuce a bit. I use the pre-packaged mixed colorful lettuce. A different salad, but a good one that is done in no time if you want to try something new.
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Super Seven Spinach Salad

Rating: 5 stars 131
This recipe has only seven ingredients, so it's easy to memorize and share. It's my most requested salad! I love to just have this and some rustic Italian bread for a light lunch!

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Hazelnuts and Cranberries

Rating: 5 stars 48
Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, and cranberries combine to make a salad that even kids will want to eat. The colors and flavors make a great fall or holiday side dish, but we have been enjoying it all summer as well.

Baby Greens with a Warm Gorgonzola Dressing

Rating: 5 stars 111
This was the result of an attempt to imitate a salad dressing at a restaurant. I did modify it to include bacon and I serve it warm. The dressing is also fantastic over gnocchi or tortellini.

Spinach and Mandarin Orange Salad

Rating: 5 stars 25
This is a quick and easy recipe that is sure to impress guests. It's not your ordinary spinach salad.

Beet Salad with Goat Cheese

Rating: 4.5 stars 557
A delicious beet salad with goat cheese, candied walnuts, and balsamic dressing.

Napa Cabbage Salad

Rating: 4.5 stars 420
A crunchy napa cabbage salad with toasted ramen noodles and almond slivers.

Easy Apple Coleslaw

Rating: 4.5 stars 798
Chopped cabbage, apples, carrot, and bell pepper in a sweet mayo dressing.

Jamie's Cranberry Spinach Salad

Rating: 5 stars 4357
Spinach tossed with almonds and cranberries in a sweet, tangy dressing.

Inspiration and Ideas

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If there's a season, there's a salad! Even in the peak of comfort food months, with the right ingredients, a leafy green salad is just as satisfying.
My Favorite Beet Salad
Rating: 4.5 stars 100

Fresh roasted beets over a bed of baby spinach with tomatoes, avocados, onions and feta cheese drizzled with a balsamic dressing. You can cut this recipe in half for 4 servings, though it so good the next day too that I always make plenty.