12 Fall Salad Recipes You’ll Love

Food, Meal Prep + Plans

By: Chris Freytag, CPT // October 3, 2022

Salads aren’t just for summer. These fall salad recipes are bursting with all the flavors of fall!

According to Ayurveda medicine, it’s important to eat nutrient-dense meals that are warming and grounding to support your body’s transition into the cooler weather. So even though we love the cozy comfort foods when the cold weather rolls around, it’s nice to mix in something a little bit lighter now and then.

Seasonal produce is the star of these fall salads. Fall foods like squash, apples, mushrooms, sweet potatoes, and pumpkins have these fall salads bursting with flavor and are a bit hardier than a summer salad. You’ll be looking forward to your next healthy meal!

These salads are great for lunch at home or as a showstopping side dish for a fall gathering, like Thanksgiving.

What to serve with your fall salads? Try these delicious, healthy soups!

Seasonal Fall Salad Recipes

Roasted Squash, Caramelized Fig, and Feta Salad

So simple, so delicious, and light and healthy too. This salad recipe uses kabocha squash and my other favorite fall ingredient, figs.
This is a perfect side dish, light lunch, or can even be served up at this year’s Thanksgiving table (for those of you who like to plan).

Matchstick apple manchego salad on a white plate with fork

Apple, Cheese, and Chive Salad

One of our team members created this recipe after ordering something similar at a local restaurant. The crunchy apples, sharp cheese, and spicy chives are such a delicious and unique combination. We’ve served it to guests, and everyone just raves about how flavorful it is. Using super simple ingredients, it’s easy to make.


This Whole30 harvest chicken salad is made with roasted rosemary sweet potatoes, avocado, nuts and berries, and homemade balsamic dressing. A healthy family dinner you’ll eat often.

Wild Rice Orzo Cranberry Salad

This Wild Rice Orzo Cranberry Salad is hearty, healthy, and delicious. It’s a robust salad with layers of flavor to fill you up and allow you to truly enjoy every bite. It’s totally vegan and takes just 10 minutes to prep, which is perfect for those times when things are busy but you want to eat something delicious.

Stacked Beet Salad with Crispy Shallots and Herb Infused Oil

Clean and simple ingredients make the best recipes! This stacked beet salad recipe with crispy shallots and herb-infused oil takes your taste buds to a new level. The shallots have a rich caramelized flavor that really makes this salad fantastic. Even if you aren’t the biggest fan of beets, give this salad a try.

Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad

Any recipe with roasted pumpkin is guaranteed to become one of my favorites! Besides being absolutely beautiful, this Roasted Pumpkin and Quinoa Salad is delicious! The roasted pumpkin, salted pepitas, and quinoa blend together for a hearty and healthy meal!


Warm lentils and roasted vegetables get a tangy boost from herbaceous yogurt sauce, briny feta, and crunchy almonds in this protein-rich roasted beet & carrot lentil salad.

Crunchy Detox Kale Salad

If you think kale salads are boring, think again.  I am about to introduce you to one of your new favorite salad recipes.  This is a delicious vegan and gluten-free salad perfect for a healthy lunch or light dinner.  This salad will keep you feeling energized, light, and healthy.

plate of salad with golden beets

Grilled Golden Beet Salad With Quinoa and Citrus Dressing

This golden beet salad made with quinoa and a citrus dressing is so flavor-packed, nutritious, and beautiful to boot. I absolutely love beets. They are one of my favorite foods, so when I spy the beautiful and less common golden beet at the farmer’s market or grocery store, I get really excited to make this

Kale Butternut Squash Salad with Goat Cheese and Almonds

Check out this delicious, flavorful, and (best of all) healthy butternut squash and kale salad with toasted almonds and goat cheese recipe. Fall is in full swing and this salad is the perfect addition to any autumn meal! It’s an easy way to work in a bunch of super-healthy, super-yummy ingredients into your day.

An off-white bowl of wild rice salad with mandarin oranges, celery and cranberries.

Wild Rice Salad With Walnuts And Orange

What good midwestern doesn’t love a wild rice salad? Wild rice has a rich nutty flavor and is high in protein but low in fat. It has become particularly popular as it is gluten-free and offers great nutritional properties.

woman's hands holding white salad bowl filled


Here we’re using a blend of medicinal mushrooms as they’re adaptogenic powerhouses that give a major upgrade to the dressing itself. The ones used within this recipe are immune-modulators, meaning they regulate and help maintain a healthy immune response. They’re also able to slow the progression of acute and chronic illnesses.  I often opt for Reishi and Cordyceps as I just love sprinkling it onto everything!

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