16 Fall Salads To Add A Healthy Kick To Your Seasonal Dining

Creamy soups and hearty casseroles may be common fare once temperatures ease into sweater weather territory, but we’ll admit that our diets can’t only consist of mac and cheese and fluffy potatoes. It’s a good thing that there are plenty of delicious and healthy fall salads that will keep you feeling satisfied and on top of your game. You might just find yourself getting excited to eat a salad.

Autumn is a great time to make the most of your farmer's market by stocking up on plenty of in-season fruits and vegetables. With such a diverse array of squashes, peppers, and more available to be picked up this time of year, the options for creating salads made entirely out of seasonal offerings are many. Get creative with what your local farm stand has for sale, and it’s bound to be good.

Whether you’re looking for some new ways to eat pumpkin, or you just want to add some more green to your diet, these 16 recipes will keep you feeling healthy and super satisfied. There’s so much more to autumnal dining than green bean casserole and butternut squash soup, so don’t be afraid to try something different. With these autumnal salads, you can’t go wrong.

1. Creamy Apple And Kale Salad

Your kale salad doesn't have to be boring thanks to A Beautiful Mess' creamy Dijon dressing.

2. Pumpkin Spiced Tempeh And Cranberry Salad

Forget the latte — Averie Cooks' pumpkin spice salad will really satisfy that craving.

3. Farro Salad With Delicata Squash And Pomegranate

Not all salads need lettuce. A Cozy Kitchen uses farro for a healthy grain-based dish.

4. Chipotle Apple Sweet Potato Salad

Sweet potatoes make Love and Lemons' salad a hearty meal.

5. Autumn Kale Salad

A simple tahini dressing makes the most of Green Kitchen Stories' kale and carrot salad.

6. Grilled Kale Salad With Beets, Figs, And Ricotta

If you've never grilled a salad, now is the time to try it out. Ricotta adds a creamy touch to Five and Spice's salad.

7. Harvest Cobb Salad

Sweet potatoes make A Spicy Perspective's Cobb salad perfectly seasonal.

8. Quinoa And Brussels Sprout Salad

Even if you're not a big Brussels sprout fan, you'll love A Beautiful Mess' comforting salad.

9. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

This is potato salad like you've never seen before. Thanks, Averie Cooks!

10. Autumn Kale Salad With Honeycrisp And Goat Cheese

A sweet lemony dressing (and a hearty sprinkling of cheese) makes Cookie and Kate's salad perfectly delectable.

11. Roasted Sweet Potato And Fresh Fig Salad

Figs may be an underrated ingredient, but A Cozy Kitchen helps them to truly shine in this dish.

12. Maple Roasted Yam Salad With Cranberries And Pecans

With cranberries, maple syrup, and yams, The Crepes of Wrath's dish is basically the salad version of Thanksgiving dinner.

13. Roasted Root Vegetables Salad

Root vegetables are a autumn staple, but A Spicy Perspective gives them a twist in a salad.

14. Farmhouse Farro Salad

Apples and sweet potatoes make Love and Lemons' sweet and savory salad a seasonal treat.

15. Kale Autumn Salad With Brie Grilled Cheese Croutons

There's nothing like grilled cheese croutons to make you crave a salad. Half Baked Harvest knows the way to our hearts.

16. Mushroom And Green Bean Salad

Green beans shouldn't just be relegated to casseroles. The Crepes of Wrath uses them to give this mushroom salad a refreshing snap.

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Images: The Crepes of Wrath (3); A Beautiful Mess (2); Averie Cooks (2); A Cozy Kitchen (2); Love and Lemons (2); Green Kitchen Stories (2); Five and Spice; A Spicy Perspective (2); Cookie and Kate; Half Baked Harvest