Fall Salad Recipes

This roundup of Fall Salad Recipes features both salad and pasta salad dishes with tasty and crisp autumn produce.

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Seasonal Fall Salads

When I think of Autumn, the first things that come to mind are pumpkins and apples. Maybe because they make warm delicious pies. Of course, Autumn produce goes far beyond these two pieces of produce and since this post is about salad, and not pie, here are some produce items perfect for autumn salads:

  • Cabbage
  • Carrots
  • broccoli 
  • Squash
  • Figs
  • Grapes
  • Kale
  • Pears
  • Pomegranates
  • Brussel sprouts
  • Cauliflower
  • Beets
  • Cranberries

The list could go on and you can really use whatever you think tastes great whether it’s in season or not. I would say when creating your salad, take advantage of all the different colors and textures there are and give your eyes a feat before your mouth.

Fall salad with salad dressing

Dressings & Serving Tips

In my opinion, the dressing you put on your salad is just as important as the produce used. Most recipe posts will give you dressing suggestions, but here are some individual dressing recipes you may like to have:

How much to serve: Another reason salads are great during the fall is because they help balance out heavier, warmer dishes like casseroles  and soups. When serving as a side dish plan to serve  ½-1 cup (4-6 oz) pasta salad per guest. For green/vegetable salads plan to serve 1-2 c (2 ½ -5 oz) per person.

Fall Salads

best Fall Salads

So many great veggies are in season this time of year that make salads heartier and more delicious in the fall. Here are some of our favs…

Salad Chicken Caesar Salad Recipe
Ultimate Caesar Salad with grilled chicken, croutons, tomatoes, bacon, hard-boiled eggs, Parmesan cheese and tomatoes.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Salad Broccoli Salad Recipe
This Sunny Broccoli Salad is a simple, tasty and hearty broccoli salad served with bacon, cranberries, sunflower seeds, and mixed with a delicious, homemade mayonnaise-vinegar based dressing that is perfect for BBQs and get togethers.
Total Time: 10 minutes
4.96 from 41 votes
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Salad Brussel Sprout Salad Recipe
Full of shredded Brussel sprouts, pomegranate seeds, sliced almonds, and a little bit of shaved parmesan, this colorful salad has the perfect amount of crunch!
Total Time: 25 minutes
5 from 9 votes
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Salad Strawberry Harvest Salad Recipe
Strawberry Harvest Salad - tastes just like the salad at Zupa's! It's topped with apples, strawberries, chicken, candied pecans, cheese and a homemade Strawberry Vinaigrette dressing.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Salad Antipasto Salad Recipe
Antipasto Salad Is the perfect summer salad! It's filled with tomatoes, cheeses, cured meats, veggies and more can can be topped with your favorite dressing.
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Salad, Side Dish 7 Layer Salad Recipe
7 Layers of Goodness in this delicious layered Salad. This recipe isn't only delicious, but is easy to customize and is great to make ahead of time too!
5 from 8 votes
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Salad Waldorf Salad Recipe
Everyone loves this Waldorf salad that is filled with grapes, apples, celery, walnuts, cheese and chicken. Toss it in a homemade poppyseed dressing and this salad is perfect for any lunch, dinner or appetizer.
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 17 votes
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Salad Kale Salad Recipe
Sweet Kale Salad is topped with chunks of apple, candied pecans, dried cranberries, and bacon, served with a homemade sweet dijon vinaigrette!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Salad Broccoli Cauliflower Salad Recipe
Flavorful and simple cauliflower salad with a creamy crunch! Filled with veggies, onions, bacon, sunflower seeds and cheese, this salad is sure to be a hit at any BBQ or get together.
5 from 21 votes
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Fall Pasta Salads

Fall Pasta Salads

And don’t forget the pasta salads! These are also great and simple to make and enjoy in the fall months.

Appetizer, Side Dish Bowtie Pasta Salad Recipe
A great summer dish - Bowtie Pasta Salad recipe on { lilluna.com } Yummy pasta, veggies, & dressing!
Total Time: 20 minutes
5 from 1 vote
Salad, Side Dish Layered Pasta Salad Recipe
A dish that is appealing to both your tastebuds and your eyes! This beautiful Layered Pasta Salad is filled with your favorite ingredients including pasta, chicken, peas, lettuce, celery, and more.
Total Time: 13 minutes
5 from 6 votes
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Salad Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad Recipe
Buffalo Chicken Pasta Salad is filled with spicy buffalo wings and topped with a tangy blue cheese dressing. It is easy and delish!
Total Time: 40 minutes
5 from 7 votes
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Salad Asian Noodle Salad Recipe
Asian Noodle Salad - coleslaw, linguine, chicken, and fried wonton strips covered in a delicious homemade Asian dressing!
Total Time: 10 minutes
5 from 8 votes
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Main Course, Salad Veggie Pasta Salad Recipe
A DELICIOUS and flavorful Veggie Pasta Salad filled with your favorite veggies and topped with a homemade vinaigrette dressing and Parmesan cheese.
Total Time: 30 minutes
4 from 1 vote
Salad Asian Pasta Salad recipe
Easy & Delicious Asian Pasta Salad topped with a sweet and tangy dressing is packed with veggies and flavor!
Total Time: 15 minutes
5 from 2 votes
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Appetizer, Salad Chinese Pasta Salad Recipe
Chinese Pasta Salad - filled with lettuce, noodles, fried wontons and more tossed in a delicious homemade dressing.
Total Time: 6 minutes
5 from 5 votes
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Salad Tortellini Salad Recipe
Super YUMMY and easy Tortellini Salad filled with tortellini, salad, ranch, tomatoes and bacon bits - perfect for summer time!
Total Time: 20 minutes
4.91 from 10 votes
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