18 Hearty Salads Perfect for Fall

18 Hearty Salads Perfect for Fall

Kelli Foster
Sep 27, 2017
(Image credit: Christine Han)

I have to be honest — this is the time of year I really look forward to most, when the bounty of summer produce gives way to fall's harvest. This shift brings a welcome change to my salad routine, with hearty ingredients like winter squash, shredded Brussels sprouts, and cabbage playing a starring role. As we move through fall and beyond, here are 18 salads you have to try.

Green Salads

If you love salad with plenty of greens and leafy ingredients, this lineup couldn't be more fitting for the season. Now's the time to move past delicate leafy salads for those tossed with hearty bases, like kale and radicchio.

No-Lettuce Salads and Slaws

There is no better way to take advantage of the vegetables of the moment, like sweet winter squash, Brussels sprouts, cabbage, and cauliflower, than by making them the star ingredient of your salad. These recipes can hold their own as a meal or be served as a side.

Meaty Salads

These seasonal favorites are all meal-worthy picks, thanks to some extra bulk from crispy pork cutlet, seared flank steak, and tender carnitas.

Grain Salads

Start with a pot of hearty grains, like freekeh, farro, or barley, and a batch of roasted veggies and these made-for-fall salads come together in a snap.

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