With temperatures dropping outside, our minds are more focused on warm soups and stews rather than salads these days. But I still love a feel-good dinner salad anytime of year. These 10 recipes celebrate the ingredients and flavors of the season — like roasted vegetables, dark leafy greens, and maple-sweetened vinaigrettes. Plus, they're satisfying enough to be called dinner but not so much so that they'll weigh you down, which is always a win in my book.
This salad is extra satisfying since it's served warm. The roasted squash, mushrooms, and shallots are tossed with the baby kale while still hot so they slightly wilt it.
This is most definitely a restaurant-worthy affair. It takes a little time to assemble all the components, but trust me — it's worth it.
Just because this salad has Thanksgiving in its title doesn't mean it should only be made once a year. It's colorful, protein-rich, and makes enough to have leftovers for lunches.
Top this salad with the egg of your choice. I love a soft-boiled one, but a fried or poached egg is also a great idea.
BBQ tofu is most definitely the salad topper that's missing from your life. Here it's joined with colorful veggies, black beans, and brown rice.
While roasted sweet potato adds bulk to this Swiss chard-based salad, feel free to add chicken or even salmon if you're looking for more.
A bit of cinnamon, nutmeg, and cumin add warm spice to this super-seasonal, chickpea-dotted salad.
Cashew cream is the secret to the creamy vegan dressing in this satisfying Caesar salad twist.
Yes, you can make a vinaigrette with beer. (And you should!) When mixed with honey, vinegar, and Dijon, it makes a balanced, full-bodied vinaigrette that holds up to the schnitzel.
The best part about delicata squash is you don't have to peel it, which makes this salad even easier to compile.