18 Fresh Autumn Salads That’ll Keep You Full Through the Holiday Season

While some may enjoy hearty soups and stews once the weather turns cool, others prefer to stick to their healthier guns, no matter the time of year. You don’t have to sacrifice fall and winter flavors in your salads and in fact, most of them are made that much better by adding a squash or two here and there.

If you’re ready to up your salad game, here are 18 fall salads that will get you on track before the holiday season really starts.

1. Fall Detox Salad

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Oh She Glows

This “detox” salad helps you eat clean using some unexpected ingredients, including Honeycrisp apples, Brussels sprouts, celery and carrots.

Find the recipe here.

2. Fall Kale Super Salad

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Seasons and Suppers

This delicious salad calls for the superfood kale, rich in vitamins and antioxidants, along with apples, cranberries and and roasted sunflower seeds.

Get the recipe here.

3. Autumn Couscous Salad

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Foodie Crush

Couscous, fennel, sage, dried cranberries and currants make this salad one of a kind and perfect for fall.

4. Roasted Mushroom and Romaine Salad

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This clean, earthy, vegan-friendly roasted mushroom and romaine salad is quick and perfect for eating on the go.

Get the recipe here.

5. Warm Apple and Fig Salad

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Running to the Kitchen

This sweet autumn salad will warm the heart – and the stomach – dressed with a unique maple dijon dressing.

Get the recipe here.

6. Beet Salad

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Chowhound

Rich, red roasted beets join with fennel, salty capers and crunchy walnuts, tossed in a lemon vinaigrette and finished with a bit of crème fraîche in this recipe.

7. Forelle Pear and Blue Cheese Salad

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Baby greens are topped with blue cheese, sliced walnuts and rich Forelle pear in this salad, dressed with a maple vinaigrette.

Get the recipe here.

8. Avocado and Roasted Yam Ensalada

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Muy Bueno Cookbook

This avocado and roasted yam ensalada is muy bueno. 

Get the recipe here.

9. Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad

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Some of the season’s finest produce comes together to make this stunning salad.

Get the recipe here.

10. Kale and Brussles Sprouts Salad with Bacon and Pecorino

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Sugar and Grace

With the rich flavors of bacon and Pecorino Romano cheese, this swell salad packs in the healthy stuff and doesn’t skimp on taste.

Get the recipe here.

11. Apple and Kale Salad with Black Sesame-Maple Cashews

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Saveur

Maple syrup- and sesame-coated cashews add crunch to this classic kale salad, made bold with a dash of Shanxi vinegar.

12. Autumn Arugula Salad with Caramelized Squash and Pomegranate Ginger Vinaigrette

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How Sweet Eats

Arugula, sliced avocado and delicately sweet caramelized squash are topped with crunchy pecans and a sumptuous vinaigrette made with pomegranate and ginger.

You have to see this beautiful recipe here.

13. Italian Lentil Salad

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Cooking Channel TV

Celebrity chef Giada De Laurentiis gives us this recipe for her Italian lentil salad loaded with cucumber, bell peppers, scallions and red and green grapes.

14. Arugula Pom and Pear Salad

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The Cafe Sucre Farine

A bed of crisp, green arugula is piled with pomegranate seeds, ripe pears, grapes, pickled red onion and sweet and spicy pecans in this salad.

15.  Autumn Cobb Salad

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Foodie Crush

The classic Cobb gets a seasonal twist with acorn and butternut squash, crisp gala apples, candied walnuts and a spiced apple cider vinaigrette in this recipe.

Get the recipe here.

16. Arugula, Pecorino, Pine Nut and Pear Salad

Saveur

This fresh, crunchy Italian salad gains a slight sweetness from pears and raisins, balancing the rich, sharp cheese and earthy greens.

17. Shaved Fennel and Pistachio Salad

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Chowhound

Crunchy, thin-sliced fennel and roasted pistachio make an unlikely combination tossed with a zesty and unexpected lemon vinaigrette in this fall salad.

Get the recipe here.

18. Winter Chopped Salad with Roasted Sweet Potato and Blood Orange Vinagrette

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How Sweet Eats

This wholesome salad rounds up our round-up with a delicious blood orange vinagrette that you’ll have to stop yourself from drinking out of the jar.

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