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10 Hearty Salads For Fall

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As the cold weather comes in, we can't help but reflect back on those warm summer days where we could step outside without a jacket. But rather than turn to comfort food to warm up, we're bringing the freshness of summer into fall with our top 10 Fall Salads. That's right, salad is the superstar this fall with plenty of hearty ingredients that will fill you up. The leaves may be hitting the ground, but they're falling right into our dishes with these ultra delightful salads.

Kale makes a comeback with our Kale, Spinach and Quinoa Salad -- a superb meal-in-a-bowl with loads of nutrients, fresh mango and avocado tossed in a zesty lemon shallot dressing. If you're feeling a little nutty, then you will love our Nutty Asian Chicken Salad. A bowl full of healthy veggies, protein and of guessed it... a heavenly creamy peanut butter dressing to top it off.

If you're looking to fill your tummy with something wild then our Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad is made for you! (Seriously, we made it for you). If you're super intrigued (or super hungry) you will definitely want to check out the rest of our salad recipes below.

Lettuce get you all dressed in the fall spirit!

  • 1. Kale, Spinach and Quinoa Salad
    This Kale, Spinach and Quinoa meal-in-a-bowl is a winner, a green bowl full of super nutritious and delicious stuff (including mango and avocado), tossed in a zesty lemon shallot dressing and topped with spiced walnuts and creamy goat cheese. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 2. Chicken Cobb Salad with Thousand Island Dressing
    A classic combo of chicken, bacon, avocado, eggs and blue cheese, all tossed in a creamy homemade Thousand Island dressing. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 3. Nutty Asian Chicken Salad
    After being grilled to juicy goodness, honey lime chicken is added to a bowl full of healthy veggies (napa cabbage, carrots, cucumber, peppers) and protein (edamame) and then tossed with a lip-smackingly creamy peanut butter dressing. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 4. Maple Balsamic Salad with Bacon Roasted Pecans
    Incredible Salad of Crisp Romaine, Tart Pom Seeds, Crunchy Apples and Sweet Pears, all tossed in a Maple Balsamic Dressing and topped with Homemade Bacon Roasted Pecans. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 5. Squash, Pecan and Pear Salad
    One bite of sweet roasted squash, spicy pecans and juicy pears and you won't be able to put your fork down. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 6. Creamy Caesar Salad
    Caesar salad is a staple on restaurant menus across the country, but we've yet to find one as perfectly blended as this one - crisp romaine is tossed with creamy dressing, crunchy croutons and premium Parmesan. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 7. Parmesan Chicken and Arugula Salad with Creamy Basil Dressing
    Golden-baked Parmesan chicken, peppery arugula and crunchy apples are tossed together in a creamy basil dressing, resulting in a delicious and sophisticated meal-worthy salad. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 8. Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad
    Healthy, slightly nutty and chewy wheat berries are combined with wild rice, crunchy apples, tart cranberries, creamy feta cheese and toasted walnuts, all tossed in a citrus vinaigrette. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 9. Farro, Spinach and Grilled Zucchini Salad
    With a nutty flavor and soft yet crunchy texture, farro delivers fiber, nutrients and protein, and is especially delicious when combined with juicy tomatoes, leafy spinach and grilled zucchini, tossed in a zesty balsamic dressing. GET THE RECIPE HERE
  • 10. Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad
    The classic combination of bulgur wheat, chickpeas, fresh herbs (parsley and mint!), tomatoes and cucumbers is upgraded not only with a lemony kick, but also tangy feta cheese and flavor-packed sun-dried tomatoes. GET THE RECIPE HERE
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