As we enter the season of comfort food and big holiday meals, let’s not forget those lighter side salads to help balance everything out! Here are seven of our favorite salads that would be a great addition to any spread—or paired with a warm bowl of soup or grilled sandwiches for an easy dinner—plus three delicious yet simple dressing recipes.
This Easy Butternut Squash Salad with Feta recipe is hearty enough to eat on its own or great paired with a batch of homemade biscuits for a meatless meal.
This Kale and Apple Salad is super easy to throw together, and if your kids aren’t blue cheese fans (like mine) just put it on the side!
This super tasty Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad recipe is a good way to switch things up. I hate it when salads get boring or monotonous, which is why I love this combo!
This hearty Warm Bistro Salad is full of flavor and could easily be your entire meal so you won’t need to worry about making any side dishes.
This Apple and Cheddar Salad is exactly how I convinced my daughter’s picky friend (who normally does not eat ANY leafy greens) to eat salad!
I love fresh herbs, but don’t always remember to add them to salads. It’s such a simple way to add a flavor boost … like the thyme in this Spinach Salad recipe!
Beets are so good with goat cheese, especially when that goat cheese is breaded and pan-fried, and it’s all topped off with an orange citrus dressing. Yum! If that sounds good go you, give this goat cheese and beet salad recipe a try.
Making your own homemade salad dressings is so easy, and the taste is far superior to the store-bought stuff. This Mustard Vinaigrette is super simple to make.
Whip up this Green Goddess salad dressing for—you guessed it—salads, or use it on a wrap or as a veggie dip. It’s delicious and quick to prepare!
What’s your favorite fall salad combo? I’d love to see other ideas in the comments below.