Fall Salad Guide

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.

Fall Salad Roundup on 100 Days of Real Food

1) Easy Butternut Squash Salad with Feta

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.

Easy Butternut Squash Salad with Feta 2

2) Kale and Apple Salad

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! 

Kale and Apple Salad from 100 Days of #RealFood

3) Cauliflower & Pomegranate Salad with a Yogurt Dressing

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!

Cauliflower and Pomegranate Salad on 100 Days of Real Food

4) Warm Bistro Salad with Feta

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.

Warm Bistro Salad with Feta on 100 Days of Real Food

5) Apple and Cheddar Salad (big hit with the kids!)

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! 

Apple and Cheddar Salad on 100 Days of Real Food

6) Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme

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!

Spinach Salad with Walnuts and Thyme on 100 Days of Real Food

7) Warm Breaded Goat Cheese & Beet Salad with an Orange Dressing

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.

Warm Breaded Goat Cheese & Beet Salad with an Orange Dressing on 100 Days of Real Food

Simple Dressings

1) Simple Mustard Vinaigrette

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.

2) Green Goddess Dressing

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!

Green Goddess Dressing on 100 Days of #RealFood

3) Blue Cheese Dressing

This is the blue cheese dressing I like to serve with Cobb Salad.

Recipe: Cobb Salad with Blue Cheese Dressing - 100 Days of Real Food


What’s your favorite fall salad combo? I’d love to see other ideas in the comments below. 

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  1. Wow! I am so thankful for reading such a nice post. As I am a big cheese fan, I’ll definitely next time try out your blue cheese dressing. And to answer your question, I could always enjoy a beet, mushroom, and avocado salad. Why? Beyond the taste that I love, there is also a healthy side of it. This salad is loaded with antioxidants, fiber-filled vegetables, and healthy unsaturated fats.

    Thanks again and looking forward to new posts!

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