Salads and I aren’t besties even during peak summer, when greens can be littered with strawberries, blueberries, peaches, and other deliciousness that masks what’s otherwise, IMHO, almost total flavorlessness. So you can bet that when I start dreaming about the fall foods I’m excited about, salads aren’t at the top of my list. But these recipes are about to change that.
Starring ingredients like butternut squash, apples, pears, pomegranates, spiced pecans, and other autumn goodies, these salads are richer, more comforting, and likely more filling than many of their summer equivalents. So quit bumming about the weather cooling off and celebrate what’s great about fall recipes and produce—these 17 salads make it easy.
Originally published October 2016. Updated November 2018.