11 Hearty Salads That Taste Like Autumn

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Some of us may think of salads as warm-weather food, but there’s no need to give up on your favorite salads just because the temperatures are dropping. These salads are loaded with vibrant colors, seasonal produce, and hearty ingredients that will fill you up and keep you warm during the cooler months. Get a taste of the season with these eleven fall salads.

1. Fall Harvest Pasta Salad

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This Fall Harvest Pasta Salad is the perfect mix of bright autumn fruits and veggies, healthy whole-grain pasta, and creamy poppy seed dressing. It’s light, fresh, and full of seasonal flavors that will make you forget about the cold weather outside.

2. Cauliflower Salad

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This Cauliflower Salad recipe is fresh, crisp, light, and surprisingly filling. It’s hearty and makes a great, packed lunch.

3. Brussels Sprouts Salad

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This healthy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is a perfect example of how these versatile vegetables can be transformed into a delicious and nutritious meal.

4. Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad

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This Butternut Squash Quinoa Salad makes a great side dish or even a main course for vegans and vegetarians!

5. Roasted Sweet Potato Salad

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This Roasted Sweet Potato Salad is a perfect side dish to almost any main course, or it can be enjoyed as a main course all on its own.

6. Simple Cabbage Salad

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This Simple Cabbage Salad recipe comes together in minutes. You can use fresh-cut cabbage or purchase a pre-cut mix from the store. Either way, it’s quick, simple and delicious.

7. Cranberry Walnut Salad

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This Cranberry Walnut Salad is the perfect, balanced salad in the flavor department. Some crunchy, nutty flavor from the walnuts, some softer sweet flavor from the cranberries, and some zing from the blue cheese crumbles.

8. Kale Salad

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This Kale Salad is quick, simple, and delicious. It uses minimal ingredients but is so flavorful you’ll come back for seconds.

9. Autumn Cabbage Salad

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This Autumn Cabbage Salad makes a delicious and very filling meal. It’s hearty, flavorful, and travels well for lunch.

10. Broccoli Salad

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This Broccoli Salad recipe makes a wonderful low-carb side dish or even dinner. It’s hearty and very, very filling.

11. Celery Salad

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Citrus Celery Salad is one of the most refreshing fall or winter salads you’ll eat this season. It has plenty of crunch and lots of wonderful flavors.

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This originally appeared on The Gracious Pantry.

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