7 Fall Salads

October 22, 2013

Salad has come a long, long way since its 1960s-era nadir. (Iceberg lettuce topped with cherry tomatoes, a couple of thick cuke slices, and bottled French dressing, anyone?)

Luckily, we are in the squarely in the the era of eating local, seasonal, and with wonderful diversity. Even average supermarkets have an array of produce that would have been exotic only a few years ago. Kale is as familiar as broccoli, and that Red Delicious apple (a misnomer if there ever was one) you avoided in the school cafeteria is now trumped by the likes of Macoun, Pink Lady, and Jazz.  

Salad incorporates autumn’s best offerings into a meal -- and saves time in the kitchen so you can to carve a pumpkin, go apple picking, or make like a big kid and jump in that big pile of leaves out back. Here are seven of fall's best. 

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Not-Too-Virtuous Salad with Caramelized Apple Vinaigrette by wanderash

Salad with Caramelized Apple Vinaigrette

Farro Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Parmesan by Merrill Stubbs

Farro Salad

Hearty Kale Salad with Kabocha Squash, Pomegranate Seeds, and Toasted Hazelnuts by Gena Hamshaw

Kale Salad

Caramelized Fennel, Leek, and Orange Salad by em-i-lis

Caramelized Salad

Moroccan Carrot Salad with Harissa by Cordeliah

Moroccan Carrot Salad

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad by Amanda Hesser

Radish and pecan Salad

Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette by brigidc

Arugula Salad

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Lisa Kolb

Written by: Lisa Kolb

Recovering lawyer, food writer, pastry chef, and lover of food-related everything (namely: cheese, baked goods, and anything made by Mom)


LuLuLa October 27, 2013
I love this post. Delicious recipes; what a great idea. I just wish it looked like SOMEONE had read it... even the writer seems to have not cared enough to re-read her writing, let alone an editor.
bethan October 22, 2013
I make a salad every day for lunch at work and this has given me some great inspiration - thanks!