Fall means squash, brussels sprouts, back to school, and busier schedules. You can grab the takeout menu, or you can ease into the new season with one of these 17 nutritious, seasonal salads – each one ready in 30 minutes or less.
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MEAL-PREP CREAMY KALE CAESAR SALAD (15 MINUTES)
Lunch for the week in just 15 minutes.
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FALL SALAD WITH BELUGA LENTILS, GRAPES, & ROASTED PUMPKIN (30 MINUTES)
Pumpkin salads > pumpkin spice.
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HARVEST CRANBERRY, PERSIMMON, & BURRATA SALAD (15 MINUTES)
Crisp, sweet persimmons meet creamy, rich cheese.
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FALL CHICKEN, AVOCADO, & PEAR SALAD (30 MINUTES)
Avocado is always in season, right?
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FIG, BLUE CHEESE, & WALNUT SALAD WITH WARM BACON DRESSING (15 MINUTES)
You had us at “warm bacon dressing.”
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MUSHROOM & ARUGULA SALAD WITH GOAT CHEESE & TOASTED WALNUTS (30 MINUTES)
Who needs meat when you have mushrooms?
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WARM BRUSSELS SPROUTS & PEAR SALAD (15 MINUTES)
Buy your sprouts pre-shredded (and thank us later).
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ABUNDANCE KALE SALAD WITH SAVORY TAHINI DRESSING (30 MINUTES)
Fast, filling, and fit for a weeknight.
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FALL FRUIT SALAD WITH CIDER POPPY SEED DRESSING (15 MINUTES)
’Tis the season for cider everything.
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HARVEST COBB SALAD (25 MINUTES)
This smart take on a classic swaps butternut squash for tomatoes and spicy pecans for blue cheese.
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GARLIC ROASTED SWEET POTATO & ARUGULA SALAD WITH TURMERIC HONEY MUSTARD DRESSING (35 MINUTES)
Okay, this one takes 35 minutes, but come on, sheet-pan salad. Can you blame us?
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PROSCIUTTO & FIG SALAD BOARD (15 MINUTES)
Equal parts impressive and easy.
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ARUGULA SKIRT STEAK SALAD WITH CARAMELIZED PEARS, PECANS, & GORGONZOLA (30 MINUTES)
A thin cut of meat like skirt steak will cook in ten minutes, tops.
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CHOPPED AUTUMN SALAD WITH APPLE CIDER DRESSING (15 MINUTES)
Three words: candied cinnamon pecans.
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ROASTED CAULIFLOWER SALAD WITH TURMERIC & TAHINI (30 MINUTES)
Glow brought to you by turmeric.
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HARVEST SALAD WITH MAPLE TAHINI DRESSING
The holy trinity: beets, brussels, butternut.
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SHREDDED SPROUTS SALAD (25 MINUTES)
Top it with crumbled bacon and Asiago, then watch it disappear.