As the weather is cooling down and your crock pot is heating up, you may be thinking it’s time to forgo the salads in favor of more classically seasonal choices like soup or something pumpkin. Instead of packing away those salads like your shorts and flip flops, give them fall flavor with seasonal ingredients like root vegetables, Brussels sprouts, apples and similar foods. Greatist has rounded up some tempting fall salad recipes to help you embrace the season:
- Roasted Vegetable Salad with Garlic Dressing and Toasted Pepitas – Root vegetables like the beets, chard and carrots in this recipe are growing in popularity, both in homes and at restaurants, and include impressive amounts of fiber, not to mention the rich, deep flavor that make roasted vegetables a treat this time of year.
- Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecorino – Like root vegetables, Brussels sprouts are quickly finding a place in the spotlight after years of no love at the kitchen table. According to Fruits & Veggies—More Matters, Brussels sprouts are a good source of dietary fiber, high in vitamin C and a good source of folate. Plus, when they’re cooked just right and included in salads like this one, they’re a delicious way to enjoy good-for-you food.
- Roasted Onion, Squash, and Fig Salad with Maple Mustard Balsamic Dressing – Squash is a hallmark of fall and with a creamy texture and slightly sweet flavor, it can be a beautiful addition to a crisp salad. The butternut squash used in this salad recipe is packed with vitamins A and C with a healthy dose of fiber.