The other day, my friend texted me her dinner plans: a fall salad recipe. The fig, walnut & squash kale salad is fancy like you’d find in an upscale hipster restaurant, delicious, perfect for fall… and uncomplicated. It’s the perfect fall salad for a foodie who doesn’t want to put in much effort. I saved it to my Paprika meal planning app, and picked up the ingredients tonight.
A little bit easier fall salad recipe: the #cheater version…Fresh Market makes candied walnuts, so I bought them instead of DIY. I also made a few swaps: I made my salad with figs and goat cheese rather than feta… also, I couldn’t find delicato squash. So I didn’t exactly follow the recipe, but was inspired by the original!
Fall Recipe Salad Staple: Roasted Acorn Squash
How to roast acorn squash: Cut the acorn squash into 1/2 inch slivers (just cut along the edges.) I brushed mine with olive oil and seasoned with The Blend (available at Amazon or Costco!) Roast at 400 for about 25 minutes. Eat it with the skins on, excellent tossed in a salad!
Fall Salads Wine Pairing
Pair your fall salads with a Pinot Noir or Decoy Chardonnay!
Many of these salads are a hearty enough for a meal on their own, but you can also serve with one of our soups for fall for the ultimate fall comfort meal.
Here are some more fall salad recipes:
More meal planning tips:
- Snapware Containers are the best to store your leftovers (like the roasted squash) – easy to put in the microwave!
- These are the best meal prep containers to store your salads – it’s divided so you can
- Save all of the recipes you want to try in Paprika, the best meal planning app, which keeps all of your recipes plus let’s you add to a calendar and create a grocery list (I’ve tried them all, this is my favorite)