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Hearty Fall Salads That Look Beyond Lettuce

By Valerio Farris | October 19, 2017 | Food52

I’ve never been able to convince myself that a bowl of leaves could keep me sustained until my next meal. Don’t get me wrong—I’m no salad slanderer, but you won’t catch me throwing some lettuce in a bowl and calling it a day.

Maybe it’s time I change my mentality. Because what better moment than the early inkling of fall to prove to myself that a salad can be ample, that a salad can tide me over, and that there’s more to the meal than just lettuce and oil?

So to get started, I looked for salad recipes that wouldn’t leave me looking for a 3 pm snack. The key, I learned, is to pump the salad with protein, garnish it with grains, and generously add ingredients unexpected ingredients like squash or persimmon. So, this fall, I vow to think beyond the leaf with the help of these recipes. I encourage you to join me and do the same.

Pack it with Protein

The Salad That Makes Kidney Beans Cool

The Salad That Makes Kidney Beans Cool

by Kenzi Wilbur

 

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini

Moro's Warm Squash & Chickpea Salad with Tahini

by Genius Recipes

 

White Bean Salad with Tarragon

White Bean Salad with Tarragon

by Marian Bull

 

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Chile Dressing

Roasted Sweet Potato and Black Bean Salad with Chile Dres... by Alexandra Stafford

 

Go For the Grain

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad

Radish and Pecan Grain Salad

by Amanda Hesser

 

Kale & Bulgur Salad with Brown Butter Apple Vinaigrette

Kale & Bulgur Salad with Brown Butter Apple Vinaigrette

by Sarah Jampel

 

Wheatberry Salad with Radishes, Asparagus, Walnuts, and Spring Onions

Wheatberry Salad with Radishes, Asparagus, Walnuts, and S...

by Gena Hamshaw

 

Farro Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Parmesan

Farro Salad with Roasted Mushrooms and Parmesan

by Merrill Stubbs

 

Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro

Heidi Swanson's Mostly Olive Salad, With Some Farro

by Sarah Jampel

 

Shaved Asparagus and Kamut Grain Salad with Black Sesame Dressing

Shaved Asparagus and Kamut Grain Salad with Black Sesame ...

by kat gans

 

Get Fruity

Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vinaigrette

Arugula, Pear and Goat Cheese Salad with Pomegranate Vina...

by brigidc

 

A Fall Salad That Breaks (Most of) The Rules

A Fall Salad That Breaks (Most of) The Rules

by Elizabeth Stark

 

Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Parmesan

Roasted Grape and Butternut Squash Salad with Kale and Pa...

by Elizabeth Stark

 

Winter Panzanella with Orange, Roasted Beets, and Pomegranate Seeds

Winter Panzanella with Orange, Roasted Beets, and Pomegra...

by Ann S

 

Salad with caramelized fennel and apples

Salad with caramelized fennel and apples

by fiveandspice

 

Roasted Pear and Rainbow Chard Salad

Roasted Pear and Rainbow Chard Salad by Elizabeth Stark

 

This article was written by Valerio Farris from Food52 and was legally licensed through the NewsCred publisher network. Please direct all licensing questions to legal@newscred.com.

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