Best Apple Salad Recipes for Fall

It's easier to say goodbye to summer if you look forward to the bounty of a fall harvest. Crisp and freshly picked apples are one of the best things about autumn and you can enjoy these healthy treats in surprising ways. 

Switch up your fall meals when you incorporate a tasty apple salad into your routine. Adding fresh and simple ingredients, from walnuts and cranberries to spinach and cheese, can make your seasonal salad a surefire hit.

Check out the recipes below for delightful ways to add the flavor, color, and texture of apples to your fall salads. When you use these wooden salad bowls, salad prep and serving is made easy.

1. Autumn Apple Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Featuring 2 kinds of apples, green and red, we recommend this flavor-packed blend of feta, bacon, pecans, and cranberries drizzled with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette in (what else?) a gorgeous maple wood bowl.

2. Apple, White Cheddar, and Grilled Chicken Salad

This tangy and sweet apple salad incorporates many flavors and textures, making it a satisfying meal to cozy up to all throughout the season. From sharp cheddar cheese and lean grilled chicken to crunchy almonds and chewy cranberries, this easy fall salad is bound to become a favorite healthy lunch and dinner recipe.

3. Apple Brie Salad

Combining crisp, fresh apples with savory Brie cheese, mixed greens, and pecans, this simple fall harvest salad is hearty enough to shake up your traditional meals. You can use any sweet apple variety, like Gala and Fuji, or a tart variety, such as Granny Smith. Drizzle with apple cider vinaigrette for a freshly tossed autumn salad and serve in a richly colored wooden bowl for a festive feel.

4. Fall Apple, Walnut, and Blue Cheese Salad

Chopped apples and pears mixed with blue cheese, dried cranberries, red onions, leafy greens, and walnuts make for a hearty seasonal dish. Featuring some amazing flavors of fall, this salad can become your next best entrée or side dish for pork and chicken recipes. Tie everything together with a lively balsamic vinaigrette dressing. 

5. Apple Avocado Spinach Salad

Whether you’re prepping to entertain guests at home or just want a healthy recipe to help you get by through the week, this fresh fall medley takes only ten minutes to make. Combine sliced apples, crumbled goat cheese, and tart cranberries to counterbalance creamy avocados. Drizzle with a delicious apple cider vinaigrette and serve in a rustic salad bowl for that cozy fall vibe.

6. Autumn Glow Salad with Lemon Dressing

 Sweet potatoes, roasted cauliflowers, crisp apples, warming spices and herbs? This salad is practically inviting you to Thanksgiving. This blend of flavors is refreshing and comforting at the same time- just what you’re looking forward to in autumn. The lemon dressing livens up this hearty salad, making it a delicious dish to kick off your meals or be enjoyed on its own. 

7. Apple Pecan Fall Salad

Satisfy your sweet and savory cravings with this super-healthy salad that combines apples and pears with raisins, pecans, and blue cheese - tied together with a refreshing honey mustard dressing. Combine all these flavors and textures in one large bowl, like this richly-colored red oak wooden bowl that reminds us of autumn, to entertain a big crowd of guests.

8. Creamy Cinnamon Apple and Walnut Fruit Salad

Spice things up with this creamy salad recipe that has “fall” written all over it. Traditionally sweet and crunchy, take the flavors up a notch by adding cinnamon to your apples, dried cranberries, and walnuts- it’s a luscious side dish to your final summer picnics or your first fall gathering.

9. Radicchio, Lentil and Apple Salad with Vegan Cashew Dressing

If you’re following a vegan or dairy-free diet, apples, lentils, and bitter radicchio come together perfectly with a vegan cashew dressing to create the ultimate crunchy salad. Pair it with cream-based pasta dishes or some toasted bread for your fix of healthy comfort food. Arrange this super-healthy combo on an extra-large wood serving bowl for a show-stopping meal.

10. Kale, Apple, Pecorino Salad with Crispy Prosciutto and Balsamic Drizzle

Looking to top your fall salad with cheese and meat? This flavorful take on kale and apple salad lets you finish off the dish with some crispy prosciutto and crumbled Pecorino cheese on top. Best to season, mix and serve your festive salad in a unique oval wooden bowl for an appetizing, fuss-free presentation.


Check out some more of the most colorful, crunchy, and crisp salad recipes out there on our Top 10 Best Chopped Salads!