Fall Salad

Just because summer is over, doesn’t mean I’m taking salads out of my diet.ย  In fact, if you follow me on Instagram, you know that salads are almost a daily occurrence.ย  What can I say?ย  I love my greens! ๐Ÿ™‚ย  What does change are the toppings I add to my salad.

This fall inspired salad is great eaten as a single serving (like I’ve shown here) or prepared as a side dish to share.ย  Like all my salad recipes, I do not list quantities – as those may vary depending on your taste preference and the number of people you wish to feed.

Fall Salad


  • Butter Lettuce
  • Delicata Squash
  • Carrots
  • Celery
  • Honey Crisp Apple (or any variety)
  • Avocado
  • Blanched Almonds (or slivered)

Step 1

Detach butter lettuce leaves, rinse and then pat dry.ย  Shred or chop lettuce and add to plate.


Step 2

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.ย  Wash delicata squash and then slice into rings.ย  (You may remove the seeds, but I typically don’t.)ย  Place delicata rings on lined baking sheet.ย  Sprinkle with salt, garlic powder and pepper.ย  Bake at 375 degrees (bottom rack of oven) for 20-30 minutes (depending on squash thickness).ย  Allow to cool, then add to plate.


Step 3

Peel large carrot.ย  Cut into “coins” and add to plate.


Step 4

Rinse celery, pat dry and then chop into thin slices.ย  Plate.


Step 5

Cut Honey Crisp apple in half.ย  Thinly slice or cut into cubes and then add to salad.


Step 6

Cut ripe avocado in half, remove pit and then add to plate.ย  (The avocado rose is totally optional ๐Ÿ˜‰ )


Step 7

Sprinkle blanched almond pieces on salad.


I always add a protein source such as pastured chicken or beef, wild caught fish, or an organic egg (or 2) to my salads as well.ย  Sometimes it’s simply in the form of a protein bar (eaten on the side) because I don’t have time for extra cooking and there isn’t any meat leftover in the fridge.ย  I typically use balsamic and olive oil as a dressing, sometimes just plain mustard.


Be sure to tag me on social media if you make one of my creations or are inspired by my recipes – I’d love to see ๐Ÿ™‚

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