Though a warm, cheesy bowl of mash potatoes might sound like all you need as your holiday sides, these salads are a delicious and healthy way to give your holiday dinner more nutrients, protein and less calories. These salads are so good, you will love making them year-round, too.


Fall Detox Salad 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Oh She Glows

Not only is this fresh salad packed with tons of delicious veggies and nutrients, it’s the perfect salad to start off a healthy detox.

Cranberry Orange Quinoa Salad 

Recipe and photo courtesy of Family Spice

This salad pairs perfectly with Thanksgiving dinner or serve on a brisk, fall night. It’s full of protein and the cranberry orange combo makes for a tasty fall pairing.

Roasted Acorn Squash and Apples with Quinoa, Kale and Tahini Maple Dressing

Recipe and photo courtesy of Edible Perspective

This is what we call the ultimate fresh fall salad. There’s so many fall flavors with each bite that you’ll love making this during the brisk fall months and even into winter. 

Autumn Cobb Salad With Smoky Pumpkin Dressing

Recipe and photo courtesy of Heather Cristo

Trade in your usual cobb salad with this ultra healthy and flavorful autumn cobb salad. It features some fall favorites like pumpkin and squash. It’s everything you love about your usual cobb and more. 

Roasted Turmeric Chili Chickpeas and Pear Salad

Recipe and photo courtesy of Dolly and Oatmeal

This warm salad still feels fresh when digested and the interesting mix of flavors is enough to keep you wanting more. Definitely a must-try fall salad.