Hungry? Try This Hearty Fall Harvest Salad

Hungry? Try This Hearty Fall Harvest Salad

fall harvest salad

Image by All the Healthy Things

There are so many fall flavors to enjoy this season!

Expand your palette and explore everything fall has to offer! From sweet treats to savory eats, we’ve got a great selection of fall-inspired recipes to make right at home! 

Autumn is one of the best times of the year to try new foods. There are so many fruits, vegetables, and more that are perfect in the fall! Apples, pumpkins, sweet potatoes, and so much more fill our plates and our bellies as the temperatures begin to drop and the days grow shorter. The flavors of the season make for some pretty immaculate dishes and we would be remiss if we didn’t share some of our fall favorites with you! 

So far, we’ve shared how to make some deliciously sweet Fall Inspired Cinnamon Baked Apples and some September spice with a recipe for Tasty Buffalo Chicken Stuffed Sweet Potatoes. We’ve also shared other recipes in the past that are perfect for fall such as Creamy Cauliflower Mac & Cheese, Weeknight Chicken & Zucchini Casserole for the Whole Family, and a Gluten-Free Million Dollar Spaghetti Squash Dinner! We’ve got so many other great meals planned and can’t wait to share them as the season continues, and this week we’re exploring how to make a hearty harvest salad! 


fall harvest salad ingredients

Image and recipe originally by All the Healthy Things 

How to Make a Delicious and Hearty Fall Harvest Salad

This recipe features some pretty incredible flavors such as fresh spinach, butternut squash, tangy feta cheese, crispy bacon, and radish topped with a delicate flourish of candied pecans and a drizzle of maple-mustard vinaigrette for a filling and fantastic fall salad!

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 20-30 minutes

Total Time: 50 minutes to an hour

Yield: 6 servings


  • About 2 cups of fresh baby spinach 
  • ½ cup butternut squash, cubed
  • ½ cup green apple, sliced
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • ¼ cup radish, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup candied pecans, chopped
  • 4 strips bacon, sliced and cooked
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

  • ½ cup olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple cider vinegar
  • ¼ cup maple syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 Tablespoons whole grain dijon mustard
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons lemon juice
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400℉ and prepare butternut squash for roasting by chopping into 1 inch cubes. 
  2. Toss squash in 2 Tablespoons of oil and season with salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and roast in the oven until tender for about 25-30 minutes. Remove and let cool before adding to the salad.  
  4. Slice apples and radishes and prepare bacon according to package instructions. 
  5. Combine all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette in a blender or food processor and blend until creamy and smooth
  6. In a large bowl, combine spinach, butternut squash, apple slices, feta cheese, radish slices, pecans, and bacon. 
  7. Drizzle the vinaigrette over the salad, toss, and serve. Enjoy!


fall harvest salad

Image by All the Healthy Things  

Looking for More Variety with Less Effort? Try Mealfit!

This recipe is pretty delicious on its own, but what if it could be made even easier

Cut out the hassle of prepping and roasting the butternut squash and opt for some exquisite, pre-made sweet potatoes! 

Here at Mealfit, we are dedicated to making great and healthy food fit into your schedule easily. In order to do that, we create an array of resources such as our Individual Meals, Weekly Specials, our Educational Blog, and our Recipe catalogue. We also offer a variety of high-quality pre-made ingredients in bulk with our Meals by the Pound selection to make meal-prepping a breeze! 


Mealfit Roasted Sweet potatoes

We think our Roasted Sweet Potatoes are the perfect substitute for the butternut squash in this recipe to bring your total time to make this meal less than 30 minutes! 

“Diced and house seasoned Sweet potatoes are a great carb source and can be used in a number of ways in your meal prep. Paleo Friendly!”

These Roasted Sweet Potatoes are made with quality and care specially for you, and can be ordered here!  

This recipe is a great way to taste some of fall’s greatest flavors, and it’s an easy, healthy meal option for you and your family to enjoy! 


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