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Top 10: Fantastic Fall Salads

Top 10: Fantastic Fall Salads

Top 10 Fall Salads

It's officially Fall!

Over the summer we counted down our Top 10 light and leafy salads. Now we're counting down our Top 10 hearty salads to keep you warm and content as the cold weather comes in.

1. Kale Spinach Quinoa Salad

Looking for the champion in the Super Bowl of Super Foods? This Kale, Spinach and Quinoa meal-in-a-bowl is a winner, a green bowl full of super nutritious and delicious stuff (including mango and avocado), tossed in a zesty lemon shallot dressing and topped with spiced walnuts and creamy goat cheese. Get cooking and give new meaning to Power Lunch!

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2. Chicken Cobb Salad
with Thousand Island Dressing

Looking for a meal-in-a-bowl? Search no further than this satisfying, crowd-pleasing Cobb Salad, a classic combo of chicken, bacon, avocado, eggs and blue cheese, all tossed in a creamy homemade Thousand Island dressing.

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3. Nutty Asian Chicken Salad

This Nutty Asian Chicken Salad is the whole package, and by whole package, we mean a scrumptious meal-in-a-bowl, chock full of perfect bites. After being grilled to juicy goodness, honey lime chicken is added to a bowl full of healthy veggies (napa cabbage, carrots, cucumber, peppers) and protein (edamame) and then tossed with a lip-smackingly creamy peanut butter dressing. As if that's not enough, this nuts 'n honey salad is topped with crunchy wonton strips and roasted peanuts. Now that's a bowl!

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4. Maple Balsamic Salad
with Bacon Roasted Pecans

Really, the title of the lip-smacking recipe should read: Incredible Salad of Crisp Romaine, Tart Pom Seeds, Crunchy Apples and Sweet Pears, all tossed in a Maple Balsamic Dressing and topped with Homemade Bacon Roasted Pecans. A mouthful, but a delicious one at that.

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5. Squash Pecan & Pear Salad

One bite of sweet roasted squash, spicy pecans and juicy pears and you won't be able to put your fork down.

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6. Creamy Caesar Salad

Caesar salad is a staple on restaurant menus across the country, but we've yet to find one as perfectly blended as this one - crisp romaine is tossed with creamy dressing, crunchy croutons and premium Parmesan. All hail Caesar!

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7. Parmesan Chicken & Arugula Salad
with Creamy Basil Dressing

Golden-baked Parmesan chicken, peppery arugula and crunchy apples are tossed together in a creamy basil dressing, resulting in a delicious and sophisticated meal-worthy salad.

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9. Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad

Think a salad can't be satisfying? Think again. This Wheat Berry and Wild Rice Salad recipe will satisfy any appetite. Healthy, slightly nutty and chewy wheat berries are combined with wild rice, crunchy apples, tart cranberries, creamy feta cheese and toasted walnuts, all tossed in a citrus vinaigrette.

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9.Farro Spinach and Grilled Zucchini Salad

Think we're jumping on the farro bandwagon with this delicious Farro, Spinach & Grilled Zucchini Salad? Not unless you consider ancient Romans trendy, because that's how long this versatile and hearty whole grain has been around. With a nutty flavor and soft yet crunchy texture, farro delivers fiber, nutrients and protein, and is especially delicious when combined with juicy tomatoes, leafy spinach and grilled zucchini, tossed in a zesty balsamic dressing.

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10. Middle Eastern Tabbouleh Salad

We love Middle Eastern flavors, so it should come as no surprise that Tabbouleh salad is among our favorites. The classic combination of bulgur wheat, chickpeas, fresh herbs (parsley and mint!), tomatoes and cucumbers is upgraded not only with a lemony kick, but also tangy feta cheese and flavor-packed sun-dried tomatoes.

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