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Fall Harvest Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing - How to Love Cooking

Fall Harvest Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing

If you’re in charge of bringing a salad to your Friendsgiving or Thanksgiving celebration this year, this Fall Harvest Salad with Creamy Honey Mustard Dressing would be a wonderful option. It’s flavorful, beautiful, and has several unique ingredients. People definitely won’t forget it!

Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


For the Dressing:

  • 1 TBS Olive Oil
  • 1 TBS Honey
  • 1 TBS Dijon Mustard
  • 2 TBS Mayonnaise
  • 2 TBS Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/8 tsp Pepper

For the Salad:

  • 1 bag Butter Lettuce Blend (Or use whatever kind of greens you like!)
  • Half Large, Granny Smith Apple (Diced into small pieces with the skin on)
  • 1 C Cooked Chicken (Diced or shredded)
  • 1/3 C Sliced or Chopped Almonds
  • 1/4 C Crumbled Blue or Gorgonzola Cheese
  • 6-8 Dried Figs (Chopped into quarters and stems cut off)


For the Dressing:

  1. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a bowl or small food processor. Whisk or blend until the dressing is smooth and well mixed. Check for seasonings and adjust.

For the Salad:

  1. Add the bag of (washed and dried) lettuce to a bowl or large serving platter. Scatter the apples, almonds, cheese, chicken, and chopped figs over the lettuce. 

  2. Just before serving, drizzle the dressing over the top of the salad or keep on the side.

  3. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • For salads, it's really up to you for how much of a particular ingredient you'd like to add. I love the combinations of these ingredients together, but please feel free to add the ones you love or other things you may have on hand like chopped beets, hard-boiled egg, chickpeas instead of chicken, or pepitas.
  • The dressing makes enough to lightly cover one bag of salad. Double the amount if you'd like for the salad to be more heavily dressed or want extra.