Delicious Recipes for the Fall Season

Posted: August 31, 2021 2:10 pm

As the cool weather rolls in, Fall beacons us with a crisp atmosphere. What better way to enjoy the season than with a variety of delicious meals? Take advantage of succulent seasonal veggies and fruit by trying out some of these tasty Autumn recipes!

1. Creamy Coconut Beef and Pumpkin Curry

When we think of fall, we usually think of a bright orange, supple pumpkin. Creamy Coconut Beef and Pumpkin Curry is a deliciously creamy meal that will highlight your Autumn season.

Recipe:

  • 1 tbsp. peanut oil
  • 1 tbsp. fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1/3 cup rogan josh curry paste
  • 1.5kg beef chuck steak, cut into 4 cm. pieces
  • 400g can chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup Massel vegetable liquid stock
  • 1 sprig fresh curry leaves, plus extra, to serve
  • 600g peeled, deseeded pumpkin, cut into 3cm pieces
  • 1 tbsp. Coles Cornflour
  • 270ml can coconut cream
  • steamed rice, to serve

2. Autumn Fruit Salad with Cinnamon Greek Yogurt Dressing

Looking for a refreshing fruit salad? This Autumn Fruit salad features tasty pears and apple with Greek yogurt, making this a light mid-day snack. The cinnamon and maple syrup makes this sweet treat autumn ready.

Recipe:

  • 2 medium Bartlett pears (or other ripe but firm pears, diced)
  • 2 medium apples
  • 1 cup red grapes (halved)
  • 1/3 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tsp. freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp. pure maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/3 cup pecans, chopped

3. Butternut Squash Soup

Aside from pumpkin, butternut squash is another popular Fall veggie. In fact, the butternut squash is actually a type of pumpkin that grows on a vine during the cooler seasons. From this vegetable, you can make a thick, filling soup for the Fall.

Recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1 (3 lb.) butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tbsp. fresh sage, chopped
  • 1/2 tbsp. fresh rosemary, minced
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 3 to 4 cups vegetable broth
  • freshly ground black pepper

For serving:

  • chopped parsley
  • toasted pepitas
  • crusty bread

4. Cream of Mushroom Soup

Another delicious, Fall soup is the Cream of Mushroom Soup. This soup is packed with fresh veggies like cremini mushroom, celery, garlic, cauliflower, and thyme.
Recipe:

  • 2 tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium leeks, white and light green parts, sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, diced
  • 16 oz. cremini mushrooms, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. tamari
  • 1/4 cup dry white wine
  • 2 large garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh thyme leaves
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1 lb. cauliflower, broken into florets (5 cups)
  • 1 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Topping/serving options:

  • drizzle of coconut milk
  • crusty bread, toasted as croutons or served on the side
  • additional mushrooms, sauteed
  • toasted pine nuts
  • microgreens or tender thyme leaves

5. Autumn Apple Parfaits

Here’s another tasty, sweet treat you’ll really enjoy. This light dish is served with a variety of sweet and tasty fruits like Gala apples, red grapes, mandarin oranges, and tart cranberries.

Recipe:

  • 4 Gala apples large, 2 peeled, 2 unpeeled, both chopped
  • 2 cups red grapes halves
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries, soaked in boiling water for 1 hour, drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can mandarin oranges, well drained
  • 1 cup vanilla Greek yogurt
  • 3 tbsp. lite mayonnaise
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup pecans, chopped

6. Carrot Ginger Soup

The Carrot Ginger Soup is a bright, fresh soup with a little bit of a sweet taste followed by a hint of spice. This subtle sweet taste can be attributed to the maple syrup while the spicy undertones tend to arise from the freshly grated ginger.

Recipe:

  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup yellow onions, chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, smashed
  • 2 heaping cups chopped carrots
  • 1 1/2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 1 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 3 to 4 cups vegetable broth
  • sea salt and fresh black pepper
  • 1 tsp. maple syrup
  • coconut milk for garnish, optional
  • dollops of pesto, optional

7. Fall Fruit Bake with Cinnamon & Ginger

This lightly toasted Fall Fruit Bake is a wonderful meal to serve with a heaping spoon of ice cream or some creamy yogurt. Enjoy this toasty, sweet recipe curled up in the comfort of your warm blanket this Fall season.
Recipe:

  • 2 bosc pears
  • 2 apples
  • 1/2 a lemon, juiced
  • 1 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp. ground ginger
  • 1 tbsp. coconut oil, melted
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1/2 a pomegranate (arils only)

8. Fettuccine Alfredo

The Fettuccine Alfredo is great for a Fall dinner item. What’s cool about this dish is that cauliflower is boiled and blended to make the rich and creamy Alfredo sauce.

Recipe:

  • 12 oz. cauliflower florets
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 3 tbsp. unsalted butter
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 oz. fettuccine pasta
  • 1 to 1 1/2 cups reserved pasta cooking water
  • chopped fresh parsley

9. Fall Fruit Crumble

Enjoy sweet and crunchy clusters with delicious, vanilla ice cream on the side of this Fall Fruit Crumble. The textures meld incredibly together in addition to the toasty, candied flavor.

Recipe:

  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 8 tbsp. chilled unsalted butter, diced
  • 3/4 cup old-fashioned oats
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds

Filling:

  • 12 oz. fresh cranberries
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • grated zest of 1 orange
  • 1/4 cup orange juice
  • 3 pears, quartered, cored, peeled, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 3 firm apples, peeled, quartered, cored, sliced 1/4-inch thick
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp. cornstarch

10. Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes

Twice Baked Sweet Potatoes make for a scrumptious, complementary side dish. However, you can also enjoy this meal for dinner by loading it with as many toppings as your heart desires!

Recipe:

  • 4 medium sweet potatoes
  • 4 cups small broccoli florets
  • 1 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup scallions, chopped
  • 1 cup cheddar cheese, optional
  • 1/4 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup chopped parsley and/or microgreens
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Sweet Potato Cashew Cream:

  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup sweet potato mash
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews, soaked 4+ hours and drained
  • 1 1/2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 2 tsp. fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

11. Pomegranate Salad with Cider Dressing

Alas, what would this season be without a fresh, light salad to top everything off? The pomegranate arils sprinkled on top gives you a nice pinch of sweetness with each bite.

Recipe:

  • 1 acorn squash, cut in half, seeds removed, sliced into 1/4-inch pieces
  • 1 cup halved cipollini onions or shallot wedges
  • 8 oz. halloumi, cubed
  • extra-virgin olive oil, for drizzling
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp. maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

For the salad:

  • 1 1/2 cups cooked farro
  • 1 cup finely chopped fresh herbs (parsley and/or cilantro)
  • handful of mixed salad greens
  • 2 small kohlrabi bulbs, peeled and sliced paper thin
  • 2 carrots, peeled into ribbons
  • 1/2 apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp. toasted walnuts or pepitas
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate arils
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • handful of microgreens (optional)
  • fresh lemon juice, to taste

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