An Autumn Welcome: 8 Recipes to Celebrate the Season

8 of our favorite recipes to celebrate the autumn season. 

Today marks the autumn equinox, and what better way to kick off the season than with fall-inspired recipes? Farmers markets are full of the autumn harvest, and colder days means a return to inherently cozy foods.

1. Roasted Delicata Squash Salad

This one is from the ever wonderful 101 Cookbooks, and it’s the perfect mix, because it uses one of our seasonal favorites, but it’s light enough to still leave room for reminiscing about summer.

2. Restaurant Sweet Potato Fries

We’ll take any excuse to eat sweet potato fries, and these ones, originally from The Kitchn, are great go to item. This recipe ensures that they stay firm and have that extra crispy bite.

3. Baked Apples With Figs and Honey

Our own Vanessa Barrington points out that this recipe is great for Rosh Hashanah Sept 28th this year, but of course, you’re more than welcome to make them any time you like. Fresh figs and local honey? You really can’t go wrong.

4. Lentil Soup With Spinach and Lemon

Soup season is back, and feel free to kick it off with this zesty version. Light, fresh and high in protein it’s the perfect meatless autumn meal.

5. Roasted Eggplant With Tomatoes and Mint

You still have to use up your summer tomato bounty, which makes bread-less bruschetta from Smitten Kitchen the perfect recipe.

6. Knäckebröd Crackers

This Swedish staple, straight to us from the fabulous Kokblog, is an ideal compliment to any fall soup. Be sure to serve with ample amounts of butter to spread on nice and thick.

7. Oatmeal Harvest Cookies

You can’t have a fall kitchen without the smell of fresh baked cookies, so make sure that your upcoming baking endeavors include these at least once.

8. Quinoa Spice Cake

This delicious cake includes a whole apple, which your sure to get at your local market, as well as the comforting spices of ginger and cinnamon. Perfect with a cup of tea on a cold autumn afternoon.

Image: Smitten Kitchen

Anna Brones

Anna Brones is a food + travel writer with a love for coffee and bikes. She is the author of The Culinary Cyclist and Fika: The Art of the Swedish Coffee Break. Catch her weekly column, Foodie Underground.