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30 No Cook Recipes for Fall

The beginning of autumn can still be uncomfortably hot, so keep your kitchen cool with these no cook fall recipes.

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Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad in a JarTaste of Home

Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad in a Jar

Layer up a delicious take-anywhere lunch with this adaptation of a turkey and apple salad inspired by a recipe from Nancy Heishman of Las Vegas, Nevada. Taste of Home Test Kitchen

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Creamy Pumpkin HummusTaste of Home

Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds, a drizzle of pumpkin oil and even fried sage leaves. James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Salad SandwichesTaste of Home

Cranberry-Walnut Chicken Salad Sandwiches

I made these simple yet special cranberry walnut chicken salad sandwiches for a birthday party. Tangy cranberries and crunchy celery pep up the chicken. Leftover turkey works well, too. Shannon Tucker, Land O' Lakes, Florida

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Cranberry Salsa Turkey WrapsTaste of Home

Cranberry Salsa Turkey Wraps

Once your family tastes these mouthwatering roll-ups, they'll never look at leftover turkey the same way! The cranberry salsa combines both sweet and spicy flavors.Elke Rose, Waukesha, Wisconsin

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Cabbage and Rutabaga SlawTaste of Home

Cabbage and Rutabaga Slaw

This is a favorite crunchy slaw that's a perfect way to use cool-weather veggies. We love it as a side with any spicy main dish. Ann Sheehy, Lawrence, Massachusetts

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Turkey and Apple Arugula SaladTaste of Home

Turkey and Apple Arugula Salad

This satisfying salad proves that turkey can be enjoyed outside of the holidays. Peppery salad greens, sweet grapes and rich walnuts combine to create a flavor sensation. —Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Fennel Salad with Orange-Balsamic VinaigretteTaste of Home

Fennel Salad with Orange-Balsamic Vinaigrette

A sweet balsamic vinaigrette always pulls everything together in a delicious harmony of flavors. Raspberries are one of my very favorite fruits, so I'm always eager to find a new use for them. Susan Gauthier, Falmouth, Maine

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Havarti Turkey HeroTaste of Home

Havarti Turkey Hero

This is not your ordinary sandwich! Everyone loves the combination of chutney and chopped peanuts. I like to make this when I have company in the afternoon or at night after a game of cards. Agnes Ward, Stratford, Ontario

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Salmon Bean WrapsTaste of Home

Salmon Bean Wraps

Heres a healthy wrap low in saturated fat and full of the wonderful nutrients in avocado, black beans and smoked salmon. Its super easy and perfect for a quick lunch. Jess Apfe, Berkeley, California

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Pear Harvest SaladTaste of Home

Pear Harvest Salad

We came up with this delicious salad trying to use up leftover turkey after Thanksgiving. We think you'll love it, too! Nancy Prewitt, Beaverton, Oregon

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Turkey Pinto Bean Salad with Southern Molasses DressingTaste of Home

Turkey Pinto Bean Salad with Southern Molasses Dressing

This salad is a welcome alternative to the usual post-Thanksgiving fare. It's a tasty main dish loaded with good-for-you protein.Lily Julow, Lawrenceville, Georgia

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Turkey Salad with Grapes & CashewsTaste of Home

Turkey Salad with Grapes & Cashews

I used to buy turkey salad from a local deli until I experimented and came up with this recipe myself. It's even better than the store-bought kind.Connie Laux, Englewood, Ohio

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Turkey & Apricot WrapsTaste of Home

Turkey & Apricot Wraps

For these everyday wraps, I combined the traditional southern appetizer of jam and cream cheese on crackers with the turkey, apple and Brie sandwiches we ate at my bridal luncheon. I like to sneak fresh spinach into all sorts of recipes because it has such a mild flavor. Kim Beavers, North August, South Carolina

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White Bean Tuna Salad with VinaigretteTaste of Home

White Bean Tuna Salad with Vinaigrette

I love tuna, and this recipe is a great way to use good old canned tuna--and it's great to share! The Mediterranean flavors really pack a punch.Laureen Pittman, Riverside, California

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Pomegranate Splash SaladTaste of Home

Pomegranate Splash Salad

The sparkling pomegranate gems make this salad irresistibly beautiful. My family loves it at holiday gatherings when pomegranates are in season. Even the children can't get enough of this antioxidant-rich delight. Emily Jamison, Champaign, Illinois

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Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin SandwichTaste of Home

Peanut Butter, Apple and Raisin Sandwich

Tart, sweet and crunchy, these open-faced sammies are a perfect after-school (or after-work) snack. James Schend, Taste of Home Deputy Editor

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Apple Maple Pecan SaladTaste of Home

Apple Maple Pecan Salad

A well-made salad has good taste and pleasing crunch. This one with cabbage, apples and pecans gets high marks in both, with extra points for color contrast. Emily Tyra, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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Italian-Style Veggie WrapsTaste of Home

Italian-Style Veggie Wraps

Yummy! There are so many great flavors and textures in these wraps. Feel free to experiment with the ingredientsuse mozzarella, pepperoni or any combo you like. Maria Simmons, Rio Rancho, New Mexico

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Chicken, Pecan & Cherry SaladTaste of Home

Chicken, Pecan & Cherry Salad

Already cooked chicken strips make this a super easy meal when I'm trying to get dinner on the table in a hurry. Grabbing a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store is another road to take when time is short and hungry family members surround the table! Kellie Mulleavy, Lambertville, Michigan

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Michigan Cherry SaladTaste of Home

Michigan Cherry Salad

This recipe reminds me what I love about my home state: picking apples with my children, buying greens at the farmers market and tasting cherries on vacations. Jennifer Gilbert, Brighton, Michigan

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Pear Waldorf PitasTaste of Home

Pear Waldorf Pitas

Here's a guaranteed table brightener for a shower, luncheon or party. Just stand back and watch these sandwiches vanish. For an eye-catching presentation, I tuck each one into a colorful folded napkin. Roxann Parker, Dover, Delaware

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Turkey Salad with Pear DressingTaste of Home

Turkey Salad with Pear Dressing

This salad is perfect for using up leftover turkey, chicken or deli meat. Anjou pears are such a great winter fruit. Nancy Heishman, Las Vegas, Nevada

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Zesty Chicken Soft TacosTaste of Home

Zesty Chicken Soft Tacos

Weve made these tacos with corn and flour tortillas, but naan flatbread is our favorite. Set out toppings and let people make their own. Jessie Grearson-Sapat, Falmouth, Maine

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Harvest Salad with Lime-Curry DressingTaste of Home

Harvest Salad with Lime-Curry Dressing

A friend gave me this salad recipe to help me impress my new husband who loves citrus. We serve the dressing over greens we harvest from our gardenthe lime and curry make a fantastic pairing. Rachel Muilenburg, Prineville, Oregon

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Cranberry Turkey WrapsTaste of Home

Cranberry Turkey Wraps

Fruity and flavorful, these hefty grab-and-go handfuls are quick to assemble, easy to handle and low in calories. We often take them in a cooler to the local stock show and eat them in the stands. Everyone seems to love them! Bobbie Keefer, Byers, Colorado

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Fruity Chicken Salad PitasTaste of Home

Fruity Chicken Salad Pitas

I found this handwritten recipe tucked inside an old community cookbook I bought more than 40 years ago. I made a few changes over the years to suit my familys tastes. Kristine Chayes, Smithtown, New York

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Chicken & Apple Salad with GreensTaste of Home

Chicken & Apple Salad with Greens

My favorite memory of eating this dish was when my mom made it for lunch on weekends when we were home from school and could have something other than "brown bag" lunches. Happy memories of childhood and late summer days just make this salad extra special. Trisha Kruse, Eagle, Idaho

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Apple Salad with Tzatziki DressingTaste of Home

Apple Salad with Tzatziki Dressing

My vegetarian friend inspired me to create this dish when she was longing for a great Gyro with lots of cucumber. I made this salad instead, with some pita bread for scooping, and it turned out to be a real treat.Aysha Schurman, Ammon, Idaho

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Turkey Almond SaladTaste of Home

Turkey Almond Salad

Our congregation was holding a luncheon at which I was helping, and we were supposed to use turkey left over from the church's Thanksgiving supper. Everyone liked this so much thatat another church luncheonwe cooked a turkey for the specific purpose of making my salad. Donna Rear, Olds, Alberta

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Pear Chicken Salad with Maple VinaigretteTaste of Home

Pear Chicken Salad with Maple Vinaigrette

Classic pear salad gets an innovative makeover with chicken and maple vinaigrette. We like to serve it over crisp romaine for a refreshing experience. Chrysa Duran, Cambridge, Minnesota

Grace Mannon
Grace is a full-time mom with a Master's degree in Food Science. She loves to experiment in the kitchen and writes about her hits (and misses) on her blog, A Southern Grace.

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