Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Brussels Sprout Salad

Now, I know there are some of you that are saying Brussels sprouts and salad? How can this be? But Brussels sprouts are part of the cabbage family, and their peak season is the cool weather months. So fresh Brussels sprouts are pretty easy to find in the spring. So here is a semi easy salad that is super healthy!

Easy Healthy Fall Salad

What You Need For the Salad

3 lbs of fresh Brussels sprouts halved
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 tsp fresh rosemary
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/4 tsp black pepper
4 shallots sliced
2 red apples cored and sliced
1 cup dried cranberries
1 cup roasted almonds

What You Need For the Maple Cayenne Dressing

1/2 cup grape seed oil
1/4 cup white wine vinegar
3 Tbsp maple syrup
1/4 cup water
1/4 tsp cayenne pepper
1/4 tsp sea salt
1 tsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 tsp chopped fresh thyme
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
2. Put Brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Add olive oil, rosemary, salt and pepper. Toss these together. Then place them in a roasting pan cover with foil and roast for 20 minutes.
3. Remove from oven get rid of the foil. and cover with the shallots. Roast for another 15 minutes.
4. Now it's dressing time. Combine the grape seed oil, vinegar, water, maple syrup cayenne, salt, parsley and thyme in a bowl and whisk them together.
5. When you are finished roasting the Brussels sprouts, combine them with the apple slices cranberries and almonds. Add the dressing and toss that Brussels sprout salad.
Did you know that among many things Brussels sprouts are full of Vitamin K? What's the big deal with Vitamin K? It helps with promoting healthy bones and proper brain function.
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  1. I have never seen a recipe with this combination of ingredients, I am liking using brussel sprouts in salads, I recently made one that calls for fetta cheese and cranberries.

    Thanks for sharing on the OMHGWW this week!
    Have a great night

  2. I love Brussel sprouts but never used them in a salad. Saving this recipe! We are so happy you linked up with us at Thursday Favorite Things.

  3. I didn't like Brussels Sprouts as a child, but I love them now, your salad looks really good. Thanks for sharing.

  4. love brussels sprout but always go traditional with it...steam them :). But this salad looks yuuum..

  5. Hello gorgeous! I love seeing your masterpieces.Thank you for bringing such great things to our party. Pinned and tweeted. I hope to see you on Monday at 7 pm.. Lou Lou Girls

  6. Yummy, this salad looks great to me, even the brussel sprouts! :-)

  7. This salad looks great, though the recipe combination is kind of new to me. But its great. Thanks Heidi for sharing
    Fellow co-host at wake up wednesday

  8. I never thought of rosemary to add to this! That herb would be lovely in this. Thanks for the inspiration.