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Brussels Sprout Salad

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A delicious and easy Brussels Sprout Salad loaded with crisp apples, dried cranberries, sweet pecans, freshly grated Parmesan Cheese, and tossed with a honey mustard vinaigrette. 

Ingredients

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Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

  • 3 ½ tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons champagne vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground fresh black black pepper

 Brussels Sprout Salad

  • 1 honey crisp apple cored and diced
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 ½  lbs. brussels sprouts shaved
  • ⅔ cup chopped pecans
  • ⅔ cup dried cranberries
  • 4 slices crispy cooked bacon chopped
  • ⅓ cup sunflower seeds
  • ¼ cup grated parmesan 
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Whisk together the olive oil, champagne vinegar, Dijon mustard, honey, onion powder, garlic powder, and black pepper.
  2. Cut the apple and toss with the lemon juice. In a large bowl combine the shaved brussels sprouts, apples, pecans, cranberries, cooked bacon, sunflower seeds, and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and toss to coat.
  3. Let the salad rest for about 20 minutes. Toss one more time and season with salt and pepper to taste. 

Notes

  • For easy shaving us a mandolin, food processor, or sharp knife.
  • Pomegranate arils make a beautiful addition or substitution for the dried cranberries but they are only available certain times of year. They are usually available October thru January.
  • Feel frees to substitute walnuts, pistachios, or almonds for the pecans. They are equally as delicious.
  • Use freshly grated Parmesan Cheese. It is well worth the effort and the cost.
  • Experiment with different cheeses like Asiago, Romano, or even Bleu Cheese.
  • The dressing can be prepared up to 48 hours in advance and stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  • You can shred the brussels sprouts up to 48 hours in advance. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 

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