You can’t have too many salad recipes that you enjoy, and this salad will even surprise those who disdain Brussels sprouts! These veggies are a hearty stand-in for lettuce and make this salad a delicious side for any fall dinner. We topped everything with tart cranberries, crunchy pecans, and crispy shallots. We then tossed in a delicious, quick-’n-simple vinaigrette. Making your own vinaigrette is typically lower in calories and fat than store bought dressings. You’ll be surprised at how much you love this salad!
Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
Recipe Type: Salad
Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes 8 servings
- 12 ounces Brussels sprouts
- ¼ cup dried cranberries or cherries
- ¼ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 ounces goat cheese
Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard (gluten free if needed)
- ¼ teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoons pepper
- In a small bowl, combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Remove the tough outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts.
- Using a sharp knife or a mandolin with a hand guard, thinly slice the sprouts, removing the cores.
- Place the slices in a large bowl.
- Add the cranberries and pecans.
- In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil.
- Add the shallots, then cook until light golden brown.
- Remove and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
- Add the shallots and goat cheese to the salad.
- Drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette.
- Toss until everything is well combined.
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge.
|NUTRITIONAL INFO||PER SERVING|
|Calories||200 (120 from fat)|
|Carbohydrate||16g (3g dietary fiber, 10g sugar)|
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