• 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


  1. In a small bowl, combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until smooth.
  2. Set aside.
  3. Remove the tough outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts.
  4. Using a sharp knife or a mandolin with a hand guard, thinly slice the sprouts, removing the cores.
  5. Place the slices in a large bowl.
  6. Add the cranberries and pecans.
  7. In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil.
  8. Add the shallots, then cook until light golden brown.
  9. Remove and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
  10. Add the shallots and goat cheese to the salad.
  11. Drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette.
  12. Toss until everything is well combined.
  13. Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge.


Calories 200 (120 from fat)
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 125mg
Sodium 200mg
Carbohydrate 16g (3g dietary fiber, 10g sugar)
Protein 4g


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