Getting Greens in a different way!
If you are looking for the perfect salad to serve as a side or use as a meal prep lunch, you are in luck because this simple Brussels Sprouts Salad is always a fan favorite! I make it all year round because I love it so much, but I always make sure it’s on the holiday menu. It is so pretty on a dinner table, the flavors are amazing, and it holds up so well that you can make it in advance and eat it throughout the week!
Brussels Sprouts Salad
- 24 oz shaved Brussels sprouts (approximately 11 cups)
- 3/4 cup dried blueberries or dried fruit of choice
- 3/4 cup smoked almonds
- 1 oz manchego cheese shaved
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp lemon zest
- 2 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tsp whole grain mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, honey, vinegar, lemon juice, lemon zest, garlic, mustard, salt, and pepper.
- Make the salad by adding Brussels sprouts, dried blueberries, and smoked almonds to a large bowl and mixing well. Pour dressing over salad. Mix well. Top with shaved manchego cheese. Serve cold.
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Step One: Make Dressing
*PRO TIP- Do not skip this step and purchase a pre-made dressing. I promise the extra step will be worth the added flavor!
Step Two: Layer Brussels, Nuts, and fruit
*PRO TIP- Use seasonal ingredients! This recipe can be adjusted depending on the season. Making this recipe in the fall or winter? Switch up some of the ingredients to include chopped apples instead of dried blueberries and spiced walnuts instead of smoked almonds!
Step Three: Combine salad and Dressing
*PRO TIP- This is where the magic happens! So many flavors and textures being combined. PERFECTION.
Step Four: Top with cheese
*PRO TIP- Although this step is optional (especially if you are following a dairy free diet), I highly recommend not skipping it or finding a dairy free alternative. It’s the little things in life that can bring us happiness…and one of those things to me is cheese!
Step Five: Serve cold or store in single serve containers
*PRO TIP- This is the perfect make-ahead recipe. It’s even better the next day…and the next. If you are making this for an event I recommend letting it sit in the refrigerator for a few hours so the flavors can expand and really stand out. Need a tasty and filling recipe to eat throughout the week? Store this in single serve containers for a delicious meal prep lunch that you will look forward to each day! Be sure to stir the salad prior to serving to help incorporate the dressing that settled to the bottom.
I CAN’T WAIT TO SEE YOU TRY IT!
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