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Winter Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

Photo by Evan Thomas

Brussels sprouts are the side dish staple that’ll hopefully never go away. In addition to being quite delicious when cooked right, just one cup gives you enough vitamin C and K for the day. Add in other nutrient-rich foods like walnuts, which are packed with omega-3s, and you’re well on your way to a healthy meal. This salad has all the flavors of fall (apples and cranberries and nuts, oh my!) and can be served warm or cool at your next holiday get-together. A squeeze of lemon juice will brighten up the flavors and keep the apple slices from browning for a picture-perfect dish.

Winter Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

Serves 6

The Skinny

Per 1-cup serving:

  • 177 cal
  • 9.7 g fat (1.2 g sat)
  • 17.9 g carbs
  • 284 mg sodium
  • 5 g fiber
  • 10 g sugar
  • 4 g protein

Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

1 1/2 lbs fresh Brussels sprouts
3 tablespoons olive oil
1 teaspoon salt
1 medium-sized apple (Gala recommended)
1/3 cup crushed walnuts
1/3 cup dried cranberries
1 teaspoon lemon juice

Preparation

  1. Preheat your oven to 375° F.
  2. Clean all of the Brussels sprouts and quickly pat them dry. Cut into halves.
  3. Toss the Brussels sprouts with olive oil and salt.
  4. Lay them onto a non-stick baking tray and roast for 40 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown and crispy.
  5. Remove from the oven and let cool until warm.
  6. Using a microplane, slice your apple into thin pieces making sure not to go down to the core. Cut the larger slices with a knife lengthwise into bite-sized strips.
  7. In a large bowl, toss together all of the ingredients until evenly mixed.
  8. Serve warm or at room temperature.

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