Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Apples, Goat Cheese & Candied Pecans
Lunch, Side Dish or Entreés
The weather is warming up and with it those big, heavy, filling cold weather dishes may be slowly transitioning into !ighter and healthier colorful plates. This delicious salad is one of my favorites to enjoy anytime of year but especially in the Spring and Summer. I love to pair it with salmon or have it as a nice side dish for those Summer cookouts that are sure to come! This recipe will provide you with everything you need to make the dressing from scratch and to add in the candied pecans that are so addicting on any meal!
Cookware Items Used For This Recipe:
10 -12 Cups Shaved Brussel Sprouts
1/2 Cup Fresh Strawberries
1/4 Balsamic Vinegar
1/4 Raw Honey
1/2 Cup Olive Oil
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/4 Tsp Pepper
1 Large Apple ( I like the pink lady)
4 oz Crumbled Goat Cheese
2 Cups Pecans
1/4 Cup Maple Syrup
2 Tbsp Brown Sugar
Line Jelly Roll Pan with parchment paper and set aside.
In your 1 Quart Sauce pan, melt together maple syrup and brown sugar until mixed and bubbling.
Add in pecans and coat. Pour onto prepared jelly roll pan and separate nuts so they don’t stick together. Let cool.
Delicious Strawberry Balsamic Salad Dressing
- Add strawberries, balsamic vinegar, raw honey, cup olive oil, tsp salt, tsp pepper into blender and blend until smooth.
- Place in bowl or dressing dish and set aside for later.
Shave Brussel Sprouts Salad
Shave brussel sprouts. (You can always buy pre shaved however they are always a little thicker and I prefer the shavings small to taste more like a salad and less like brussel’s) To shave them I use my Mandoline slicer on 1/8th. If I am not wanting to slice it, I just buy extra bags of pre sliced and pull out all the thick chunks and use for a side of brussels later in the week.
Assemble the salad in your 3.5 quart stainless steel mixing bowl. I like to put in half of the apples, half the goat cheese and half of the candied pecans add dressing and toss. Once I plate the salad I add a little of each item on the top so you can see the full color and toppings!