July 10, 2013

Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad

In an effort to be healthier (thanks to a slightly elevated cholesterol level), I'm eating more vegetables (less fat & carbs) these days.

That is to say: I'm totally food bored after two weeks of salads.

I've tried to mix it up; I've enjoyed Greek salad with spinach & chickpeas, tuna salad with white beans, curried chicken salad with grapes & almonds...but I'm finding that salads just aren't that satisfying to me. I'm still craving bread, pasta, and potatoes. *sigh*

And then I tried this...a stupidly simple salad that I can't seem to get enough of. It makes a lovely side dish particularly for BBQ or sandwiches (I ate it with a BLT on whole wheat toast). It holds up well, too, so it's great for picnics.

NOTE: I've tried raw Brussels sprouts salads before, one in particular was made with a lemon dressing, but they were always too bitter. This one, however, is just perfect with a hint of sweetness from cider vinegar and honey.

Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad
slightly adapted from Love & Olive Oil

Enough for 2 as a side dish

For the salad:
8-10 large Brussels sprouts
1 Granny Smith apple

For the dressing:
1 1/2 tablespoons cider vinegar
1 tablespoon honey
1/8 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fresh thyme leaves (or 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme)
salt & pepper, a pinch of each
  • Trim the stems off of the sprouts & removed any gnarly outer leaves. Thinly slice the sprouts. 
  • Core & quarter to the apple. Thinly slice. Toss the apple & sprouts in a medium bowl.
  • In a small bowl. whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour over the salad & toss.
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Average Jane said...

That sounds amazing! I have pinned it for immediate future reference.

Kelly @ Barbaric Gulp! said...

Great! Thanks! It's so simple but so tasty!