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Brussel Sprout Salad

This crunchy super-flavorful brussel sprout salad features beautifully sweet pear slices, toasted pecans, and shaved parmesan, all coated in a zingy turmeric dressing infused with fresh thyme.
Course Appetizer, lunch, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 5
Calories 60kcal

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS

    For the Salad

    • 1 lb Brussel sprouts 454g
    • 2 pears
    • 1 cup toasted pecans 125g
    • fresh parmesan

    For the Dressing

    • 1 tsp caraway seeds 2g
    • pinch of turmeric
    • 3 tbsp apple cider vinegar 45mL
    • 2 tbsp honey 30mL
    • 1/4 cup olive oil 60mL
    • 1/2 tsp salt 2g, heaping
    • fresh thyme

    Instructions

    INSTRUCTIONS

      For the Salad

      • Chop your brussel sprouts into very thin slices. The thinner the better. (Be careful and use your knuckles as a guard when you cut).
      • Cut away from the core of your pears. Cut the pears into thin slices.

      For the Dressing

      • Add all of the ingredients into a small jar. Make sure to crush up the thyme to get the flavor out. Close up the jar and give it a shake or a good mix.

      For the Assembly

      • Toss all of your salad ingredients together in a large bowl.
      • Dress the salad and give it a toss.
      • Shave in as much parmesan as you’d like.

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      Notes

      • To do this salad ahead make the dressing, prep the brussel sprouts, toast the pecans, add shaved parmesan to a plastic bag. Slice the pears before and toss together before serving.
      • Dried cranberries will add a burst of sweetness and pop of color!
      • I used apple cider vinegar but white wine or champagne vinegars will work as well.
      • Crumbled goat cheese or pecorino Romano are nice substitutions for parmesan.

      Nutrition

      Serving: 1g | Calories: 60kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 0.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.9g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 50mg | Potassium: 219mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2.4g | Vitamin A: 280IU | Vitamin C: 42.1mg | Calcium: 19mg | Iron: 0.7mg