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Brussels Sprouts Salad

Posted by ReganJonesRD
March 16, 2016
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Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!

Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!

~by Regan Jones, RD

 

One of the highest compliments a person can pay you if you're a registered dietitian food blogger is when they admit that they "thought" they didn't like a certain vegetable... until you cooked it for them. 

This has happened to me twice. Both times, the veggies being served were Brussels sprouts. 

Early in my food career when I was working at Cooking Light magazine, I made a Brussels sprouts gratin for Christmas. My dad swore he didn't like Brussels sprouts, but being the easy going good father that he is, he tried it.

Reaction? He now admits he likes Brussels sprouts. 

Not so long ago, my mother in law was eating dinner with us and I served a variation of my Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Apples recipe.

Reaction? She now admits she likes Brussels sprouts... when I cook them. (I can't promise she'd be willing to try others'.) 

Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!

The key to creating a Brussels sprouts dish everyone can love like today's new Brussels Sprouts Salad is, in my opinion, based on these three things:

  • Cutting them in half to "let the bitter out." A tip I learned back in those days at Cooking Light.
  • Using fresh over frozen. I love frozen veggies, but in this case I truly believe unless you're a natural Brussels sprouts lover, fresh is your best bet
  • Adding a little sweetness to whatever dish you're preparing to counteract the bitter. 

It's really not rocket science, but it is effective. You try it at your house and see if you are getting Brussels sprouts compliments, too!

 

Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!


I shared these tips today with our fans on Facebook via FacebookLive. Be sure to like us on Facebook so that you don't miss any of our great tips and videos!

 

Top 3 Tips For Serving Brussels Sprouts Everyone Can Love (with a special tip I learned years ago from my friends at Cooking Light)

Posted by Healthy Aperture on Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!
Want to serve a Brussels sprouts dish everyone will love? This Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe via @ReganJonesRD is it
Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!

Brussels Sprouts Salad

Yield

Serves 4 to 6

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and quartered
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries or dried tart cherries
  • 2 tablespoons pumpkin seeds

Directions

  1. Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts and saute just until crisp tender (about 3 to 5 minutes); add lemon juice and saute 1 minute. 
  3. Transfer to mixing bowl; toss with remaining ingredients. May be served warm, at room temperature or cold. 

Note: Nutrition Facts for 4 servings.

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Calories 150
Carbohydrates 15g
Fiber 4.8g
Sugar 5.3g
Fat 9g
Protein 6g
Sodium 215mg
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ReganJonesRD

ReganJonesRD
Regan Jones is the Founding Editor and Sponsorship Director of HealthyAperture and is the author of the QUICK FIX KITCHEN Feature - a collection of recipes that focuses on shortcut cooking without shortcut taste. Her recipes largely focus on baked goods and desserts ranging from gluten free to sugar free to slightly indulgent eats for the entire family, but also include easy everyday recipes for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Jones is a registered dietitian and owner the web's most prominent portfolio of dietitian-owned websites, including HealthyAperture.com, TheRecipeReDux.com, BlogBrulee.com and RDs4Disclosure.org. She is also the host of the podcast, This Unmillennial Life, which was recently named New & Noteworthy on iTunes.
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