Looking to serve a Brussels sprouts recipe everyone will love? This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is it!
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'.)
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!
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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
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Brussels Sprouts Salad
Serves 4 to 6
- 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
- Heat oil over medium-high heat in a large skillet.
- Add Brussels sprouts and saute just until crisp tender (about 3 to 5 minutes); add lemon juice and saute 1 minute.
- Transfer to mixing bowl; toss with remaining ingredients. May be served warm, at room temperature or cold.
Note: Nutrition Facts for 4 servings.