Lightly steamed brussels sprouts, sliced and tossed with a simple maple mustard dressing, then topped with toasted chopped pecans. This sweet and tangy brussels sprouts salad makes a perfect side dish for a winter supper and was a great way to use up the bag of brussels sprouts lingering in the vegetable bin.
I’ve been making a concerted effort not to let food go to waste. It’s a great money saving measure that causes me to be more creative in the kitchen, so it’s a win-win.
I usually roast brussels sprouts but was looking for something different that I could make with ingredients I already had on hand. From 5 Easy Steps to Healthy Cooking: 500 Recipes for Lifelong Wellness, by Camilla Saulsbury, one of my favorite cookbook authors, this simple brussels sprouts salad with maple mustard dressing, was a hit when I made it for dinner Wednesday night.
- 1-1/2 pounds brussels sprouts trimmed
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 tablespoon whole-grain Dijon mustard regular Dijon will work
- 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
- 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted pecans
Place the brussels sprouts in a steamer basket set over a large pot of boiling water. Cover and steam, until crisp-temder but still bright green, about 5 minutes. Place the brussels sprouts in a large bowl of ice water to stop cooking so they maintain their pretty green color. Drain and pat them dry with paper towels.
In a small bowl whisk together the maple syrup, mustard, vinegar, oil, salt and pepper.
Using a sharp knife or mandoline, thinly slice the brussels sprouts lengthwise. Place the slices in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and gently toss to coat them. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, until chilled, or for up to 2 hours. Just before serving, sprinkle with the toasted pecans.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1/6th): 120 calories, 6 g fat, 16 g carbs, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein and 3 Weight Watchers PointsPlus
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