Recipe for Spring: Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad
As we recently discussed in our article, Cruciferous Vegetables May Reduce Stroke Risk, researchers found that consuming veggies of the cruciferous variety was linked to a decreased thickness of the carotid arteries in elderly women, which can help prevent a stroke.
So today we’re sharing a simply flavorful brussels sprouts salad recipe that’s sure to be a hit this season.
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Fresh Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe
Since cruciferous vegetables pack a powerful nutrient punch, it’s beneficial to eat them often. Here is a creative, delicious recipe for Brussels sprouts provided by iFit’s registered dietitian, Megan Ostler MS, RDN, CNSC.
Prep Time: 20 min, Cook Time: 5 min, Total Time: 25 min
Serving Size: 1 cup
Makes 8 servings
- 12 ounces Brussels sprouts
- ¼ cup dried cranberries or cherries
- ¼ cup pecans, chopped
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 2 shallots, thinly sliced
- 2 ounces goat cheese
Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 1½ teaspoons Dijon mustard (gluten free if needed)
- ¼ teaspoons salt
- ¼ teaspoons pepper
- In a small bowl, combine all of the vinaigrette ingredients and whisk until smooth.
- Set aside.
- Remove the tough outer leaves of the Brussels sprouts.
- Using a sharp knife or a mandolin with a hand guard, thinly slice the sprouts, removing the cores.
- Place the slices in a large bowl.
- Add the cranberries and pecans.
- In a large skillet, heat up the olive oil.
- Add the shallots, and then cook until light golden brown.
- Remove and place on a paper towel to absorb the excess oil.
- Add the shallots and goat cheese to the salad.
- Drizzle the salad with the vinaigrette.
- Toss until everything is well combined.
- Serve immediately or cover and store in the fridge.
Nutritional Information Per Serving:
200 total calories; 120 calories from fat; 14 g total fat; 3 g saturated fat; 125 mg cholesterol; 200 mg sodium; 16 g carbohydrates; 3 g dietary fiber; 10 g sugar; 4 g protein.
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