Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette #MysteryDish

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You need this Salad in your life & on the table! Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #thanksgiving #healthy

Nutritious Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad filled with bacon, cranberries, and goat cheese then topped with a Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette to spice things up!

Major cravings lately, and no I’m not pregnant!

The funny thing is, my cravings are for something I would have totally never guessed.

Brussels Sprouts!

I know weird right! Last week I posted a Brussels Sprouts recipe, but honestly, after that dish all I can think about are Brussels Sprouts and Bacon. Can you blame me!?

So when Marcie from Flavor the Moments sent out the Mystery Dish ingredients for this month I was stoked!  Guess what one of the ingredients was?

Not sure?

Well.. I’ll tell you! Brussels Sprouts! {total fist pump action going on over here}

You need this Salad in your life & on the table! Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #thanksgiving #healthy

The rest of the ingredients she chose for this month were –> pork, fennel, kabocha squash, hard apple cider, heavy cream, orange, farro, hazelnuts, quince, thyme, maple syrup, brussels sprouts.

Definitely a hard list this time around, luckily I zeroed in on the last ingredient and built my dish from there!

I always feel inspired to try new things and test out my culinary chops when its Mystery Dish time, and this time was no different.

You need this Salad in your life & on the table! Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #thanksgiving #healthy

I decided on making a Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad … because … well .. I had never had one before and wanted one! But, I had no idea how to “shave” the Brussels Sprouts. Everything I looked up online said to use a mandolin.

Well.. I don’t have a mandolin. So… when all else fails just look on youtube! There it was in all its glory … “how to shave brussels sprouts“. Score!

It was easy peasy, just a little time consuming. All you do is cut the brussels sprout from the top to the bottom, flip the sprout so it is facing cut side down on the cutting board, and thinly slice the sprout so that it looks shaved. Viola!

You need this Salad in your life & on the table! Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette | www.joyfulhealthyeats.com #thanksgiving #healthy

Since Brussels Sprouts and Bacon went so well together last time I started my salad with those two ingredients, added in some goat cheese for a little creamy element, pecans for some crunch, dried cranberries for sweetness {plus they just seemed “fall-like” to me}, and some hardboiled eggs because well they just rock and I felt like it. 🙂

As soon as the hard apple cider vinaigrette got mixed in with all the other ingredients, I took the first bite and was immediately taken to Brussels Sprouts Salad heaven! This salad totally went beyond my biggest expectations, and Mike absolutely loved it!

On a side note, pretty sure that half my table at Thanksgiving is going to be covered in Brussels Sprouts because this salad will be on the menu too! I just can’t help myself. We might not even have Turkey … just Brussels Sprouts.

Is that ok?

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette #MysteryDish

  • Author: Krista
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 6-8
  • Category: Holiday, Salad, Side Dish, Mystery Dish

Ingredients

  • 5 cups of shaved brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup of pecans
  • 1/2 cup of dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup of crumbled crispy bacon
  • 2 hardboiled eggs, diced

Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup of hard apple cider
  • 1 tablespoon of dijon mustard
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 tablespoon of maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of dry basil
  • 1/3 cup of olive oil
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix, hard apple cider, dijon mustard, garlic clove, maple syrup, dry basil, salt & pepper. Slowly add in olive oil and stir until not more separation in vinaigrette. Set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, add shaved brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, hardboiled eggs, pecans, goat cheese, and bacon.
  3. Toss and then either add in dressing until just coated or serve on the side.

Notes

How to Shave Brussels Sprouts: cut the brussels sprout from the top to the bottom, flip the sprout so it is facing cut side down on the cutting board, and thinly slice the sprout so that it looks shaved.

Other Mystery Dish Recipes for this Month: 

Baked Apple Donuts with Maple Glaze by Yummy Healthy Easy
Baked French Toast Casserole by I Want Crazy
Hazelnut Maple-Glazed Cinnamon Rolls by I Dig Pinterest
Hazelnut Macarons with Pumpkin Maple Filling by Baking a Moment
Honey-Thyme Roasted Pork Tenderloin from The Pajama Chef
Italian Sausage and Ravioli Skillet by Simply Gloria
Kabocha Squash Curry with Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Farro by Chez CateyLou
Maple Glazed Fennel and Brussels Sprouts by The Well Floured Kitchen
Pear Hazelnut Bread with Orange Maple Glaze by Blahnik Baker
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples, Bacon, and Hazelnuts by Flavor the Moments
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Harvest Salad with a Hard Apple Cider Vinaigrette by Joyful Healthy Eats
{Vegan} Orange Hazelnut Maple Cinnamon Rolls by Sweet Tooth Life
Chocolate Orange Hazelnut Truffles by Culinary Couture Blog

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  1. I’m with you on the brussels sprout thing — it’s addicting! And shaving them does take some elbow grease, but it’s so worth it (the mandolin thing doesn’t work too well either). I love all of these flavors, and using hard apple cider in the dressing was genius — gotta try that! 🙂

  2. I have cravings for Brussels sprouts, too, but that never would have happened about 10 year ago. I’ve learned to appreciate these little guys over time. This salad is so pretty and I love the sound of that vinaigrette.

    1. haha.. I’m in the same boat girl! I finally pulled my big girl panties on, forgot about the “bad rap” brussels sprouts had when I was a kid, and finally tried them and now I love them! Makes me want to reach out and try those other foods I “thought” I didn’t like.

      So glad you enjoyed the recipe pretty lady! 🙂

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