Why do salads require so much chopping? It is so annoying. Not this salad. It barely counts as a recipe because it is so easy. But it is delicious and packed with nutrients so it is worth sharing. Do yourself a favor during this indulgent season, and make this yummy and healthy salad! Then you can eat some Christmas cookies guilt free. Life’s all about balance right?
Easy Brussels Sprout Salad
- 1 pound fresh brussels sprouts
- 1 large apple
- ½ cup sweetened, dried cranberries
- ½ cup roasted, shelled sunflower seeds
- ½ - 1 cup poppy seed dressing
Trim tough ends off brussels sprouts. Add about half of the sprouts to a food processor. Process for about 15-30 seconds or until sprouts are well-chopped.
Diced up your apple. Add brussels sprouts, apple, and remaining ingredients to a large bowl. Toss to combine.
This makes 4 large side salads if you're serving this to salad lovers. It will feed about 8 if they are taking a more reserved serving.
Brussels sprouts are an unsung salad hero. They are incredibly mild when they are raw and they taste similar to cabbage. A food processor makes very quick work of chopping the sprouts so the only thing you will have to prep for this salad is the apple.
Did you know that most people gain an average of 1 pound over the holidays? Seriously. And then never lose it? Since the average adult gains 1 pound a year, holiday eating can account for all of adult weight gain! When I read that I decided to up our vegetable intake this holiday season. Hence why I’m making this easy salad. And you should too!