This Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Quinoa and Apple Salad is the perfect winter salad!! It’s marinated with a divine sweet orange vinaigrette and is so filling and comforting!
It’s been a long time since I’ve had a delicious winter salad. I’m talking the kind that is still healthy and nutritious, but equally filling an absolutely comforting. I wanted to solve this for me and for you, because who says salads are just for spring and summer?! This winter salad is loaded with so many divine fall and winter flavours that are combined into one glorious dish. Let me tell you – I never thought that I would eat Brussels sprouts raw until this salad. Also? The Mr. DEVOURED this. Husband approved – check.
Ever since I made my Maple Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Onions and Apples dish, we’ve loved Brussels sprouts over here. They are so good sautéed, and roasted, and now I know, even raw. I’ve been craving Brussels sprouts for a while and I wanted to try something new. After seeing all of these shaved and shredded Brussels sprouts bags in Trader Joe’s and Whole Foods, I decided that a salad would be a great idea. I did mine by hand, but feel free to get that helping hand.
I’m happy to say, this salad worked out perfectly and was so divine. This salad has:
A sweet orange vinaigrette that I want to put on every thing from now on.
Since the shaved Brussels Sprouts remind me of my kale cabbage slaw, I treated it like a slaw. Raw unrefined sugar and apple cider vinegar add a beautiful and pleasant brine, so I sweetened that up with the orange juice and my usual vinaigrette ingredients. I would recommend making it at least an hour ahead of time so that the vinaigrette marinates the salad perfectly.
On top of that of course, the other ingredients provided a sweet & tangy flavour combination that was filled with lots of complementary textures. Not only is this an easy and filling salad, but it’s also a powerhouse flavour-wise. We ate this for five days straight! My husband devoured it and I ate it straight out of the Tupperware with a fork. I’m pretty that is a testimony.
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