Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad

Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels sprouts are one of my favorite veggies. If it’s on a restaurant menu as a side option or a salad I’m ordering it. This chopped brussels sprout salad is easily a new favorite. It’s flavorful, easy to prepare and a great light, summer meal. The homemade dressing in this dish really amps the flavor up. For a vegetarian option you could leave out the chicken and sub in extra sautéed veggies for a just as filling dish. We served this as our main dish with a side of fresh grown tomatoes, but it would also make a delicious side.

I plan on making this at the start of a week (reserving the dressing to add on as needed) for lunch the next few days since it holds up well. It’s such a good quick and easy mid-day meal!

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad
via pinch of yum

ingredients:
1 cup cooked and shredded chicken
4 cups sliced brussel sprouts
1/2 cup walnuts
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp butter
juice from 1 orange
1 tbsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
salt & pepper, to taste

directions:
Prep the chicken and set aside. Use a rotisserie chicken to save even more time here!
To make the dressing, heat the butter and onions in a pan over med-high heat for 5 minutes. Place the onions in a food processor and add in the orange juice, honey and olive oil. Puree until smooth. Add salt and pepper to taste. Put the shredded brussels sprouts in the pan and heat over high heat for 1-2 minutes.  Combine the chicken, brussels sprouts, walnuts and cheese in a large bowl and stir to evenly mix. Top with dressing and stir again to coat.

* Trader Joe’s has a bag of shredded brussels sprouts that’s great for recipes like this!

Enjoy!

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9 Comments

  1. June 28, 2016 / 7:39 am

    I’m so glad brussels sprouts have made a comeback over the past couple of years! That pre-shredded bag at Trader Joe’s makes whipping up simple recipes so much easier…I also love roasting them with balsamic glaze!

  2. susy
    June 28, 2016 / 9:08 am

    I had the pleasure to enjoy this delicious & healthy salad….Adding some sliced tomatoes made this a true summery dish. Enjoy!

  3. June 28, 2016 / 1:58 pm

    yum! i’ve been super into brussels sprouts lately! i just love the flavor and adding parmesan for nuttiness and honey for sweet – good flavor i bet!

  4. June 28, 2016 / 2:31 pm

    This sounds delicious! I’m a huge fan of brussels sprouts too and love finding different ways to make them. Love the idea of making a batch for the week!

  5. June 28, 2016 / 3:23 pm

    The orange juice, honey and olive oil mixture in this is enough to make me want to give it a try! YUM! And definitely a good tip using a rotisserie chicken! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  6. June 28, 2016 / 9:00 pm

    I’ve never used brussel sprouts as base for a salad, but I love this idea!