Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Roasted Shredded Brussels Waldorf Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

I have to say, I've been loving me some brussels sprouts lately.  This is my 22nd post, 3 of which have been about these little cabbages of the gemmifera sort (there's a new baby name for you, celebrities.  I know you're reading.  Okay, maybe not.)  Anyways, back to brussels- I love this salad.  It's a dream come true for women like me who can't make up their minds.  It's hot, but cold.  It's crisp, but smooth.  It's sweet, but savory.  It's....

All gone :(

Roasted Shredded Brussels Waldorf Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette
Yield: 4 servings

2 lbs brussels sprouts, shredded, washed, and dried
1/4 cup dried cranberries
2 tbsp olive oil
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 cup chopped apples (I used pink lady)
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped

Maple Cider Vinaigrette

1/4 cup cider vinegar
1/2 tbsp dijon mustard
1 tbsp good maple syrup
1 tsp sriracha (optional but gives it a little something extra)
1/4 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1/2 cup olive oil

Prepare vinaigrette:
Whisk together all ingredients, streaming olive oil in at the end.  This vinaigrette is best prepared ahead of time and refrigerated a few hours to develop flavors, but it will still be good if used immediately.  
Preheat oven to 400F.
Pour shredded brussels sprouts and cranberries into a large baking dish and toss with olive oil, salt, and pepper.  Roast for 25-30 minutes, stirring a few times.  Toast walnuts briefly in a frying pan with no oil over medium heat for 1 or 2 minutes, or until fragrant.  Pour all ingredients into a bowl and toss with vinaigrette.


  1. I loooooove brussels sprouts!! My hubby isn't a big fan of them though, so I usually just buy them for me :-)

  2. This salad looks so yummy. A great winter pick me up. I am going to try to grow Brussels sprouts this spring and fall. We shall see. Planted the seeds in side today along with broccoli and cauliflower.

    1. I really need to work on gardening. Haven't had any luck so far, but I know if I could see some results I would really enjoy it.