Loaded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Creamy Maple Mustard Dressing
I really like a heat salad to usher within the Fall season and this one actually does it for me! It’s a loaded brussels sprouts salad with creamy maple mustard dressing, a smoky-sweet pecan crumble (my favorite half), crisp apples and some slices of crimson onion for good measure. Crunchy caramelized brussels sprout edges plus creamy, candy, smoky, spiced, and toasted flavours. It’s heaven critically!
I’ve actually been on a hemp seed kick these days, utilizing them for creamy sauces and selfmade milks. I bought a few of these hemp hearts from Collectively Hemp and they’re unbelievable! Tremendous clear, barely candy, nutty, and a bit grassy tasting. The flavour is such an enormous distinction from those I used to be getting earlier than! Additionally, when you love the maple mustard dressing that I make with them right here, you may vibe to my hemp seed ranch dressing on this put up as nicely.
It cooled off so dramatically right here over the past week or so. Heat salads and comfy soups really feel just like the transfer these days. I nonetheless have totally loaded tomato crops in my backyard although. This in-between season is so considerable when it comes to native availability, can’t assist however be grateful and joyful about it. Sending you like!
LOADED BRUSSELS SPROUTS SALAD WITH CREAMY MAPLE MUSTARD DRESSING AND SMOKY PECAN CRUMBLE
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NOTES: This recipe makes further dressing and nut crumble, which is a good factor! I dressed a kale salad with the leftover dressing and sprinkled the nut crumble over prime, and it was critically heaven.
-For those who don’t have an oven-safe sauté pan, you possibly can roast the brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. I’d nonetheless do the garlic sautéeing step to infuse the oil with the flavour earlier than tossing the sprouts in it, however you possibly can minimize the quantity of oil again to 1-2 tablespoons when you’re doing the entire cook dinner within the oven.
¼ cup pecan halves, toasted
½ teaspoon smoked paprika
½ teaspoon onion powder
½ teaspoon coconut palm or cane sugar
¼ teaspoon fennel seeds (elective)
3-Four tablespoons olive oil (sufficient to coat the underside of your sauté pan)
2 garlic cloves, peeled
1 ½ lbs brussels sprouts, minimize in half lengthwise
sea salt and floor black pepper, to style
½ cup hulled hemp seeds
¼ cup water
Three tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 tablespoon maple syrup
2 teaspoons dijon mustard
1 small apple, chopped (I used a gala apple)
½ small crimson onion, sliced
Preheat the oven to 400 levels F.
Make the smoky pecan crumble. In a mini meals processor, common meals processor, spice grinder, or mortar and pestle, mix the toasted pecan halves, smoked paprika, onion powder, coconut palm sugar, fennel seeds (if utilizing), and large pinches of salt and pepper. Pulse/grind till you’ve a rough bread crumb texture. Put aside.
Set a big, oven-safe sauté pan over medium warmth. As soon as it’s heat, pour within the olive oil and add the garlic cloves to the pan. Sauté the garlic cloves till they’re well-browned on all sides, about Three minutes. Retrieve the garlic cloves from of the pan (leaving the oil behind) and switch them to an upright blender.
Add the entire brussels sprouts to the garlic-infused oil within the pan, making an attempt to get the minimize aspect dealing with down on as many as potential. Sauté and stir the brussels sprouts till golden brown on at the least one aspect, about 5-6 minutes. Season the brussels sprouts with salt and pepper.
Switch the pan of brussels sprouts to the oven. Allow them to roast till tender and deeply golden, about 15-20 minutes.
Whereas the brussels sprouts are roasting, make the creamy maple mustard dressing. To the upright blender with the garlic cloves, add the hemp seeds, water, apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper. Mix this combination on excessive till it’s creamy and easy. Style the dressing and alter to your wants (extra salt, extra vinegar, extra maple and so forth).
Assemble the salad! Switch the nice and cozy roasted brussels sprouts to your serving plate. Scatter the chopped apple and crimson onion round. Drizzle a number of the dressing excessive and end with the smoky pecan crumble. Sprinkle a little bit of salt and freshly floor black pepper excessive too! Benefit from the loaded brussels sprouts salad instantly