Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut SaladIt’s the season of delicious and delightful treats.

The trick is not being naughty and overindulging in all the yummy treats. Easier said than done.

Recent research from Associated British Foods determines that the average American eats around 7,000 calories on Christmas day. That’s not counting all the holiday parties, family get-togethers or just snacking on treats.

OUCH!

Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard VinaigretteThis year I’m making it a goal to not gain any extra weight over the holidays but also lose a couple of pounds.

No, I’m not going to skip the treats. Just eat a little less, get out for more exercise and work to substitute better tasty options in at home. Like my Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette.

This salad is so delicious and yummy. That’s the trick to eating healthier at the holiday and not feeling like you missed out. Eat stuff that is just as tasty or better than the treats and your brain will never even know you skip a treat.

Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut SaladBrussel Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette is a treat in itself. I eat it as a stand-alone meal or as a side.

It’s a mostly savory salad with just a little sweet. The crunchy, yummy flavors blend together for the perfect wintertime salad.

For substitutions: use kale instead of Brussel sprouts and use a crunchy pear in the place of the apple. Pecorino Romano, Asiago or goat cheese are great options for the Aged Parmesan.

Dried cranberries or cherries would go well with this salad and make it just a bit more festive.

Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut SaladDress salad with the vinaigrette several hours ahead of the meal. This allows the Brussel sprouts to wilt and absorb flavor. It also keeps the apple from turning brown. This salad doesn’t become soggy like a regular lettuce salad will, so you don’t have to worry.

Make plenty because I guarantee everyone will be asking for second helpings of this Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette.

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A yummy wintertime salad full of Brussel sprouts, apples, walnuts, parmesan cheese paired with a whole grain mustard with honey vinaigrette.
Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 to 8 1/2 cup servings
Ingredients
Prep Time 20 minutes
Servings
6 to 8 1/2 cup servings
Ingredients
Brussels Sprout, Apple and Walnut Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette
Instructions
  1. Using a blender, combine the mustard, salt and pepper and lemon juice. Start adding in olive oil until you reach desired constancy. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set dressing aside while you complete the salad.
  2. Toss thinkly sliced brussel sprouts, apple and walnuts together in a large bowl.
  3. Pour the dressing over the salad mix and stir to coat well. Top with cheese.
  4. Dress this salad two to three hours in advance for best results. It allows time for the brussels sprouts to marinade in the dressing for more flavor.
Recipe Notes

After dressing, you can keep the salad leftovers in the fridge for up to two days without it becoming soggy.

Salad is also excellent with dried cranberries or cherries added.

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More healthy and yummy holiday salad ideas:

Persimmon, Radicchio and Avocado Salad from Wilde Flavors

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette from Simply Sophisticated Cooking

Beetroot, Pear and Feta Cheese Salad from The Travelling Oven

Kale and Blueberry Salad from Go Messy or Go Hungry

Roasted Butternut Squash Brown Rice Holiday Salad from Kim’s Cravings

Pear Honeycomb Winter Salad from Healthfully Every After

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