Recipe: Fall Apple Salad

It's Fall and that means apples and pumpkins!! There are great recipes everywhere! This one is so easy and I have to say it tastes even better than I thought it would! 

This fall salad is made with just a few ingredients - but the main two are apples and brussels sprouts. It's a nice crisp salad and the vinaigrette is easy to whip up. This goes great for a fall potluck or just a side dish for dinner. And - if you don't tell anybody that it's made with brussels sprouts - they'll never know!!!



For the sprouts - you shave them on a mandolin - which you need to be careful with - but if you just hold the sprout by its end and shave away. When it gets toward the end - just pitch the rest - don't take a chance of adding a side of finger to your salad!

You just toss the ingredients together and whip up an easy vinaigrette to toss it with. The vinaigrette you can heat up and blend - or just toss it cold - it works either way. If you choose to heat up the vinagrette - it's fun because the liquids plump up the dried cranberries and really make a tasty blended dressing!

I promise you'll be so surprised by the brussels sprouts - but really they're just tiny little cabbages - so it's pretty similar to cole slaw mix. I like how shaving the sprouts makes the greens so light and fluffy - goes well with the crisp and sweet Envy apples.

Envy Apples are cross-polinated to be sweet and brown less - but they're GMO free! I really enjoyed the sweetness of the apples and will definitely keep these on my grocery list! I hope you enjoy this Fall Apple Salad as much as I did!


Fall Apple Salad

This fall apple salad is so delicious and EASY to make! It's great for apple season - or anytime you need a crisp, light side dish!
prep time: 10 minscook time: 10 minstotal time: 20 mins

ingredients:


  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, shaved on a mandolin
  • 1-2 Envy apples, small dice
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese
  • 2 T finely chopped parsley
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • 1/4 cup olive oil 
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 T honey
  • 1/4 tsp coarse sea salt

instructions


  1. In a small sauce pot, slightly warm all of the ingredients for the vinaigrette. Remove from heat and allow to sit while prepping remaining ingredients. You are softening the cranberries!
  2. Once cranberries have softened, blend ingredients until smooth.
  3. Toss the sliced brussel sprouts and diced apples in the vinaigrette, then top with crumbled goat cheese, parsley, and cranberries. You can garnish with fresh parsley leaves for extra color.
  4. Fun serving tip: tightly pack a small ramekin with the brussel/apple mixture (or can use a measuring cup if you don’t have a ramekin) and then turn upside down on a plate. Then top with the remaining ingredients!

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