Almond-Crunch Brussels Sprouts and Mixed Greens Salad
- 1 cup Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
- 1 cup kale leaves, washed, stemmed, and chopped
- 1 cup romaine lettuce, washed and chopped
- 1 cup celery, washed and sliced
- 1/2 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese (optional)
This week, we are thrilled to feature a recipe that’s not just a feast for the taste buds but also a nutritious addition to your meal repertoire. Our Almond-Crunch Mixed Greens Salad is a harmonious blend of crunchy textures and vibrant flavors, promising to elevate your dining experience. Whether you are looking for a wholesome lunch or a delightful side dish, this salad is a versatile choice. So, let’s dive into this week's culinary journey and create some food magic!
Preheat Oven: Preheat your oven to 400°F (200°C).
Prepare Brussels Sprouts: Toss the Brussels sprouts with a tablespoon of olive oil, salt, and pepper, and spread them out on a baking sheet.
Roast Brussels Sprouts: Roast the Brussels sprouts in the preheated oven for about 20-25 minutes or until golden brown and crispy on the edges, stirring halfway through.
Prepare Salad: In a large salad bowl, combine the roasted Brussels sprouts, chopped kale, chopped romaine lettuce, and sliced celery.
Prepare Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, Dijon mustard, the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Adjust the seasoning to taste.
Combine Salad and Dressing: Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss well to combine, ensuring the greens are well coated with the dressing.
Add Almonds: Toast the sliced almonds in a dry pan over medium heat until golden brown, about 3-5 minutes, watching closely to avoid burning. Add the toasted almonds to the salad and toss again.
Serve: Serve the salad in individual plates or bowls, optionally topped with grated Parmesan cheese.
Enjoy: Enjoy your refreshing and crunchy mixed greens salad as a light lunch or as a side dish with your favorite main course!