Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Dressing

November 13, 2009


Author Notes: My recipe is based on a Broccoli Salad recipe that my friend Louise gave me. Chances are, you've probably had that Broccoli Salad at a summer barbecue. I decided to tweak it a bit, and make it Fall-appropriate. It'd be nice next to some Thanksgiving roast turkey. Or even the next day, on a turkey sandwich. The dressing is so good, you'll want to eat it by the spoonful. Careful there. I like my salads lightly dressed, so if you think yours is a bit on the dry side, just double the recipe for the dressing. mrslarkin

Serves: 6 - 8

Ingredients

Dressing

  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup or 1/8 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Salad

  • 2 10-ounce tubs Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup diced red onion
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans
  • 1/2 cup chopped crisp bacon

Directions

  1. For the dressing, whisk together the mayo, maple syrup (or sugar) and vinegar, and set aside. If using sugar, the sugar will disolve while you are preparing the salad.
  2. With a food processor fitted with the slicing disk, slice the Brussels sprouts. Transfer to a large bowl. Add onion, cranberries, pecans and bacon. Toss. Add dressing. Mix well and chill 2 - 5 hours, or serve immediately.

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Reviews (9) Questions (0)

9 Reviews

loubaby October 4, 2014
This looks and sounds fabulous...trying it this weekend...thanks
 
Summer O. June 1, 2012
This sounds great. Saving to the file for fall. Thanks!
 
Author Comment
mrslarkin June 1, 2012
You're welcome! It's one of my favorite salads.
 
Plum P. November 18, 2010
Wow. This looks delicious! It reminds me of a salad I used to eat that was made with broccoli. I bet this is even better with brussels sprouts!
 
Author Comment
mrslarkin November 18, 2010
Thanks! Yes, it's based on a broccoli salad recipe!
 
Lizthechef November 12, 2010
This is the perfect salad for Turkey Day! And I always serve a salad of some kind...
 
Author Comment
mrslarkin November 12, 2010
Thanks, Liz! I love shaved raw Brussels sprouts. Happy Turkey Day!
 
chez D. May 6, 2010
Nice! My only challenge will be slicing without a food processor...
 
Author Comment
mrslarkin September 30, 2010
Thanks! Yeah, that's gonna take a bit of time by hand.