Crisp Brussels Sprout Salad w/ Apple Dijon Dressing

I’ve acquired to return out with it. I do know it’s arduous when this occurs, however actually, I’ve acquired to be trustworthy. I’ve had a difficult week.’m not sharing this to elicit sympathy (properly, not deliberately), however in reality, I’d be mendacity if I attempted to fake life was all roses on a regular basis. In fact, this week has additionally introduced it’s fair proportion of wonderful as properly. So what to do? Roll with it. Keep on. Be daring. Keep sturdy. And don’t cease (by no means cease). Preserve carrying on. Positively!

So actually, that fender bender that may see my insurance coverage charges go up for the following few years? I’m selecting to see the constructive: whereas my car is within the physique store, I can lastly have the remainder of the knicks and scrapes repaired together with that crack within the windshield that will get longer by the week….nobody was damage. Accidents occur.

My standard fashion is to beat myself up arduous over stuff like this. In spite of everything, driving is critical enterprise and there’s nothing like a break up second to vary the course of your day, or whether it is actually not your day (and heaven forbid) your life.

As shaken as I used to be for the remainder of that day, I do know that practising forgiveness for errors is as a lot part of the lesson as the error itself. So drive protected of us. Don’t textual content (I wasn’t on or close to my cellphone when this occurred). Don’t look down. Take a couple of further seconds to assume. And if you happen to fail, forgive. It’s the least you are able to do. After which make this salad. It’s going to make you an prompt hero, it doesn’t matter what your week, or your day, has appeared like. Even if you happen to don’t like brussels sprouts, this uncooked combo will blow you away (and anybody else at your desk too).

Crisp Brussels Sprout Salad w/ Apple Dijon Dressing:

(15) giant brussels sprouts, washed
(1) cup recent sprouted legumes (my fave to develop at house are mung bean or inexperienced peas)
(1/2) cup dried cranberries
(1/3) cup toasted complete pecans, crumbled
(1/2) cup Apple Dijon Dressing
Freshly floor pepper to style

Apple Dijon Dressing:

(1/4) cup apple juice (or water will do in a pinch)
(1/2) cup apple cider vinegar
(1/2) cup good olive oil
(3) tbsp easy Dijon mustard
(3) tbsp honey or plant-based sweetener
(1/2) tsp good sea salt

First, make the dressing by combining all of the components in a blender (or giant bowl in case you are utilizing a hand blender). Mix all till a silky texture is created, nearly 20-30 seconds. Switch to a clear container or jar. To make the salad, begin by toasting the pecans both in a 350-degree oven for 5-10 minutes or on the range high in a dry pan for five minutes or so, being very cautious to not burn them. Set the pecans apart.

To shred the brussels sprouts, ensure they’re clear by operating them shortly underneath chilly water. With a pointy serrated knife, begin with the highest finish of every sprout (they’re minimize individually) and slice the sprout into rounds as thinly as you possibly can till you attain the thicker stem finish. Use this technique till the entire sprouts are shredded. Subsequent, add them to a big bowl and separate the rounds together with your fingers to free the items and create a slaw-like combination. When able to serve, mix the entire components within the bowl besides the pecans, and toss with the dressing, including it to style.

This can be a good mild dressing which is able to pool considerably on the underside of the bowl as soon as the salad is served. Don’t waste this! I recommend a couple of baked or steamed complete candy potatoes to serve alongside this to take in this scrumptious dressing 🙂

When able to serve, crumble the toasted pecans over high of the salad or onto particular person parts and serve straight away.