Updated: Dec 21, 2022
Brussels Sprouts & Pear Salad is a healthy, beautiful and delicious salad for your holiday table (that kids love too!)
Yes, it's the holidays; however, there's no reason you can have a healthy, delicious, and beautiful dish on the table! Whether it is for the holidays or any dinner at home, you will love how quickly this dish can come together, how versatile it is as you change the main ingredients with the seasons, and how delicious Brussels sprouts can be!
Why Brussels sprouts are so good for you
Brussels sprouts are filled with lots of vitamins, nutrients, minerals and more:
vitamin K for strong bones
vitamin C for healthy immune system
Omega 3 fatty acids for brain health
Watch Chef Tracy and I make this Recipe on River City Live TV!
How to cook Brussels sprouts
Cut Brussels sprouts in half and roast in the oven or on the grill. They're also delicious steamed and even raw, made into a coleslaw or salad like this one!
Fun facts about Brussels sprouts
Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family. They grow as small buds on a long, tall stalk.
Holiday Brussels Sprouts & Pear Salad
1 stalk, about 4 cups of Brussels sprouts
¼ red onion
1 pear, D’anjou or whatever is in season
⅓ cup raisins or dried cranberries
⅓ cup toasted sunflower seeds
1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 Tablespoon maple syrup
2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
1 clove garlic, finely minced
2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Whisk the dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
Shred brussels sprouts in a large bowl; cut the pear into cubes and add the pear, raisins (or dried cranberries), and sunflower seeds to the bowl. Pour the dressing over evenly, and toss to coat.