Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

So, it’s no secret that I LOVE Brussels sprouts. It seems about time that I created a salad with them. I decided to use roasted sprouts with some fresh spinach for a delicious and healthy Caesar salad. Cruciferous veggies have amazing health benefits and are packed with iron, vitamin A, and potassium. This is a really simple way to enjoy these veggies that has a ton of flavor without a ton of calories. Just add the Caesar dressing of your choice, I would recommend a light or low calorie version, creamy Caesar would smother the sprouts. Since the sprouts are roasted in olive oil, you only need a tiny bit of dressing to add flavor. Top with homemade croutons, some Parmesan and black pepper and you have a deceptively filling and tasty vegetarian meal.

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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
 
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Serves: 4

Ingredients
  • 1lb brussel sprouts, ends trimmed off
  • 4 cup of fresh baby spinach, washed and chopped
  • 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 3-4 tbsp caesar dressing, (I use 365 Organic Light Caesar b/c it is tasty and has only 35 calories per tbsp)
  • ¼ cup fresh Parmesan, grated
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 2-3 slices of bread (I used sourdough, but you could use a baguette as well), cubed
  • salt & pepper

Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 425
  2. Using a sharp knife, slice each sprout in half and then shred by cutting each half into thin slices
  3. After shredding all the sprouts, rinse in cold water
  4. In a roasting pan or dish, toss sprouts with garlic and olive oil, season with salt and pepper
  5. Roast sprouts for 20-25 minutes, until crispy
  6. Spread cubed bread on a cookie sheet
  7. Bake bread for 10 minutes, until hardened into croutons
  8. Allow sprouts to cool slightly
  9. In a large bowl, mix warm sprouts with spinach, croutons, dressing and cheese
  10. Toss thoroughly
  11. Serve immediately with black pepper

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6 Responses to Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

  1. Ann November 10, 2011 at 2:26 am #

    Dara – this is FANTASTIC! As you know – I like brussels sprouts and to put it in a salad is SO creative! Thanks!

  2. As A Verb October 4, 2012 at 1:32 pm #

    WOAHHHHH this is like all of my favorite things combined. Must. Make. Now.

  3. Jane October 9, 2012 at 1:31 pm #

    I made this for dinner last night along with a cauliflower and sweet potato mac & cheese. The pasta was not as yummy as I had hoped, but the Brussels sprout salad was AMAZING! I altered the recipe a bit and made my own healthy caesar salad dressing. My husband wants the leftover for lunch today. Thanks!

    • Dara October 9, 2012 at 1:41 pm #

      Hi Janie! I am so thrilled you liked the recipe. It was one of those throw everything in the fridge together type experiments and not it’s a regular feature in our house.

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