Old Country Store Brussels & Kale Slaw

When I think of salads, I typically think of summer.  This, however isn’t your typical salad.  In fact, it’s more of a slaw… a fall slaw.  I like the sound of that; heck, it almost rhymes.  But not quite.  Anywho, if you’ve ever visited Cracker Barrel Old Country Store for dinner, you may have had their Brussels Sprouts N’ Kale Salad.  If so, this will be very familiar.  I’m not sure what exact ingredients their version has, but I think I hit it pretty close.  Mine has shredded Brussels sprouts, kale, dried cranberries and pecans, just like theirs.  I kicked it up a notch, though, with addition of finely diced apples, red onion, and a maple vinaigrette.  What says Autumn more than apples, pecans, cranberries, and maple?  Nothing, folks.  This is the perfect Autumn/Fall/Holiday Salad/Slaw/Side.   ~Erin

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¼ c. extra virgin olive oil

½ c. maple syrup*

2 T. apple cider vinegar

2 tsp. dry ground mustard

½ tsp salt

1 lb. Brussels sprouts, stems cut off and outer leaves removed, then washed

3 c. chopped kale

2 apples, cored & finely chopped

¼ of a red onion, finely chopped

¼ c. dried cranberries, coarsely chopped (or more if not following WW)

1 oz. pecans, toasted if desired & chopped

 

Mix together the first 5 ingredients in a jar with a lid (shake to combine) or a small bowl (whisk to combine).

Shred the Brussels sprouts, preferably using a food processor.

In a large bowl, combine the shredded sprouts with the chopped kale, apple, and onion.

Pour the dressing over top and stir.  I like to add it gradually and stir, so as not to overdress the slaw.

Top with chopped cranberries and pecans.

Chill until ready to serve; toss to redistribute dressing before serving.

Old Country Store Brussels & Kale Slaw

Old Country Store Brussels & Kale Slaw

    Ingrendients
  • ~ ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil
  • ~ ½ c. maple syrup*
  • ~ 2 T. apple cider vinegar
  • ~ 2 tsp. dry ground mustard
  • ~ ½ tsp salt
  • ~ 1 lb. Brussels sprouts, stems cut off and outer leaves removed, then washed
  • ~ 3 c. chopped kale
  • ~ 2 apples, cored & finely chopped
  • ~ ¼ of a red onion, finely chopped
  • ~ ¼ c. dried cranberries, coarsely chopped (or more if not following WW)
  • ~ 1 oz. pecans, toasted if desired & chopped
  1. Mix together the first 5 ingredients in a jar with a lid (shake to combine) or a small bowl (whisk to combine).
  2. Shred the Brussels sprouts, preferably using a food processor.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the shredded sprouts with the chopped kale, apple, and onion.
  4. Pour the dressing over top and stir. I like to add it gradually and stir, so as not to overdress the slaw.
  5. Top with chopped cranberries and pecans.
  6. Chill until ready to serve; toss to redistribute dressing before serving.

*WW Freestyle Info.: This makes about 8 servings of 1 cup each. With regular maple syrup, each serving is 7 SmartPoints. With sugar free maple syrup, each serving is 4 SmartPoints. With light maple syrup, each serving is 5 SmartPoints.

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Balsamic Maple Brussels Sprouts

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My son loves these Brussels sprouts.  They are tangy, sweet, crunchy, and filling.  Any vegetable that my kids will eat straight from the serving plate like finger foods, I call a winner.

͂ Erin

 

Ingredients:

3 tsp. olive oil

1 T. balsamic vinegar

½ tsp. sea salt

1 T. real maple syrup

1 lb. Brussel sprouts, trimmed & quartered

Cooking spray

Instructions:

Spray a sheet pan with nonstick cooking spray; set aside.  Preheat oven to 375°F.  Mix all ingredients except sprouts and salt.  Toss Brussels sprouts with mixture and spread evenly on prepared sheet pan.  Sprinkle with salt.  Bake 25-30 minutes, tossing halfway through, or until they reach the desired level of crispiness. (I like mine pretty brown on the edges.)  Serve hot.

 

Weight Watchers info:  4 servings at 2 SmartPoints per serving.