It’s about time for a few Thanksgiving recipes 🙂
My last few holidays have been simple, and my recipes have followed suit. This roasted butternut & shaved Brussels sprout salad looks festive and has a lot of nice contrast in textures, but it comes together with only a few main ingredients.
Leftovers of the creamy cashew Dijon dressing (a variation of this) can be used on sandwiches, in bowls, or with other salads as your holiday week goes by. I always feel bad giving instructions for a dressing that won’t be entirely used up in the recipe, but it’s usually easier to blend a bigger batch!
In place of Brussels sprouts, you could use chopped kale or even lightly steamed, chopped broccoli florets and shaved stems. But I do love the texture of the shaved sprouts; every time I eat them raw, I’m reminded of how much I enjoy them that way. You’ll notice that the instructions call for either roasting or using an air fryer. I tried them both, and they work equally well.
To decorate, I used pomegranate arils, but chopped, dried cranberries would be nice, too. Or golden raisins. Anything to give a touch of sweetness and a pop of color to the dish.
And there it is. Nothing too fancy, but a colorful and nutrient dense little addition to my home holiday table—and maybe your table, too. I hope you’ll enjoy it, and I’ll be back soon with more festive, but simple, food.