Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad With Roasted Beets, Pecans and Goat Cheese
This hearty Brussels sprouts salad sweetened with roasted beets and crunchy pecans is delicious as a vegetarian main dish or served as a side. The tangy mustard dressing softens the bite of the Brussels sprouts with a hint of maple syrup that's topped with creamy goat cheese.
Course Main Course, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword brussels sprouts
Prep Time 15minutes
Cook Time 1hour
Total Time 1hour15minutes
6medium size beets
Extra virgin olive oil
24ouncesfresh Brussels sprouts
1/2cupslow roasted pecans, roughly chopped
1/3cupextra virgin olive oil
2tablespoonsapple cider vinegar
1tablespoonmaple syrup, or more to taste
1/4teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
Preheat the oven to 350°F. Place the pecans on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 10 minutes. Remove and set aside to cool.
Increase the oven temp to 400°F F. Trim the ends of the beets and wrap in aluminum foil in groups of three, drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with kosher salt. Seal the foil packets tightly and place on a baking sheet. Bake for 45 minutes or until beets are fork tender. Remove from the foil and allow to cool, then rub and cut the skins off of the beets. Set aside or if making ahead, refrigerate for up to 3 days.
Use a sharp knife to cut away the end of the core of the Brussels sprouts and finely slice around the core of the cabbage heads one at a time, discarding the core. Place in a large bowl.
Slice the beets into bite size pieces and scatter on the Brussels sprouts with the chopped pecans.
In a small jar with a screw top lid, add the olive oil, mustards, maple syrup, kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Shake well and season to taste. Pour over the salad and toss well to coat. Season with more salt and pepper if desired. Allow to sit 15-30 minutes before serving for flavors to marry. When ready to serve, sprinkle with chunks of goat cheese.