CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

This is the salad I made to accompany the Citrus Herb Chicken for my friend’s birthday dinner. It’s light but filling and was a great side for this summer meal.

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

CROUTON SALAD WITH ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS

Course Salad, Side Dish
Servings 4

Ingredients
  

Croutons

  • ½ loaf of rosemary bread cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • olive oil for drizzling

Dressing

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil 
  • 1 orange juiced
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 2 tbsp white wine
  • salt & pepper to taste

Salad

  • 3 brussels sprouts outer leaves
  • cup pine nuts  toasted
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries

Instructions
 

  • Preheat the oven to 350ºF.
  • Place the bread on a baking sheet, drizzle with olive oil and bake for 12 to 15 minutes until toasted. Set aside to cool.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, white wine, orange, and lemon juice until combined. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Remove the outer leaves from the Brussels sprouts. Reserve the cores for another use. Place leaves on a baking sheets and drizzle with olive, and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Bake for 10 mins.
  • In a small frying pan on medium heat, toast the pine nuts until golden brown and you can smell them. About 5 minutes. Do not walk away from them. They burn quickly.
  • In a large salad bowl, mix together the croutons, brussels sprouts, and cranberries. Add the dressing. Toss until all ingredients are coated with the dressing.
  • Sprinkle toasted pine nuts on the salad.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

This salad has equal parts of bread and vegetables so it makes for a nice side to go with fish or chicken. This salad does not keep, so make what you need as leftovers will be soggy and wilted.
What to do with the leftover brussels sprouts? Roast them or saute them with bacon.  


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