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Avocado & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette

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Nutritional Highlights (per serving)

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430
Calories
29 g
Total Fat
12 g
Dietary Fiber
5 g
Protein
42 g
Total Carbs
 Avocado & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette

These are not the Brussels sprouts of yesteryear! There’s so much to love in this delightful Asian-inspired salad with California Avocado and a burst of delicious flavor in every bite.

Ingredients

Serves: 6
    Ingredients for the vinaigrette:
1/2  cup  rice vinegar
1/4  cup  canola oil
tsp.  sesame oil
1/2  tsp.  sea salt
1/3  cup  honey
1 1/2  tsp.  fresh ginger, grated or finely minced
tsp.  Sriracha, a chili sauce available in the Asian section of most larger grocery stores
    Ingredients for the salad:
cups  shaved Brussels sprouts**
cups  shredded cabbage***
  green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal
1/2  cup  dried cranberries, roughly chopped
  ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces
cup  fresh cilantro leaves, optional
Tbsp.  sesame seeds

As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados

Instructions

  1. Combine all ingredients for vinaigrette in a small glass jar. Cover tightly and shake well.
  2. Place one half of the vinaigrette in a large bowl. Place diced avocado in bowl with vinaigrette and gently stir to coat. This will keep your avocados beautiful and fresh looking.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except sesame seeds to bowl with avocados. Toss gently. Drizzle with a bit more dressing and toss again. Divide salad among serving plates and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately passing extra vinaigrette at the table.

Serving Suggestion:  Delicious served as a side with grilled or baked chicken, pork tenderloin or shrimp. Also makes a delightful meal on its own with toasted, salted cashews, pecans or almonds. Or try the salad combined with grilled rotisserie chicken and stuffed into pita pockets or wraps.

Beverage pairing: Delicious with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling water with a slice of lemon.

*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.

**You can purchase shaved Brussels sprouts at some markets or you can shave them yourself with a sharp knife or a mandolin. To shave, first trim the hard root end from all of the Brussels sprouts and remove any bruised outer leaves. Use a sharp knife or a mandolin to finely slice each sprout. After all sprouts have been shaved, toss gently to separate the leaves. Discard any tough white centers.

*** Shredded cabbage can be purchased at most markets in the produce section near the bagged lettuce. You can also purchase a whole cabbage and slice it thinly with a sharp knife, food processor or mandolin.

NUTRITION INFORMATION
PER SERVING
Calories 430
Total Fat 29 g
Trans Fat 0 g
Saturated Fat 3.5 g
Unsaturated Fat 18 g
Polyunsaturated Fat 6 mg
Dietary Fiber 12 g
Protein 5 g
Total Carbs 42 g
Cholesterol 0 mg
Sodium 200 mg
Potassium 910 mg
Total Sugar 24 g

Vitamin A 1354 (IU); Vitamin C 62.81 mg; Calcium 90.89 mg; Iron 2.4 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 157.97 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.026 g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 10%; Iron 15%

 

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 Calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Chris Scheuer

Chris Scheuer, Café Sucre Farine

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