This roasted Brussels sprouts quinoa salad makes a fantastic lunch or side to dinner. Toss some chicken in for a full meal!
The winter months tend to be full of heavy and calorie rich meals that fill and warm your body. So, why not to try something lighter, but as tasty as the winter comforting foods? Lunch is the perfect time of day to try to eat a warm and delightful salad, instead of a hearty creamy soup. Now, of course I am not against creamy soups, but normally they are full of extra calories that we just don’t need, especially this time of the year where we are all trying to keep eating more nutritious food.
This very colorful and bright salad is loaded with pomegranate seeds, roasted Brussels sprouts and quinoa totally hits the spot. You can have it warm or cold, and it even remains delicious and very tasty the next day! What makes this salad so good is the roasted Brussels sprouts with balsamic vinegar. By adding the rich vinegar, the sprouts will taste so good that I swear even the Brussels sprouts haters will love this salad.
The best part of this salad is its versatility. Why? Because if you don’t have Brussels sprouts or if you don’t like this green veggie, you can roast another vegetable like sweet potato, carrot, butternut squash, beets and so on. I guarantee that your salad will be delicious with anyone of these options. If you have too much Brussels sprouts, you should try my Parmesan Brussels Sprouts Salad, Sausage with Brussels Sprouts Skillet, Brussels Sprouts Casserole Recipe, and Brussels Sprouts Casserole!
The dressing is also healthy and pretty easy to make. I love to make my own salad dressing because when it comes to flavor, homemade salad dressings taste much better than the store-bought dressings any time.
This dressing is made with pretty basic ingredients like extra virgin olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. It is very simple, but delicious. Remember the salad dressing should be simple, so as not to interfere with the flavors of the balsamic vinegar in the roasted Brussels sprouts.
Want an easy dessert to enjoy afterward? Try my Gluten-Free Chocolate Chip Cookies!
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