Thanks to Sophie Callahan for this recipe!
photo from Iowa Girl Eats
We found this recipe on Pinterest, of course. This was the healthy addition to our Thanksgiving table, and I enjoyed the leftovers for a few days! I never buy salad dressing anymore, because it’s so easy and economical to make your own. A vinaigrette recipe like this is one of my basics. All credit goes to Iowa Girl Eats for the original recipe.
- 12oz brussels sprouts, tough outer leaves pulled away (10oz weight post trim)
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped pecans
- 1/4 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbles
- 1 pear, chopped
- 2 jumbo shallots, thinly sliced
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Salad Dressing Ingredients:
- 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 Tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon maple syrup (not pancake syrup)
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- salt and pepper
- Using a very sharp knife, thinly shred brussels sprouts while holding onto the core end then discard cores and add shredded sprouts to a large bowl with dried cranberries, pecans, gorgonzola cheese, and chopped pears. Set aside.
- Heat extra virgin olive oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add half the shallots then fry until light golden brown, 1-2 minutes. Scoop onto a paper towel-lined plate to drain then repeat with remaining shallots. Sprinkle with salt then let cool slightly.
- Add ingredients for Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette together in a jar then shake to combine. Pour over salad then toss to coat. Add fried shallots then toss to combine, and then serve.