Saturday, June 7

Easy Super Food Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Salad

Brussels sprouts???? I know what your thinking, somehow this poor little veggie has been programmed to make it to one of the top disliked foods in America. I may have not conducted any formal survey but growing up it seemed if there was one vegetable in particular that people didn't like it was Brussels sprouts. Perhaps we have all been scared by overcooked sulfuric smelling sprouts, bad enough to turn any nose. Honestly, I think we need to give this cruciferous vegetable another chance! Touted for it's cancer preventing, detox support, and anti-inflammatory and antioxidant benefits you may want to give the sprout another look. Fresh sprouts are nothing like their frozen counter-parts and have a great mild taste.This salad is delicious, super healthy and perfect for warm summer days.

Yield: 4 Servings

Super Food Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Salad

3 cups fresh Brussels Sprouts, finely sliced
2 celery stalks, finely sliced
1 red pepper, diced
1/2 cup fresh mango, diced
2 cooked chicken breasts, shredded
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Large handful fresh cilantro, chopped
1-2 tablespoons olive oil
1-2 tablespoons Balsamic vinegar
1 tablespoon raspberry vinaigrette dressing
1/2 cup unsalted hazelnuts
Parmesan cheese, shaved

Combine Brussels Sprouts, celery, red pepper, mango, chicken, black pepper and cilantro in a large bowl. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil, balsamic vinegar and raspberry vinaigrette over the salad. Stir and taste. Add additional olive oil and balsamic vinegar to taste. Serve and top with hazelnuts and Parmesan cheese.