Did you know that Brussels sprouts are a cruciferous vegetable? They are a mini version of a cabbage and when they are eaten steamed, you can reap many nutritional benefits. They are an excellent source of vitamin C and vitamin K. As a cruciferous vegetable Brussels sprouts have many anti cancer benefits. Regardless of their slightly bitter taste, we enjoy eating them especially in the winter months. I've come up with an easy winter salad which not only includes Brussels sprouts but garbanzo beans as well.
2 lbs (around 4 cups) Brussels sprouts
1-2 cups garbanzo beans, cooked
Handful of parsley
Juice of 1 lemon
¼ cup olive oil
½ teaspoon ground mustard seed
1 teaspoon raw honey
Salt and pepper to taste
- Cook garbanzo beans ahead of time and have them ready for the salad preparation.
- Trim all of the Brussels sprouts, cutting off any bruised outer leaves or anything which needs to be trimmed off.
- Steam the Brussels sprouts 8-10 minutes once the water starts to boil making sure to slightly cook them. The sprouts should still hold their bright green color and be somewhat tender. Once steamed, place the Brussels sprouts in a separate bowl big enough for the addition of the garbanzo beans and apple pieces. Let cool.
- Cut apple into bite size pieces and add to cooled Brussels sprouts. Add garbanzo beans as well.
- Chop parsley and add to ingredients.
- Squeeze juice of one lemon in container. Add ground mustard seed, raw honey and oil to the lemon juice and whisk well.
- Once the ingredients have been mixed well, add to the Brussels sprouts, garbanzo beans and apple pieces. Gently toss until the vinaigrette making sure it has coated all the ingredients.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
Serves 4-6 people
Let no corrupt word come out of your mouth, but only such as is good for the use of building up,
so as to impart what is pleasant to the hearers. Ephesians 4:29
Blessings ~ Carmen
This recipe was shared with:
Tuesday Twister at GNOWFGLINS
Slightly Indulgent Tuesday at Simply Sugar and Gluten Free
Hearth & Soul Hop at A Moderate Life
Real Sustenance's Seasonal Sunday