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Beat the Winter Blues with Our Vibrant Winter Salad Recipe

A salad bowl of fresh greens, shaved brussel sprouts and dried cherries.

A Delicious and Nutritious Salad: Romaine and Brussel Sprout Delight with a Twist

Are you looking for a refreshing and nutritious winter salad that can be a perfect addition to your lunch or dinner table? Look no further! Compass Cuisine wants to share a delightful recipe that combines the crispiness of Romaine, and Brussels sprouts with the sweetness of apples and cherries, the richness of bacon and cheese, and a homemade vinaigrette that ties it all together.

Ingredients

  1. Greens Base:
    • 3 cups of finely shredded Romaine lettuce
    • 2 cups of finely shredded Brussels sprouts
  2. Flavorful Additions:
    • ⅓ cup of sliced Scallions
    • 1 Red Delicious Apple, cut into bite-size pieces
    • ½ cup of Dried Cherries
  3. Crunchy Elements:
    • ¾ cup of Slivered Almonds, drizzled with olive oil, salted, and toasted
    • 1 cup of Croutons
  4. Protein Punch:
    • 8 slices of bacon, cut up, fried, and drained
    • 1 cup of Cooked Campanelli Pasta
    • ¾ cup of shredded Sharp White Cheddar Cheese
  5. Homemade Vinaigrette:
    • ¼ cup of Olive Oil
    • 3 Tbsp of Red Wine Vinegar
    • 3 Tbsp of Maple Syrup
    • Juice of ½ a Lemon
    • A pinch of Salt
    • ½ tsp of Grey Poupon Mustard

Directions

  1. Prepare the Dressing: In a blender bottle or small food processor, combine all the vinaigrette ingredients. Blend them until they are thoroughly mixed.
  2. Assemble the Salad: In a large bowl, toss together the shredded Romaine, Brussels sprouts, scallions, apple pieces, dried cherries, toasted almonds, croutons, fried bacon, cooked pasta, and shredded cheese.
  3. Dress and Serve: Drizzle the homemade vinaigrette over the salad before serving and toss it to coat it evenly. Serve immediately to enjoy the freshness and crunch!

Why You’ll Love This Salad

  • Nutrient-Rich: This salad is packed with vitamins and minerals from the greens, fruits, and nuts.
  • Satisfying: The combination of pasta, bacon, and cheese makes it hearty enough to be a meal in itself.
  • Versatile: It’s perfect for a family dinner, a potluck, or even as a special holiday side dish.
  • Customizable: Feel free to add or substitute ingredients based on your preferences or dietary needs.

Enjoy the burst of flavors and textures in this unique winter salad recipe. It’s not just a dish; it’s an experience for your taste buds!

Thank you to Walnut Creek Foods for this delicious recipe.

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