Looking for a fun twist on a fall salad? Try this Brussel Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate. It’s full of healthy seasonal goodness and loaded with gorgeous color. Break out of a salad rut and serve this beautiful side salad over the holidays.
Does parenting ever make your stomach hurt? I mean actual real stomach pains?
Please tell me it does, because if not, I may be crazy. I’m not sure why I feel my kids’ pain so deeply but I do…I lose sleep over their ups and downs. Sometimes it’s things they can bounce right back from and other times it’s something that causes them stress for the whole year. But either way, I feel it too.
Maybe that’s how our ancestors survived in the wild – it helped moms protect their babies.
My kids have had a few things going on lately that have really broken my heart. I won’t go into the details but you can pretty much guess I’m sure. Kids teasing them, not making the “A” team and getting a C in science even after you work your butt off. It’s tough being a kid (and a mom).
I try to tell myself that each one of these experiences will make them stronger and I know this is true. Have you read Grit: The Power and Passion of Perseverance yet? If not, do it today! It should be a must read for every parent.
Okay, okay I’ll get off my parenting soapbox and talk about more important things: Turkey Day!
I have such an amazing line-up of Thanksgiving dishes for you today. They come from some of my favorite blogger friends and they won’t disappoint.
Let’s start with my Brussel Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate. It is truly delicious!
The base is raw Brussel sprouts that I sliced with a sharp paring knife. I do have a mandoline but it scares me. Seriously you can lose a fingertip in the wink of an eye.
Guard your digits if you go that route!
After slicing the Brussel sprouts you add some seasonal favorites: red pear, pomegranate seeds, pecans and blue cheese. It’s like a chopped salad because the sprouts are in small pieces. Each bite is full of all the delicious ingredients.
The dressing is a simple apple cider vinaigrette. You could make the salad the morning of Thanksgiving and dress it at the last minute.
This Brussel Sprout Salad with Pear and Pomegranate is…
- full of vibrant color
- full of protein, iron, and potassium from the sprouts
- gluten free
Here’s the rest of your delicious virtual feast! You now have your entire meal planned for you. You are welcome!
Jalapeno Bacon Ranch Cheese Ball from Mary Ann at The Beach House Kitchen
Apple and Cheddar Hard Cider Soup from Cheyanne at No Spoon Necessary
Garlic and Herb Roast Turkey from Cathy at What Should I Make For
Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sausage and Apples from Annie at Ciao Chow Bambina
Garlic Butter Dinner Rolls from Kathleen at Hapa Nom Nom
The Queen of Pumpkin Cakes from Cindy at Sweet Nerds
Doesn’t this look like the most delicious feast you have ever seen?
- 1 package of Brussel sprouts 10 oz, sliced thin
- 1 cup pomegranate seeds
- 1 cup pecans rough chopped
- 1 pear chopped
- 1/2 cup blue cheese crumbled
- For Dressing:
- 2/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tsp dijon mustard
- 2 tbsp maple syrup
- salt and pepper to taste
Place the first five ingredients in a large bowl and toss gently.
To make dressing put all dressing ingredients into a small jar and shake well.
Dress salad right before serving. You will have leftover dressing.
Looking for more fall recipes? Check out my fall recipe index here.