Enjoy this summer salad for lunch, as a side dish on its own, or paired with your favorite protein! It’s sweet, savory and the perfect blend of flavors.
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Makes: 4 servings
For the dressing:
- ¼ cup tahini
- 2-3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1-2 Tbsp pure maple syrup or honey
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon poppy seeds
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ½ teaspoon salt
- 2-3 tablespoons water, to thin the dressing
For the salad:
- 1 pound brussels sprouts, outer yellow leaves and stems removed, and shredded
- 2 cups sliced peaches (2-3 medium peaches)
- 1/3 cup feta crumbles
For the nut crunch mixture:
- 1/3 cup sliced almonds
- 1/4 cup raw pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
- ½ tablespoon pure maple syrup
- Sea salt
In a small bowl mix together tahini, lemon juice, maple syrup/honey, dijon mustard, poppy seeds, onion powder, salt and water to thin the dressing. Taste and adjust depending if you like it sweeter.
Next, shred the brussels sprouts by using a food processor and pulse until the brussels sprouts are thinly sliced. If you don’t have a food processor, feel free to use a sharp knife to thinly slice.
Add brussels to a large bowl and pour the dressing all over. Use tongs to coat the brussels with the dressing. Let the dressing sit and marinate the brussels for 10-15 minutes. While the brussels marinate and soak up the dressing, you can chop and prep all your other ingredients.
Finally make your nut crunch mixture: place sliced almonds and pumpkin seeds in a skillet over medium heat. Toast for 3-5 minutes, stirring frequently until they turn slightly golden brown and fragrant, then turn off heat and immediately add in maple syrup and a pinch of sea salt. Stir for 30 more seconds to coat, then transfer to a plate or piece of parchment paper to cool for a few minutes. Some of the nuts will slightly stick together but this is what we want for the ‘nut crunch’ in the salad. Allow to cool for 5 minutes.
Add the sliced peaches to the brussels salad along with the nut crunch mixture and feta crumbles and toss to combine. Enjoy!
Original recipe from Ambitious Kitchen can be found here!