This Sept. 15, 2014 photo shows Brussels sprouts and chicken salad with mustard pepper dressing in Concord, N.H. Brussels sprouts belong to the same family as cabbage, broccoli and kale, so it's no surprise that they are incredibly healthy. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

This Sept. 15, 2014 photo shows Brussels sprouts and chicken salad with mustard pepper dressing in Concord, N.H. Brussels sprouts belong to the same family as cabbage, broccoli and kale, so it's no surprise that they are incredibly healthy. (AP Photo/Matthew Mead)

Bulking salads with Brussels sprouts

  • Tuesday, September 23, 2014 4:25pm
  • LifeFood

Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Chicken Salad with Black Pepper-Mustard Dressing

Start to finish: 30 minutes

Servings: 4

For the dressing:

1/4 cup plain low-fat Greek yogurt

1/2 clove garlic, smashed or roughly chopped

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon red wine vinegar

1 tablespoon water

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper

For the salad:

1 Granny Smith apple, peeled, cored and diced

1 teaspoon lemon juice

1 pound Brussels sprouts, shaved or thinly sliced (about 5 cups)

1 pint grape tomatoes, halved

1/4 cup almonds, toasted and roughly chopped

1 boneless, skinless chicken breast, cooked and chopped or shredded (about 1 cup)

1 scallion, chopped

1 ounce Parmesan cheese, broken into shards

Lemon wedges, for serving

 

To make the dressing, in a blender combine all ingredients and blend until smooth. Set aside.

 

To prepare the salad, in a large serving bowl toss the diced apple with the lemon juice. Add the Brussels sprouts, tomatoes, almonds, chicken and scallion. Drizzle 1/4 cup of the dressing and toss well to coat. Top with Parmesan shards. Serve with the remaining dressing and lemon wedges on the side.

 

Nutrition information per serving: 280 calories; 120 calories from fat (43 percent of total calories); 14 g fat (2.5 g saturated; 0 g trans fats); 35 mg cholesterol; 23 g carbohydrate; 7 g fiber; 10 g sugar; 21 g protein; 400 mg sodium.

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