This is a lazy farmers dinner.
There really isn’t time to cook fancy dinners when there are weeds to pick, seeds to plant, and bugs to kill. Oh yeah, and The Voice is back on T.V. and we definitely need to set aside some quality time to watch that as well!
This is the kind of salad you make when life seems to be a little bit too hectic. You can throw this dinner together in a flash and guess what….It’s totally tasty! The combination of the sweet roasted apples with the roasted brussels is a match made in heaven. Easy, healthy and delicious. Our kind of meal! Dig in everyone.
Roasted Apple and Brussels Sprouts Grain Salad (serves 2)
1 TBS olive oil
1 large apple, cut into 1/4 inch chunks
1 1/2 cups of brussels sprouts, sliced in half lengthwise
1 red onion, cut into wedges
1 cup cooked grain (quinoa, millet, rice, ect.)
a few handfuls of spinach
a handful of parsley
a small handful of crushed walnuts
a few crumbles of blue cheese
For the Dressing:
2 TBS balsamic vinegar
3 TBS olive oil
1 TBS Honey
2 tsp Dijon Mustard
1 garlic clove minced
salt and pepper
Whisk all the ingredients for the dressing together and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 400. Drizzle brussels sprouts, apple and onion with 1 TBS olive oil and a sprinkle of salt and pepper. Place on a prepared baking sheet and roast in the oven for about 25-30 minutes turning once.
Cook your grain of choice. Once grains are done cooking throw in a few handfuls of spinach in the same pot so that the spinach wilts up a bit.
Combine grains, apples, brussels, and onion. Divide among two plates and top with blue cheese crumbles, walnuts, parsley, and dressing. Enjoy!