roasted apple and brussels sprouts grain salad

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This is a lazy farmers dinner.

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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!

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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!

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30 Responses to roasted apple and brussels sprouts grain salad

  1. This looks great, and I love the addition of blue cheese for even more flavor. I will be making something very similar tonight!

  2. You always know just the combo of flavors I crave! Looks like a great salad.

  3. makingthymeforhealth says:

    Lol at that picture of you, too funny. For a lazy meal this looks mighty tasty!

  4. I’m all about all things roasted right now. It adds just a great, caramelized flavor to fruit and veggies 🙂 Now you get to restin’ up so you can stay awake for The Voice!

  5. Oh man, this week is going to be a bear so I’m definitely putting this delicious-looking salad on the meal plan. Yummay!

  6. I can’t check your posts when I’m hungry. Now I have to run to the nearest farm store to pick up some fresh brussels sprouts…can’t wait to try that salad. be right back…;)

  7. I like the way you use brussels sprouts. And with apple, what a great idea! And blue cheese! Yeah, I love it.

  8. You always find a way to combine all my favourite ingredients in one bowl! Love the idea of roasting apples!

  9. amy leclerc says:

    Making this tonight!

  10. I’ve been meaning to get into The Voice! Everyone I know LOVES that show. AND! Omg, this salad looks divine!

  11. Jenny says:

    What would you recommend as a cheese for this besides blue cheese, gorgonzola, feta as those give me migraines and I can’t eat them?

    • abemis11 says:

      Hi Jenny,
      This would taste great with a sprinkle of parmesan cheese. However, you could totally forgo the cheese and it would still be tasty. Another option would be to combine a little tahini, lemon juice, honey, salt and pepper and drizzle that on top of the salad. Even a drizzle of balsamic vinegar could be good! Go wild and let me know how it turns out!

  12. Once again, Andrea, you’ve got a killer flavor combo here. Love the red onion and the apples with the brussels sprouts. Like Becky says, I also really like how you roast them all for some killer flavors.

  13. My mouth is watering. This looks phenomenal! And I have a hunch “lazy” is the very LAST word that should be used to describe you guys. 😉

  14. Julia says:

    I came to your blog for the specific purpose of finding a roasted veggie recipe and loooooooky here! This is a mighty fine roasted veggie recipe and we just bought apples tonight – I can’t wait to roast me some of them!

  15. laurengrier says:

    I was just talking to the hubs about how me need to use brussel sprouts more in our weeknight dinners. HELLO!!! This salad looks amazing!!!

  16. This looks delicious! Big, bold flavors! I know what I’m having tonight 🙂

  17. I am in love with brussel sprouts. Great dish you have here.

  18. This looks fantastic! Love the combo of the apples and brussells!

  19. Sue says:

    Brussels Sprout!! Brussel Sprout!! Where art thou? You are lucky to have them!!

  20. I could go for this RIGHT NOW! brussel sprouts with apple and blue cheese? yessss!

  21. Abby says:

    Yes another Voice lover!!! I love Shakira and Usher on it this season. This is my perfect dinner, veggies..love the apples too, and a good ol’ grain, trying this asap!!

  22. Joanne says:

    I would definitely call this delicious rather than lazy! Apples and brussels sprouts are one of my favorite flavor combos…they somehow compliment each other so perfectly!

  23. I just adore Brussels sprouts and apples together! It is the best combination. I would eat the heck out of this!

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