Thursday, December 3, 2015

Brussels Sprout, Quinoa & Cranberry Salad


After almost a week of eating Thanksgiving leftovers, I was craving something light & fresh. I came across this brussels sprout, quinoa, cranberry & pecan salad on Pinterest (where else?!) I followed the original recipe via Gimme Some Oven, which is so easy to throw together! The orange dressing is delicious and really brings out the flavor of the dried cranberries! I had never tried a brussels sprout salad but absolutely loved it! I will definitely be making versions of this salad in the future - a few slices of avocado take it to another level!

Ingredients

Salad
1 pound Brussels sprouts, rinsed, ends trimmed, cut in half then thinly sliced lengthwise
2 cups cooked quinoa
1 cup dried cranberries
2/3 cup chopped pecans, toasted

Orange Dressing
1/4 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup olive oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
pinch of salt & pepper

Directions

Salad
Toss all ingredients together until combined.

Dressing
Whisk all ingredients together.

68 comments:

  1. OMG! This salad looks so good! Thanks for sharing the recipe! I will definitely try it out!
    xoxo, Vanessa
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  2. Looks so delicious!
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  3. This sounds so good! And healthy :)

    Jamie
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  5. Oooo this looks yummy! I've never had Brussels sprouts in a salad either but you might have convinced me!

    xx,
    Susie

    www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

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    1. You should definitely try it - it's so good! Thanks Susie!

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  6. Very-very nice!!!

    Have a nice evening!
    Angela Donava
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  7. Great recipe. I love that food blogger. I've never had a brussel sprout salad but this sound yummy, especially with the cranberries.

    ~Krisztina
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  8. Those are three of my all time favorite ingredients that don't get as much love as they should. I'm definitely giving this recipe a go!

    Tatum
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    1. Totally agree! Thanks Tatum!

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  9. Okay, so I need to make this asap! I love brussel sprouts and could use a little something light if you know what I mean:)
    xo Adri
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    1. I feel you Adri - I had too much pumpkin pie for my own good this past week! Thanks lady! xx

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  10. delicious
    thanks for sharing
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  11. This looks amazing! I'll have to give this a try.

    xx Kathryn
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  12. I love brussels sprouts in a salad, but I have never made it before myself. I might just have to try this! Sounds so yummy and I am craving fresh and light too.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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    1. It's definitely light but the quinoa keeps you feeling full - perfect combo! Thanks Amy! x

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  13. Pff!!!!! Im Hungry and i want this!!!!!! OMG! Really looks delicious!

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  14. what a tasty looking salad! how delicious!

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  15. This looks delicious, what did we ever do before Pinterest? :D xx www.celebratingthislife.ca

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    1. Pinterest is seriously life changing! Thank you! x

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  16. This sounds so yummy! I'm going to have to try it!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  17. looks healthy and delish! :D

    Have a great day!
    Animated Confessions

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  18. I'll definitely try this recipe! Looks amazing!

    Tanya
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  19. Looks delicious! Love this salad!
    Xoxo,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  20. This looks so yummy
    xo
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  21. Looks amazingly delicious! x

    V.
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  22. sembra gustosa, ottimo

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  23. Seems like a super easy yet healthy recipe, that I'd surely try.

    xoxo - Style.. A Pastiche

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  24. This has all of my faves in it! So true that after Thanksgiving leftovers we all should want something a little lighter ;)

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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  25. YUM! I love quinoa and brussel sprouts so this recipe sounds amazing!!

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  26. Hi there!
    This recipes has all the ingredients that I love! You did a good job putting them all together and it's great that you make use of leftovers! Looking forward to seeing more!

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    Love, Mary

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  27. That looks so incredible, I love how easy it is to make. I need to start eating more veggies as well, Thanksgiving killed me!

    Annessa
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    1. Me too girl! Thanks Annessa! xx

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  28. This looks sooooo yummy!!

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  29. That looks sooo delicious!!!! Thanks for sharing!!! Great post! Have a fabulous weekend darling! ❤️❤️
    much love xx
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    1. Thank you so much babe! Wishing you a lovely weekend too! x

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  30. So many amazing dresses.. I want all! :-)
    ♥ Nissi
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  31. This salad looks so tasty! I have never eaten raw brussels sprouts. I love salads, so I'll definitely try this recipe.

    Danielle
    www.spring2spring.com

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