Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Crispy Prosciutto

Among all of the rich food at holiday meals, a light and bright side dish can be a welcome addition. This shaved Brussels sprout salad is just that—crispy and crunchy, and studded with apples, cranberries, and Parmesan, it’s healthy but so satisfyingly good.

1 (3-ounce) package prosciutto
1⁄2 pound organic Brussels sprouts
1 small organic apple
1⁄2 small organic red onion, thinly sliced
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers® Brand Parmesan Shreds
1⁄2 cup Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Apple Juice Sweetened Cranberries
3 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Hemp Seeds (or sub organic chopped nuts, pumpkin seeds, or sunflower seeds)
  Natural Grocers Brand Bulk Organic Whole Black Peppercorns, ground to taste
  Optional: 1 tablespoon organic lemon juice with 1 tablespoon water (optional for making the salad ahead of time)
Dressing Ingredients
1⁄3 cup Natural Grocers Brand Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 organic garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon organic lemon juice
2 tablespoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Apple Cider Vinegar
2 teaspoons Natural Grocers Brand Organic Dijon Mustard
1 teaspoon Natural Grocers Brand Organic Grade A Dark Maple Syrup
  salt and pepper, to taste

1. Preheat oven to 400°F. Place the prosciutto in an even layer on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes, or until crispy. Let cool then break into pieces and set aside.

2. While the prosciutto is baking prepare the dressing. Combine all dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Taste and add salt and/or pepper to taste. Place in refrigerator until ready to use.  

3. Prepare the Brussels sprouts by trimming the bottom and removing the tough outer leaves. Thinly slice the Brussels sprouts with a sharp knife or by using the slicing disc of a food processor.  

4. Chop the apple into bite-sized pieces. (If you are making the salad ahead of time, mix the apple with the lemon juice/water mixture to prevent browning. Store in the refrigerator until ready to use).

5. Make the salad by adding the Brussels sprouts, apple, red onion, Parmesan shreds, and cranberries to a large bowl; toss to combine. When ready to serve, add the salad dressing, toss to coat, and scatter the crispy prosciutto over the top. Sprinkle hemp seeds (or other nuts and seeds) over the top and finish with cracked black pepper to taste.

per one serving

Calories Carbohydrates Protein Fat Fiber
297 kcal 21 g 10 g 19 g 3 g

Recommended Beverage: Wine

Recommended Style: Sauvignon Blanc

Recommended Brand: Lobetia Sauvignon Blanc