shaved brussels sprouts salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This hearty vegetarian dish is perfect post-workout.

Brussels sprouts contain cancer-fighting chemicals known as glucosinolates, which help protect the stomach's lining from bad bacteria such as the kind that causes ulcers. “They’re perfect with protein-packed white beans and a healthy carb such as red quinoa,” says Philadelphia-based recipe developer Robert Luessen. 

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Serves 2

Ingredients

  • 6 ounces canned white beans, drained and rinsed
  • ¼ cup and 1 tablespoon olive oil, divided
  • 1 stalk rosemary, finely diced
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • ¼ cup red quinoa
  • 1 tablespoon champagne vinegar
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, shaved
  • ½ cup cherry tomatoes, halved

Directions

  1. In a small bowl, toss beans with one tablespoon olive oil and rosemary. Season to taste with salt and pepper and set aside. 


  2. In a small skillet over medium heat, toast the quinoa until fragrant, stirring constantly for about three minutes.


  3. In another small bowl, whisk together champagne vinegar and remaining ¼ cup of olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper then store in an airtight container.


  4. Place the Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, white beans, and quinoa in a separate airtight container and store everything in the fridge.


To Serve

  1. Top yogurt with hazelnuts, sesame seeds, and dried rose petals.

Photography by Jillian Guyette. Recipe development by Robert Luessen.