Shaved Brussels Sprout and Spinach Salad with Apple and Prosciutto
get ready for fall with this
Shaved Brussels Sprout and Spinach Salad
Labor Day Weekend
The unofficial end of summer.
My kids have been in school for weeks, so summer was already pretty much over for us, but Labor Day weekend is my cue to get in the mood for all things fall.
I’ve actually been burning a pumpkin spice candle all week
I LOVE fall.
Casserole, soup, stew, you see where this is going.
Good old fashioned comfort food.
We pretty much live on casseroles and soup during the fall and winter months, and if it can be made in the slow cooker well then that’s even better. Set it and forget it ’til dinner time, and all I have to do is make a salad, our go-to side dish pretty much all year long.
In the fall our salad of course look different, and this one is the BEST.
Baby spinach, shaved Brussels, apple of course, it is fall after all, topped with a warm prosciutto dressing and salty blue cheese. It is amazing if I do say so myself, and it makes a terrific side to all that cozy comfort food.
- For the Salad
- 9 ounces of Brussels Sprouts, shaved or thinly sliced
- 8 cups of baby spinach leaves
- 1 apple, thinly sliced
- 4 ounces crumbled blue cheese
- For the dressing
- 1 Tbsp butter
- 1 clove or garlic, minced
- 2 ounces of prosciutto, diced
- 1 Tbsp cider vinegar
- 1/4 olive oil
- 1 tsp brown sugar
- salt and pepper to taste
- to make the dressing, melt the butter in a skillet over medium heat
- add the garlic and saute until fragrant 30 - 60 seconds
- add the prosciutto, and cook until brown and crisp, about 4 minutes
- remove from the heat and whisk in the remaining dressing ingredients
- in a large salad or serving bowl add the spinach, top with the Brussels sprouts, and apple
- drizzle on the dressing and add the blue cheese
- season to taste
- serve immeiately
recipe source French Press
Some days I now there isn’t even time throw some things into the slow cooker, or maybe the kids are on their own – hello back to school nights; we’ve been trying out Blakes All Natural meals. Can you say chicken and dumplings. The kids are hooked on the mac and cheese, as in they want it every night. The meals are delicious, use all natural and organic ingredients, and in a pinch make a great family meal; just add the salad.