So I know salads are not typically a Sunday thing.
But this Caramelized Brussels Sprout Salad just seemed like more of a Sunday thing.
I mean, this is not your typical salad, and to be honest, it is more of a side dish than a salad. This is a warm salad with all the fixins. There are caramelized brussels sprouts, apples, pecans, crispy bacon, blue cheese and the sweetest, savoriest caramel apple vinaigrette that can be kind of addicting.
Can you tell I am ready for the official start of fall on Tuesday? I have tried so hard these last couple weeks not to be too heavy into fall-like foods, but as of last Friday, I pretty much just gave up on that.
Falls foods are my favorite, and every year the season flies by even quicker. So I hope you are ready for apples, pumpkins, pomegranates, roasted everything and lots of sweets.
Come on, that totally makes you excited. You know it does.
Ok but anyway, I am eager to tell you about this salad because it’s another post for my favorite pasta company DeLallo. DeLallo has created a line of “salad savors” and they are the coolest thing ever.
Basically the idea is that the salad savors give you all the toppings every delicious salad needs. All that is left for you to do is add some greens, maybe a protein if you are into that, or maybe a fun dressing. It makes dinner prep SO easy and convenient.
Today I am showing you how I used the Vibrant Blue Salad Savors.
I took the pecans and dried cherries out of the DeLallo Salad Savors box and stirred them into a mix of caramelized onions and apples. Perfect for fall, right?? Then I needed a dressing, so for some reason a caramel apple vinaigrette sounded pretty darn good. I love sweet and savory flavors together and that is this salad. Last up – I took the blue cheese from the Salad Savors box and sprinkled it on top of the salad.
This is definitely a side salad, actually now that I am thinking about it, it is sort of perfect as a Thanksgiving side. I know, Tieghan shut up, it is not even October. But hey, just thinkin ahead for you and bonus that it is such an easy salad to make.
When I served this for dinner, I made it into more of a heartier salad by adding a fried egg and a side of creamy polenta. Delicious either way.
If you’ve never had caramelized brussels sprouts, now is the time to start. Plus, if you start now, you will still have all of fall + winter to eat and enjoy them. Caramelization makes everything so much better, and caramelized brussels sprouts are one of my favorites. Top them off with these DeLallo Salad Savors toppings and this caramel apple vinaigrette dressing and you’ll have a salad that everyone will love.
And how cool is the idea of Salad Savors? I love it!
*This post is sponsored by DeLallo Foods. All opinions are of course my own.
Oh and another idea – roast a chicken today, make this salad, and Sunday dinner is done. Bonus, the house will smell all kinds of amazing!