Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts & Kale Salad
Slightly sweet and slightly tart, this Honey Mustard Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad will give you that crunchy salad taste you've been searching for with completely clean ingredients!
FYI, I'm about to ramble about a company that I love. This isn't even close to sponsored, I just really, really, really, really love this company.
They make all sorts of yummy dressings and condiments (plus salad kits & marinades!) that appeal to a ton of different dietary types. I've used their ketchup, barbecue sauce, honey mustard, zesty ranch, lemon garlic dressing, balsamic dressing, creamy ranch dressing... should I keep going? I seriously don't have a single bad thing to say about them. They are all full of clean ingredients. There are tons that are paleo and whole 30 approved. AND I can find them in local stores (thanks Whole Foods!)
Yes, I could easily make dressings at home, and I do, but for when I'm not up to it or I want to try something different, Tessemae's is legit. They frequently run sales and really aren't that expensive to begin with. Apparently they re-branded recently too, which I am telling you for no other reason than the fact that their labels and packaging look way better now. If I bought a product based on it's label, this would be it. Also, because the label has the ingredients which are ALWAYS CLEAN.
Now that I'm done with my lovey dovey Tessemae's rant, I'm about to give you a new recipe that I'm obsessed with. I use Tessemae's Organic Honey Mustard dressing in it, but if you don't want to use that, don't like it (you crazy?) or have easier access to another product, that's totally fine! Just sub that in instead.
Since it's almost summer time (maybe? hopefully?) I've been in the salad mood a lot, but I've quickly tired of the traditional lettuce base. I've fully supported the brussels sprouts salad base train from afar and have now decided to jump on. For this salad, I've combined shredded sprouts with kale for a tasty, slightly crunchy base. The green apple gives it a nice tart twist to counteract the slight sweetness of the honey mustard sauce. There's also olive oil to add in some healthy fat and thin the dressing out a bit. I like to pair mine with some tuna salad, but I bet it'd be great with another protein too! It's the perfect dish for tons of different lifestyles including gluten free, paleo, dairy free and vegetarian!
- 5 oz baby kale, chopped
- 10 oz shaved brussels sprouts (I buy preshaved at Trader Joe's or Whole Foods)
- 1-2 green apples, cubed
- 3/4 cup sliced almonds
- 1/2 cup Tessemae's Honey Mustard (or other brand)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil