Prep Time: 20 minutes or less

Cook time: 10 minutes

Serves: 4-6

Description Edit

This salad is a tasty and more nutrient rich alternative to lettuce based salads during the cold winter month. Both kale and Brussel sprouts are winter vegetables and develop their best flavor after the first frost. Grow kale in your garden and you can harvest into March.

Ingredients Edit

  • 1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tablespoon whole-grain mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp coarse salt
  • 1 Tbs pure maple syrup
  • 2 Tbs cold-pressed sunflower oil
  • 1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced (= 3 cups)
  • 3 cups of leafy greens such as Swiss chard or kale, stemmed and thinly sliced

Directions Edit

  1. Preheat oven to 375
  2. Toast sunflower seeds in a single layer until golden, stirring occasionally, about 10 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  3. Stir mustard, lemon juice, salt and maple syrup together in a small bowl; whisk in oil until emulsified
  4. Toss Brussel sprouts, chard and/or kale together
  5. Add sunflower seeds
  6. Pour in dressing and toss to coat
  7. Serve immediately
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