Toasty Quinoa Brussels Salad ( Special Guest Recipe)

My student guest blogger Mandy is at it again!!! Check out this awesome recipe.
Classically roasting brussels sprouts in olive oil until they are perfectly charred will never go out of style. However, here is a new twist to appreciate a combination of flavors perfectly paired with the classic vegetable, brussels sprouts. Sometimes the simplest change in a recipe can create a world of new flavors and appreciation for different dishes.
Brussels sprouts are a favorite cruciferous vegetable jam packed with vitamin C and K, which meets your daily nutritional needs with one serving! Even if you are not a brussels sprouts believer, give this recipe a try it could change your mind. The mixture of flavors from curry to raisins truly brings a unique pairing to any mealtime. With that said, I leave you with this…every day I’m brusselin’
Yield: approximately 3 – 4 servings   
  • 4 cups of brussels sprouts, shredded
  • ½ red onion, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 TB olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp curry powder
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 1 cup of cooked quinoa [can use millet, barely, farro or cuouscous]
  • ½ cup almonds, walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • ½ cup golden raisins or dried cranberries
1. Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F.
2. Cook the quinoa in a medium pan on the stovetop while you shred the brussels sprouts and chop the red onion.
3. In a large zip-lock bag, combine the shredded brussels sprouts, red onion, garlic, olive oil, lemon juice, curry powder, pepper and salt. Close bag and toss around until everything is coated equally.
4. Spread mixture in a baking pan evenly and place in the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until everything looks golden brown. Halfway through [10 minutes] take out of the oven and stir the mixture.
5. Once the 20 minutes are up, remove the brussels sprouts mixture from the oven and allow to cool for a few minutes. In a medium serving bowl combine cooked quinoa, brussels sprouts mixture, chopped nuts and dried fruit. Mix ingredients until everything is combined together.
6. Enjoy this dish warm and straight out of the oven!
Thanks Mandy!
Andy De Santis RD MPH