Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with Feta and Tomatoes

This weekend we joined the masses of young first time home buyers as we embarked on the search for our first home! We’ve been having a blast going to open houses, determining our hopes and dreams and seeing a huge range of homes.  It is fun to imagine what we could do with each space, particularly those that need a little TLC (which we seem to be drawn to). While we are far from being naturally handy, we both appreciate rolling up our sleeves up and figuring out new projects.   I have no idea where this journey will take us, but I’m looking forward to a spring filled with this new adventure!

This salad is one that I often make as a quick and easy side dish. It’s perfect for using up the end of a bag of brussels sprouts, or if you want to add an extra veggie to the table when guests come over.  Enjoy!

Ingredients:

  • Brussels Sprouts
  • Feta Cheese (I just usually just eyeball a few shakes from the tub)
  • Grape Tomatoes cut into small pieces (I do 1/4 slices)

Steps and Notes:

  1. Cut the brussels into ribbons
    • I do this by first cutting off the stem, then cutting the sprout into slices in the top to bottom direction.  Then, I turn the sprout 90 degrees and cut the sprout in slices again.  This creates small ribbons!
  2. In a saute pan, briefly warm some oil and cook the sprouts for 2-3 minutes on low heat. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
    • Note: Using high heat will brown the sprouts and make them crispy. The goal is that they are warm and soft.
  3. Remove the sprouts from the heat and place in a mixing bowl.
  4. Add the feta and tomatoes and mix gently.

 

Serve warm!

 

Thoughts for Next Time:

  • This would also be tasty with some heat, perhaps red pepper flakes or a tiny bit of cayenne
  • A bit of avocado would also be nice on top

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8 comments

  1. What a beautifully simple salad! And best wishes on finding your perfect new home!

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  2. Deb, house hunting is the best. What is great is that when you find something you both are drawn to, that is just the beginning of making it your own. Enjoy 🙂 and when the right house comes along, you will know it.
    I really like this simple salad, thanks for a great recipe. 🙂

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    1. I agree! I can’t wait to find a place and then make it our own (though I acknowledge that the process is going to take some time). So glad you like this salad! It’s such a simple gem.

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  3. Gorgeous! I love using sprouts in salads

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    1. And good luck in your house hunting – very exciting!

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      1. Thank You! It is very exciting indeed!

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