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Air Fried Brussel Sprout Salad

I was scrolling through Instagram one day and saw a reel for a brussels sprout salad that caught my eye. I immediately noted it down for our weekly dinner menu but forgot to save the post. After unsuccessfully trying to find it, I decided I was going to take the idea and make it my own - and honestly, I'm so glad I did because this air fried brussels sprout salad was so good! It's definitely becoming a staple in our house and is the perfect side for your favorite protein source. Enjoy!


**I've added instructions for the air fried brussels sprouts and butternut squash which can make this recipe seem complicated, but I promise you it's not! The brussels sprouts, butternut squash and farro can all be made in advance to make this super quick and easy to pull together!


Ingredients

1 bag of brussels sprouts (12-14 oz)

1 c. cooked farro

1.5 c. roasted butternut squash

3 T. olive oil

3 T. balsamic vinegar

1 t. garlic powder

1 t. cinnamon

1 T. balsamic glaze

2 T. chopped pecans

2 T. shredded parmesan

salt and pepper


Instructions

  1. Cook farro according to instructions on package; let cool for 5-10 minutes (1/2 c. uncooked farro yields about 1 c. cooked farro).

  2. Air fry brussels sprots and roast the butternut squash according to the directions below; let cool 5-10 minutes.

  3. Chop pecans.

  4. Add farro, air fried brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash and chopped pecans to a large bowl.

  5. Stir in shredded parmesan.

  6. Drizzle with balsamic glaze and mix well.

  7. Serve with your favorite protein or enjoy as is :)

Instructions - air fried brussels sprouts

  1. Wash brussels sprouts well, remove ends and cut into quarters.

  2. Add brussels sprouts to a large bowl, sprink with 2 T. olive oil, balsamic vinegar, garlic powder and salt and pepper to taste - mix well.

  3. Add to air fryer basket and cook for 13 minutes at 400 F (shake half way).

  4. When done, remove from air fryer and let cool.

*If you don't have an air fryer, roast in the over at 425 for ~25 minutes or until crispy.


Instructions - roasted butternut squash

  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.

  2. Cut butternut squash into 1/2"cubes (if using pre-cut squash) otherwise roast the entire butternut squash before cutting.

  3. Add to baking sheet and sprinkle with 1 T. olive oil, cinnamon and salt and pepper to taste; mix well.

  4. Roast for 25-30 minutes or until you can piece with a fork.

  5. Remove from oven and let cool.

*I roasted the squash ahead of time for a super quick meal


Instructions - farro

  1. Cook farro according to instructions on package

  2. Let cool for 5-10 minutes





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