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!
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
Cook farro according to instructions on package; let cool for 5-10 minutes (1/2 c. uncooked farro yields about 1 c. cooked farro).
Air fry brussels sprots and roast the butternut squash according to the directions below; let cool 5-10 minutes.
Add farro, air fried brussels sprouts, roasted butternut squash and chopped pecans to a large bowl.
Stir in shredded parmesan.
Drizzle with balsamic glaze and mix well.
Serve with your favorite protein or enjoy as is :)
Instructions - air fried brussels sprouts
Wash brussels sprouts well, remove ends and cut into quarters.
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.
Add to air fryer basket and cook for 13 minutes at 400 F (shake half way).
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
Preheat oven to 425 F.
Cut butternut squash into 1/2"cubes (if using pre-cut squash) otherwise roast the entire butternut squash before cutting.
Add to baking sheet and sprinkle with 1 T. olive oil, cinnamon and salt and pepper to taste; mix well.
Roast for 25-30 minutes or until you can piece with a fork.
Remove from oven and let cool.
*I roasted the squash ahead of time for a super quick meal
Instructions - farro
Cook farro according to instructions on package
Let cool for 5-10 minutes