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Roast Sumac Sprout Salad

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Sprouts are not just for Christmas…!

Brussel sprouts? Bleugh you may say, but give this recipe a go! It really is one of my favourite salads at the moment. You can eat it warm or it is delicious cold too. (It makes a super tasty packed lunch).

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You have  a real contrast of complimentary flavours & textures: slight bitterness of the sprouts contrasting with the sweetness of pomegranate seeds & dried cranberries, crunchiness of the toasted cashew nuts & pumpkin seeds & delicate sweetness & softness from the roasted squash. There is also heat from chilli flakes & a lemony twist imparted by the sumac & a fresh verdant burst from extra virgin olive oil. It is certainly a case of eat the rainbow!

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It is also so easy & quick to prepare!

Preparation time: 12-15 mins

Cooking time: 40 mins

Ingredients:

To roast:

220g Brussel sprouts, halved lengthways

320g squash wedges

1 tsp chilli flakes (increase to 1 1/2 tsp if you like things hotter!)

1/2 tsp sumac

1 tbsp coconut oil

salt & pepper

60g raw cashews

 

Remaining salad ingredients:

196g pomegranate seeds (possibly from rom 1 very large pomegranate)

15g pumpkin seeds

20g dried cranberries

1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

optional: 1.2 tbsp honey/ maple syrup/ agave if you like thiongs sweeter

To garnish: sprinkle of ground flaxseed

 

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Method:

Set the oven to 180ºC (160ºC fan). Line a large baking sheet or tin with baking parchment.

Mix together the halved sprouts, squash wedges, chilli flakes, sumac with melted coconut oil & plenty of salt & pepper.

Roast for 30 mins before adding the raw cashews. Roast for a further 10 mins (the cashews will turn golden).

Then stir in the pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds, dried cranberries along with 1 tbsp of extra-virgin olive oil & honey/ maple syrup/ agave, if using.

Garnish with a sprinkle of ground flaxseed & serve. Enjoy!

Don’t forget you can find my favourite recipes in my FREE eBook here.

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