Chef Jennifer Jasinski has this healthy recipe for Brussels sprout, cauliflower and radicchio salad on the menu at her restaurant Rioja for fall and winter. The balance of roasted vegetables alongside the tang of the oranges and the chewy sweetness from the apricots is a crowd-pleaser.

Jennifer Jasinski
Source: EatingWell Magazine, November/December 2016




Hazelnut Vinaigrette


Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat oven to 500 degrees F.

  • To prepare vinaigrette: Place 2 tablespoons hazelnuts, vinegar, water and mustard in a food processor or blender; process until as smooth as possible. With the motor running, add 1/4 cup oil in a slow stream through the feed tube until well blended. Add the remaining 2 tablespoons hazelnuts, thyme, 3/4 teaspoon salt and pepper; process for a few seconds more or until the consistency is loose and chunky. Transfer to a small container and stir in shallot.

  • To prepare salad: Toss Brussels sprouts with oil and salt on a large rimmed baking sheet. Roast until tender, 5 to 7 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, suprême the oranges: Cut a thin slice off the top and bottom of each. Place on a flat surface. Slice off the peel and white pith below, following the curve of the fruit as you go. Holding the fruit over a large bowl, use a small sharp knife to cut between the membrane and each segment, letting the segments drop into the bowl. Drain any juice from the bowl.

  • Add the Brussels sprouts to the oranges along with cauliflower, radicchio, apricots and hazelnuts. Drizzle with the vinaigrette and gently toss to combine.


To make ahead: Refrigerate the dressing for up to 5 days.

Nutrition Facts

201 calories; protein 4.3g; carbohydrates 16.3g; dietary fiber 4.6g; sugars 9g; fat 14.8g; saturated fat 1.7g; vitamin a iu 575.5IU; vitamin c 72.3mg; folate 78.4mcg; calcium 58.4mg; iron 1.6mg; magnesium 39.4mg; potassium 520.1mg; sodium 167.4mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Nice combo of roasted and toasted and sweet. I used one medium head of cheddar cabbage which worked well. Definitely took longer than 35min but I guess that's if all of the prep in the ingredient list has been done in advance. Read More