Maple Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

This Maple Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad recipe makes the perfect savoury winter salad with an added natural sweetness from the apples and cranberries.

The combination of savoury and sweet make this a delicious salad to to compliment a Christmas dinner or lunch. The added pecans provide a nutritious garnish that also add another texture to the dish.

Tossing the ingredients is an effective and fun way to combine them together – see how much you can keep in the bowl!

Maple Roasted Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe


For the dressing:

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 tbsp. olive oil
  • 450g brussels sprouts trimmed
  • dash of salt and pepper
  • 50g dried cranberries
  • 50g pecans
  • 1 medium apple
  • squeeze from 1/2 lemon


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°C and line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  2. Prepare the brussels sprouts by tossing them in a bowl with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread them out evenly on the tray and roast in the oven for approximately 30 minutes or until slightly crispy on the outside.
  3. Meanwhile, make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, and dijon mustard in a small bowl. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  4. Slice the apples into thin slices and mix them in a separate bowl with lemon juice.
  5. Once the brussels sprouts have cooled, cut them into thin strips and add them to a large salad bowl. Add the sliced shallots, dried cranberries, pecans, and chopped apples, and toss them to mix them together.
  6. Drizzle over the dressing and toss some more. Serve immediately.

Arabella Ogilvie

Arabella Ogilvie

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Arabella has a Bachelor of Science degree in Physiology from the University of Glasgow where she covered health topics ranging from the physiological effects of exercise and nutrition, to psychology and neuroscience.

She has a lifelong interest in sport and fitness, including running, swimming, hockey, and especially rowing. At university, Arabella was a keen rower and competed in the first boat at events such as the prestigious Henley Women’s Regatta, The Scottish Boat Race, and British University Championships, and won Novice Rower of the year in her first year.

In her spare time, Arabella loves to train in the gym and practice yoga and meditation. She is passionate about the natural world and will take any opportunity to be outdoors.

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