Thanksgiving Salad Must-Have

This is the second salad that my girlfriend Laura has turned me onto that I've become literally obsessed with. She brought this salad originally for our Fall-themed girls night, and I haven't been able to get it out of my head since.

I made a few changes and just had to share because it is the perfect 5-minute salad (minus the quinoa) to bring to Thanksgiving. Or practice Thanksgiving.

The Goods:
I will double this recipe for Thanksgiving
1c Cooked Quinoa
1 bag shaved brussels sprouts bought pre-done at TJ's
7-8 pitted dates, sliced into thin strips
Shaved parmesan 

Whisk the following
1/2 cup olive oil
1/4 cup of apple cider vinegar
1/4 cup of stone ground dijon mustard
1tbsp of maple syrup
Good shakes of sea salt

Massage the dressing (with your hands) into the salad and let it chill for ten minutes before serving.
Fancy but simple. 
 It's amazing.


  1. Yum! I quinoa and brussel sprouts so this sounds just perfect to me!

  2. So glad you shared this one!! It looks awesome!

  3. I am looking for some Thanksgiving recipes, this sounds perfect

  4. Pinning this - I can't get enough brussels sprouts lately! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Pinned! We are Brussels sprouts fanatics and I love a maple Dijon dressing!

  6. YUMZ!!!!!! Totally making -I'm all over quinoa and Brussels this season.