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Every year I like to work something new and unique into my Thanksgiving meal, and this year it’s going to be this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad. Whether you’re planning a big family gathering this year, or something more cozy and intimate, this Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad will steal the show. This gorgeous mix of roasted Brussels Sprouts, sweet potatoes, pecans, goat cheese, and a tangy-sweet maple Dijon dressing is as gorgeous as it is delicious. And not only is it easy to make, but it was also super budget-friendly because I got all of the ingredients at ALDI—my favorite one-stop-shop for Thanksgiving. 🙌
Keep Your Thanksgiving Budget In Check
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What’s in Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
This salad is super simple, but totally elegant. It has a very short list of ingredients (all of which I got at ALDI), including the homemade maple dijon vinaigrette. Here’s what you’ll need for this salad:
- Fresh Brussels sprouts*
- Fresh sweet potatoes*
- Southern Grove Chopped Pecans*
- Emporium Selection Original Goat Cheese Log
- Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Salt & Pepper
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And then the homemade vinaigrette is made with: Specially Selected 100% Pure Maple Syrup, Simply Nature Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Burman’s Dijon Mustard, Simply Nature Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, Stonemill Garlic Powder, salt, and pepper. BOOM. So easy.
How Much Does THis Make?
This recipe makes about 5 cups of salad or about 4-6 regular dinner-sized servings. If you want to make a bigger batch for a larger Thanksgiving, simply double the recipe and roast the Brussels Sprouts and Sweet Potatoes on two baking sheets (one for each).
What Else Can I Add?
If you want to take this salad up a notch, you have a few great options. Try browning some bacon in a skillet and using the bacon grease to oil up the Brussels and sweet potatoes before roasting, then crumble the bacon over the salad at the end. You can also add dried cranberries for a little extra sweetness.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad
- 1 lb. Brussels sprouts* ($2.89)
- 1 lb. sweet potatoes* ($0.86)
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil ($0.26)
- 1/8 tsp salt ($0.01)
- 1/8 tsp pepper ($0.01)
- 1/3 cup Southern Grove Chopped Pecans* ($0.78)
- 2 oz. goat cheese ($1.00)
Maple Dijon Vinaigrette
- 2 Tbsp maple syrup ($0.64)
- 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar ($0.15)
- 1 tsp Dijon mustard ($0.02)
- 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil ($0.52)
- 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp salt ($0.02)
- 1/4 tsp pepper ($0.02)
- Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes into ¾-inch cubes.
- Line a large baking sheet with parchment, then add the Brussels sprouts to one side and the sweet potatoes to the other side. Drizzle olive oil over the vegetables and add a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss until the vegetables are coated in oil.
- Transfer the vegetables to the oven and roast for 20 minutes. Give the vegetables a good stir, keeping them each on their own side, then roast for an additional 10 minutes or until the Brussels sprouts are browned and the sweet potatoes are tender.
- While the vegetables are roasting, make the maple Dijon vinaigrette. Whisk together the maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, Dijon mustard, olive oil, garlic powder, salt, and pepper.
- Add the chopped pecans to a skillet and place over medium heat. Stir and cook the pecans for 2-3 minutes, or just until they begin to smell toasty, then remove them from the heat.
- Once the vegetables have finished roasting, transfer them to a large bowl and add the toasted nuts. Drizzle with half of the vinaigrette and toss to coat. Add more dressing to your liking.
- Crumble the goat cheese over the salad just before serving. Enjoy!
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How to Make Roasted Brussels Sprouts Salad – Step by Step Photos
Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Wash one pound of Brussels Sprouts and slice them in half.
Peel and dice one pound of sweet potatoes into ¾-inch cubes.
Place the prepared Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes on a large sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Drizzle with 2 Tbsp olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Toss each vegetable until well coated in oil, keeping the two vegetables separated on the sheet pan.
Make sure the vegetables are spread out in a single layer on the sheet pan. Transfer the sheet pan to the preheated 400ºF oven and roast for 20 minutes, then stir, and roast for an additional 10 minutes, or until the Brussels sprouts are nicely browned and the sweet potatoes are tender. If one vegetable reaches doneness before the other, simply scoop it off the sheet pan and continue roasting the other until it reaches your desired level of doneness.
While the vegetables are in the oven, prepare the maple Dijon vinaigrette. Whisk together 2 Tbsp maple syrup, 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp Dijon mustard, ¼ cup olive oil, ¼ tsp garlic powder, ¼ tsp salt, and ¼ tsp pepper. Set the dressing aside.
Add ⅓ cup chopped pecans to a skillet and heat over medium, stirring often, for about 2-3 minutes or until the pecans begin to smell toasty. Remove them from the heat as soon as you begin to smell the nutty aroma.
Once the sweet potatoes are tender and the Brussels sprouts are browned, remove them from the oven.
Add the roasted vegetables to a large bowl, then add the toasted pecans. Drizzle half of the dressing over top, then gently toss until everything is combined. Add more dressing to your liking.
Crumble about 2 oz. goat cheese over the salad just before serving. Enjoy!
The vinaigrette in this recipe combined with the sweet potato and brussels sprouts is D I V I N E! I made this and omitted the nuts but it was so, so good! Loved how fast and easy it was as well!
Delicious fall side. Great flavors and textures and paired very well with baked chicken breast!
This was delicious! Everyone asked for the recipe. I did add bacon and pomegranate seeds just because I had extra from other recipes I was making. You won’t regret making this!
This was really good! The roasted veg came out great, the flavors and textures are a great mix. It’s a hearty vegetarian dish, will make it often in the winter. Thanks Beth!
I made this recipe tonight to test it out before Thanksgiving. It was really, really good!! I will definately be making this dish again to share on Thanksgiving.
Made this for dinner alongside some baked chicken cutlets and it was easy and delicious. I agree that it would make a great Thanksgiving side.
This looks great. Can you recommend a nut substitution for the Pecans? One of my friends is allergic.
Try walnuts! XOXO -Monti
The first time I’ve ever written a recipe review. This was great and turned out to be everything I was hoping for. Made this with some broiled Cajun salmon and cheesy scalloped potatoes. This was the perfect pairing and felt very Fall! Will be adding this to my rotation and perhaps even making as a side dish this thanksgiving!
I would give this recipe 6 out of 5 stars if I could. A dedicated Aldi shopper and Budget Bytes follower, I did a little happy dance when I saw this recipe. I prefer my vegetables a little crispier (or maybe my oven is just super old), so I baked the sweet potatoes for 35 minutes and the Brussels for 40 minutes and they turned out great. Definitely will be coming back to this recipe many times over.
Delicious Vegan Food. I will give an excellent rating for everything.
Can this be a cold salad and made ahead of time? I definitely don’t have an extra oven on Thanksgiving to roast vegetables for a salad.
You can serve this cold, but it will dull the flavors. I would recommend making it ahead of time, leaving the cheese out, and then warming it up as your turkey rests. Then add the cheese and serve. If you don’t want to use your oven, you can warm it in a large pan on the stovetop. XOXO -Monti
Would you wait to add dressing till you rewarm the roasted veggies if made day before?
It depends on the texture you’re looking for. The dressing will soak through but leave a softer texture if you do it the day before. I prefer just before serving because I still get some of that nice crispness on the outer leaves of the sprouts. If I were you, I’d dress a few the night before- just to see if you like it, as an experiment, and as guidance for next time. Just make sure to label the bowl, so no one gobbles up your experiment before you decipher your results! (Also, could I be any more of a nerd? Good Lord. Decipher results. Sigh.) XOXO -Monti
This salad looks amazing- I don’t know if I can wait until thanksgiving to make it! Also have to say that I love this partnership. Aldi is my favorite grocery store for finding both my normal everyday groceries and fun, new things to try without it being wildly expensive, and Budget Bytes is my favorite recipe site, so this just brings me a lot of joy. :)