Side Dishes

Autumn Apple Salad with Maple Dressing

Cooking method:

Ninja® Professional XL Food Processor
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total time: 15 mins
  • Skill Easy
  • Serves 5 people

Autumn Apple Salad with Maple Dressing

This salad is loaded with all the best Fall flavors. The chopped Brussels sprouts add texture to the salad and the combination of both Granny Smith and Fiji apples gives it a sweet and tart flavor. It’s the perfect base for the maple Dijon vinaigrette. This salad can easily be a dinner topped with grilled chicken or salmon or served as a hearty side dish for a family potluck.

Tip: Pecans can be substituted for walnuts or left out if needed.

Allergies

Tip: Allergy Advice

This dish contains the following allergens: Nuts, Dairy

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts, stems trimmed
  • 1 granny smith apple, cored, halved
  • 1 fuji apple, cored, halved
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans, halved
  • 4 tablespoons feta cheese
  • 4 slices cooked bacon, chopped

For the dressing

  • 5 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt, to taste
  • Ground black pepper, to taste

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Method

  • Step 1

    Install the chopping blade in the XL Precision Processor Bowl. Working in batches, place ⅓ of the brussels sprouts in the bowl. Install the lid, then select CHOP. When processing is complete, run the CHOP program again. Place chopped brussels sprouts into a large mixing bowl and repeat this step with remaining batches of brussels sprouts.

  • Step 2

    Wipe the bowl clean and install the disc spindle. Set the adjustable slicing disc to Setting 3 and place the disc on the spindle. If your unit comes with the reversible slicing/shredding disc, place the disc slicing side up.

  • Step 3

    Install lid and place an apple half into feed chute with the large food pusher installed. Select DISC, and using the medium pusher, guide the apple through the chute. Repeat with remaining apples. When all apples have been sliced, press DISC again to stop the program. Remove the lid and transfer apples to bowl with brussels sprouts.

  • Step 4

    Wipe the bowl clean and reinstall the chopping blade. Add all the dressing ingredients to the bowl in the order listed and install the lid. Select PUREE.

  • Step 5

    To assemble the salad, top Brussels sprouts and apples with dried cranberries, pecans, feta cheese, and bacon. Top with dressing and serve.