Holiday Honey Crisp Salad

Bloom

Wendy Wesley a registered and licensed Tampa Bay, St. Petersburg and Clearwater dietitian, nutritionist and food policy activist, joins Gayle Guyardo with a healthy holiday salad.

RECIPE Holiday Honey Crisp Salad
1 cup whole-grain farro or 1 cup quinoa
2 c. low-sodium vegetable broth or water
1 1/2 tsp. kosher salt

1/3 c. extra virgin olive oil
3 tbsp. apple cider vinegar or rice vinegar
1 tbsp. Dijon mustard
2 tsp. honey
Freshly ground black pepper
2 c. lightly packed arugula
2 medium HoneyCrisp apples, cubed
1/4 c. toasted pecans or walnuts, roughly chopped

1 cup shaved raw Brussels Sprouts
Optional: Feta, Goat or shaved Parmesan cheese

In a medium saucepan, combine farro or quinoa, vegetable broth or water, salt, and bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and let cook, stirring occasionally, until the grain is tender and no broth remains, about 30 minutes. Transfer to a large bowl to cool.

Make dressing: in a medium bowl, combine the olive oil with vinegar, mustard, and honey and season with salt and pepper.

Assemble salad: Arrange the grain on a white serving plate or individual salad plates as a base and pile arugula, Brussels sprouts, apples and nuts on top in a colorful mound. Sprinkle the salad with the cheese and drizzle dressing over salad right before serving or serve the dressing on the side.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.

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