We all have childhood food memories that are far from pleasant. For me, dinner was always a dreaded event. Had I been given a bowl of rice with butter, I would have been a very happy little girl, but of course, that was not the case. Brussels sprouts were one of the worst foods, bitter and just all around unpleasant. Thankfully, I have learned how to cook them so that they are not bitter and they are now a dish that I absolutely love. We change :)
I came across this recipe for a Brussels Sprouts and Quinoa Salad. Since I could eat quinoa everyday of the week, I had to give it a try. Quinoa is an all around great food, mixes well with so many dishes and supplies a complete protein.
I enjoy dried cranberries that are infused with orange oil, so I used those in this recipe and it really enhanced the orange vinaigrette. My chives are up, so I think I will garnish the salad with some fresh chives as well. Other than using red quinoa, I made no other changes to the recipe.
You can find the recipe and a great printable version HERE. I think you'll love it!!!