What’s in Season?

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Brussel SproutsIf you’re wondering what produce is in season, I got you covered. For this month there are a variety of fruits and vegetables, including artichokes, broccoli, brussel sprouts, cauliflower, leeks, lettuce, mushrooms, parsnips, pineapples, radishes, rutabagas, and turnips. I wanted to share with you a recipe that highlights brussel sprouts. Brussel sprouts are high in nutrients, fiber, and rich in antioxidants. For this delicious brussel sprout salad you will need:

  • 2 lbs brussels sprouts, halved 
  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • ¼ cup lemon juice 
  • 1 can low-sodium chickpeas, drained 
  • ¼ cup craisins 
  • 1 cup spinach
  • 1 avocado, sliced 
  • 1 teaspoon salt 
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper

First you will boil the brussel sprouts for 3 minutes and drain the water. In a separate large bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add the chickpeas, craisins, and spinach to the oil mixture. Lastly, add the brussel sprout and fold in the avocado. Make sure to check out the Monroe Farmer’s Market for your brussel sprouts. Since they are in season, you’ll definitely save some dollars! For more information on this recipe, check out ncefnep.org. Enjoy!

Source: https://ncefnep.org/brussels-sprout-salad/

https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/benefits-of-brussels-sprouts