The following recipe originally appeared on Cheeky Kitchen. This version was slightly edited for thatsitfruit.com.
That’s it. snack bars are an easy way to get your fruits and veggies on the go, but when you have a little extra time on your hands, they also make for a delicious ingredient in savory and sweet recipes.
Missing a produce-packed recipe at the Thanksgiving table? This warm, harvest saladfrom Brooke Lark of Cheeky Kitchen is a delicious, healthy side dish. It includes the best autumn veggies, tossed with couscous, That's it Apple + Pear Bars, and a delicious maple-lemon vinaigrette. And, because it only takes 25 minutes to prepare, you have more time to relax with family and friends!Not only is it a great Thanksgiving side dish, but it’s a healthy, warm salad that you can enjoy on any cold weather day.
- 1 large sweet potato
- 4 Tbsp olive oil or ghee
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, sliced
- 3/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 3 Tbsp pure maple syrup
- 8 oz Israeli couscous, cooked
- 3/4 cup roasted cashews
- 1/2 cup diced purple onion
- 4 That's It fruit bars (pear + apple), diced
- 2 fresh lemons (juiced and zested)
- Fresh thyme
- Salt and pepper
Microwave sweet potato just until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove, cool slightly, peel and dice. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat. Add diced sweet potato, and cook just until the edges begin to brown. Add brussels sprouts to pan. Stir-fry until tender, about 3-4 minutes. Toss cranberries and maple syrup into pan. Cook just until berries begin to pop. Remove pan from heat. Toss in couscous, cashews, onion, That's It bars, lemon juice and zest. Salt and pepper, to taste. If desired, garnish with fresh thyme.
Prep time: 15 mins
Cook time: 10 mins
Total time: 25 mins
Yield: 6 servings