Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad

I think this recipe came from O Magazine. I’ve made it for a few holiday dinners now, and it is a surprisingly big hit given how many people don’t like Brussels sprouts. Since they are raw, the flavor is very mild. This raw brussels sprouts salad recipe makes a lot, and could be halved for a smaller crowd.

Ingredients
1 cup sliced or slivered almonds, toasted
2 lbs Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced (like coleslaw)
1/4 cup salad dressing quality olive oil
3 Tbsp lemon juice
2 Tbsp finely sliced chives
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
3 Tbsp grated Parmesan cheese

Whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, chives, salt and pepper, then blend in the cheese. Place Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and toss with dressing. Add almonds and toss.

The most difficult part of this recipe is slicing the Brussels sprouts. It takes a long time to “thinly slice” two pounds of Brussels sprouts! This year I decided to figure out how to use my old (vintage?) Cuisine Art for more than puréeing, and couldn’t believe how well it worked! It sliced each one in an instant without creating any mush.

That was, until it fell apart. Literally. The plastic on the base cracked and the plastic blade stem cracked. (I think the base was cracked to begin with–that would explain why it was hard to get the bowl on properly.) Luckily I had another blade that was up to the job, but I can’t risk using it again. I honestly wouldn’t have missed it, but now that I have a glimpse of what a Cuisine Art can do, a new one is now at the top of my Christmas list.

What’s your favorite kitchen tool?

Do you have a recipe that was a surprising hit?

 

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11 Responses to Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad

  1. Oh, I am SO making this!! I think my food processor has a different blade that I could use too.

    My fave kitchen tool – definitely my coffee pot! Ha! Next to that, my bread machine. It's older than the hills but I've been making our own bread for almost 4 years and it makes it so much easier.

  2. Josie says:

    My favorite kitchen tool is my V slicer. Like a mandolin, but in the shape of a V. Makes slicing so much faster.

  3. Muddy Socks says:

    yummmm….this sounds so good ! I had never been a Brussels eater, until I tried them. ha! Now I'm addicted to them roasted in the oven. A bit of olive oil and kosher salt, roasted until they're brown and crusty on the outside and warm and soft in the middle. 🙂 Going to try this recipe soon! Thanks.

  4. I am going to definitely make this but… I am going to throw it in a sautee pan, I cannot handle raw foods – but the combo sounds delish! 🙂

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  6. Robbin says:

    Definitely making this – i LOVE brussels sprouts

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  7. This looks so yummy. I’m going to have to try making it this week. Thank you for sharing. #healthylivingblogs
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