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Shaved brussel sprouts salad served in large bowl, topped with feta, walnuts, cranberries and raisins

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad w/ Honey Citrus Dressing


  • Author: Suzy Karadsheh
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 6 1x

Description

Shaved brussels sprouts, combined with peppery arugula, crunchy bell peppers and sweet apples. To add a sweet, festive touch, we have dried cranberries and raisins. A handful of nutty walnuts and a sprinkle of crumbled feta are the finishing touches. A simple honey-citrus dressing brings everything together.


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Ingredients

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 6 oz baby arugula
  • 1 red bell pepper, cored and sliced into thin sticks
  • 2 shallots, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 large apple (I used Gala apple), cored, halved and thinly sliced
  • Handful crumbled feta cheese
  • Handful walnut hearts
  • Handful raisins and/or dried cranberries

For Honey Citrus Dressing

  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil (I used Early Harvest Greek extra virgin olive oil)
  • 1 large lemon, juice of
  • 1 to 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp quality honey, more to your liking
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • Kosher salt
  • Black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sumac (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the honey-citrus dressing. In a small bowl or mason jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider, honey, garlic, salt, pepper and sumac (if using.) Set aside for now.
  2. Shave brussels sprouts. First, cut the stem and remove any bad leaves. Give the brussels sprouts a good rinse and dry. Now, to shave them, you can use a food processor fitted with a slicing attachment. Add the brussels sprouts and pulse until thinly sliced (you can also just use a knife to thinly slice brussels sprouts. Read the post above for more tips.)
  3. Rinse shredded brussels sprouts and drain very well (use a salad spinner if you need to.)
  4. Assemble the shaved brussels sprouts salad. Place shaved brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Add baby arugula, bell peppers, shallots, and apple slices. Give the dressing a little whisk and pour over the salad, mix to combine. Add feta cheese, walnut hearts, raisins and cranberries. Give the salad another gentle mix. Enjoy!

Notes

  • Prepare Ahead Tip: you can prepare the dressing and refrigerate in a tightly-closed mason jar overnight. You can also prepare brussels sprouts, clean and shred them. Be sure to dry them very well, I use a salad spinner and I also pat them dry using some paper towels.  Save them in the fridge in a separate container overnight until you are ready to assemble the salad.
  • Cook’s Tip for Best Flavor: Once you add the dressing, it’s a good idea to let this salad rest a few minutes before serving it. This allows the flavors to meld (2o minutes or so.)
  • For vegan option, omit the feta cheese.
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  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Tossed
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean/American

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