Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Okay I have to admit I love the idea of super tiny coleslaw, but really this one by Shanti Ellis looks amazing!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad


A lot of people (I think) don’t know that you can actually eat Brussels sprouts raw, but you totally can!
3 Brussels sprouts (or more if they’re babies)
handful of dried cranberries (or raisins or other dried fruit)
Parmesan cheese
toasted almond slices (optional)
black pepper
rice vinegar (or wine vinegar)
olive oil (optional)

Remove any yellowed leaved from the outer layer of the sprouts.

If you have a mandolin (and chainmail glove to protect your fingers), this is a great time to use it.  If not, just slice the Brussels sprouts thinly, like you’re making super tiny coleslaw.  (Cute; right?)

Just add your shaved Brussels sprouts to a bowl and mix in the cranberries and Parmesan cheese to taste, toss with a splash of rice vinegar (which I suggest because it’s a mellower vinegar and not going to overpower the rest of the ingredients), black pepper, and olive oil if you want to add it.

Done!  : )


One response to this post.

  1. Posted by me me on February 21, 2012 at 3:32 pm

    you can save a lot of time with slaws by buying a big bag of broccoli slaw at smart n final. lasts quite awhile, saves quite a bit of time and mess. (broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, brussel sprouts – they’re all brassicas and are interchangeable in a lot of places. you do have to be careful about water content in a slaw, which is why i like the broccoli since it’s drier than your normal cabbage and much drier than something like a napa cabbage.) you can also spice up the above by doing toasted sesame oil instead of olive oil to add a real asian flair. (when i make asian slaw i put maybe two parts mayo to 1.5 parts rice vinegar to .5 parts sesame oil with some black pepper and a pinch of salt or soy saice into a jar and shake it to blend then use that to dress the (broccoli) slaw, which i spice up with dried cranberries and almond slivers if you want to be real fancy.)



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