Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad

 

Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad

Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad

There are some vegetables that have undergone a complete metamorphosis in the last few years and the humble Brussels sprouts is certainly one of them!  My childhood memory of them is that of bitter, grey-green odious orbs served up alongside mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. I was never a great fan.  But over the years of creating  veggie dishes for special family dinners, I have discovered myriad,  wondrous ways to cook these little beauties, and more recently I  have discovered raw Brussels sprouts. I had always assumed that they had to be cooked before eating, but I am happy to report that thinly sliced or shredded, they make a wonderfully crunchy base for salads, much like cabbage does to cole slaw.

Today’s salad is a gorgeous example of raw Brussels sprouts in a salad. Added crunch comes from golden toasted almond slices and ruby pomegranate seeds. Orange slices add a splash of freshness and the almond butter in the dressing adds a rich layer, so that every bite is perfectly satisfying.  I found the recipe in Taste Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue.

I will bring a giant bowl of my salad over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday.  Please come and join us, a bunch of passionate foodies who love to share their latest and greatest creations.

 

DSC_6238

Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad

Ingredients:

10 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed

4 – 6 kale leaves, stemmed

2 oranges, peeled and segmented

1/3 cup pomegranate seeds

1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds

1 tablespoon Dijon mustard

1 tablespoon honey

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 tablespoon lemon juice

1/3 cup olive oil

1 tablespoon almond butter

salt and pepper to taste

1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped

Method:

Finely shred the Brussels sprouts and kale leaves. Place in a large bowl. Add the oranges and pomegranate seeds and toss to incorporate.

In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, orange and lemon juice, almond butter, olive oil, salt and pepper and chives.

Add the dressing to the salad mixture and gently toss. Just before serving, add the almonds and toss to incorporate.

Serve immediately or within 1 hour.

Every bite has a satisfying crunch!

Every bite has a satisfying crunch!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

56 Responses to “Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad”

    • chefjulianna

      Well, thanks so much, but you know that you can join us by going to FiestaFriday.net every Friday! We love to see new “faces” and you will love the good company of so many like-minded bloggers! Check it out! Hope to see you there! 🙂

      Reply
  1. FrugalHausfrau

    This does look fantastic and the almond butter in the dressing is interesting! I’m going to steal that idea when I want to make some of my vinaigrettes creamier!

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      So glad that you like this and yes, the almond butter in the dressing is just lovely! Happy Fiesta Friday to you! 🙂

      Reply
  2. Hilda

    Fabulous salad. Thanks for the idea – both the salad and the dressing.
    Hope you have a lovely weekend.

    Reply
  3. Jenny

    Wow, this salad looks so colorful and delicious! I agree about the Brussels sprouts! I never knew they could be so good!

    Reply
  4. Jhuls

    You always make the most beautiful and super delicious salad, Chef Julianna. Thanks for bringing this at FF table. Happy FF! 🙂 xx

    Reply
  5. spiceinthecity

    I must admit Brussels sprouts are a veggie I never enjoy but this way of preparing them sure looks wonderful! Thank you Julianna 😊

    Reply
  6. chefjulianna

    Hey Naina! Well you never know! I have tried many things I had never anticipated since I have started blogging – I just may convert your taste when it comes to Brussels Sprouts! 😉

    Reply
  7. il Teo

    It looks like Brussels sprouts are the next best thing for salads! Definitely worth give them a try! 🙂

    Reply
  8. tentimestea

    So many incredible flavours in this…and I love the sound of raw brussels sprouts (I always want to right brusselsprouts). I’ve never eaten them expressly raw, but I do like eating the leaves I peel off from the outside when I’m prepping them!

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      I know what you mean! I like eating those leaves that fall off when I am sautéing them! Awesome with caramelized onions!! 🙂

      Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Hey, thanks! So glad that you are following! I hope you like what you will find here in my blog! Welcome aboard! 😀

      Reply
  9. GFLife247

    I didn’t grow up with brussels sprouts so my first memory of them is a positive one. I love your dish, it’s colorful, and crunchier brussels sprouts are my favorite. Happy FF, and have a fabulous weekend! 😀

    Reply
  10. Lily

    Oh my! This salad looks absolutely delicious, so colourful, fresh, fruity and tangy, pinned for later!

    Reply
  11. Lili

    Yum yum! I’ve always loved brussel sprouts and am very excited they’re becoming ‘popular’ and in exciting dishes like your delicious salad! Must try it – thanks for sharing! 🙂

    Reply
  12. Loretta

    So colorful, gorgeous and delicious Juliana! Lots of great crunch and summery goodness, thanks for sharing your recipe, will definitely be trying it out soon as the weather is just too muggy and hot to heat up the kitchen right now 🙂

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Sorry to hear about the muggy weather! But the good thing about salads is that we don’t need to use our stove! Yeah! 🙂

      Reply
  13. petra08

    I love raw Brussels! This salad looks delicious! I love salad mixed with fruit and this looks so good 🙂

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Hey Petra! Thanks so much! I always throw some kind of fruit into my salads! It adds so much flavour and interest! 😀

      Reply
  14. Margherita

    The only things I’m craving lately are fruits and salads… so your recipe is perfect, everything is already there!

    Reply
    • chefjulianna

      Me too, Margy! This is the time of year that I just gravitate to veggies and fruits! So glad you like this salad. 🙂

      Reply
  15. Liz

    Oh this looks absolutely wonderful. I am eating more veggies lately so this totally attracted my whole attention. I shall definitely give it a try. Have a wonderful week!

    Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Basic HTML is allowed. Your email address will not be published.

Subscribe to this comment feed via RSS

%d bloggers like this: