🥬 Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
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There are a handful of ways to truly enjoy Brussels Sprouts - whole roasted/grilled/pan-fried (fat), steamed (water) and raw (acid). Done right, each of these methods yields a delicious, nutrition-packed dish that makes eating this little brassica a lot more exciting.
I love a good roasted Brussels Sprouts dish. Love Fish in Sydney does amazing Spicy Char-grilled Brussels Sprouts with black beans that I am very close to finessing and will share soon (exciting! because this is a dish that will grace your gatherings and Christmas dinner tables). But roasting, pan-frying and prepping takes some time and has to be done right - like these delicious Chilli Garlic Brussels Sprouts. And quite often, I can be a lazy cook.
So full disclosure - my favourite way to eat Brussels Sprouts is shaved and in a salad. Because it requires no cooking.
My Lemony Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is full of texture and incredible savoury-citrusy flavours heightened by the crunch of sweet apple. We had this last night for dinner with grilled protein and it was delicious and satisfying!
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If you love cauliflower, cabbage, broccoli and kale - the most famous of all Brassicas; then adding Brussels sprouts to your weekly cooking roster should be a no-brainer. Punctuated by bitter or mustard-like notes that are the trademark of this genus of plants, Brussels sprouts look like miniature cabbages and are the edible buds of the plant.
In fact, I wanted to share one of my favourite vegetable photos that I shot a few years ago. It sparks many a conversation when displayed. It also shines a light on how the brassicas are similar in form and structure.
So my question to you is,
“How many (kilos!) of Brussels Sprouts do you think there are in this picture? (tell me in the comments below) (or is it even Brussels Sprouts???)
How I Prep & Shave Brussels Sprouts
For shaved Brussels sprouts salad, pick larger buds that you can hold easily and grate on your mandolin or slice thinly with a knife. (I use the Borner brand that I have had for over 20 years)
Wash and pat dry the Brussels sprouts.
Hold the knobbly stalk end and carefully grate on your mandolin.
But if you have nightmares of shaving the tip of your finger on the sharp blade, I have a cool kitchen hack for you that will keep your fingers safe …