This shaved brussels sprout salad with caesar salad dressing is crisp and crunchy with a tangy, creamy caesar dressing. It is a great salad to make in advance since it won’t wilt like lettuce.
When our kids were growing up they were not that keen on brussels sprouts but I finally learned, quite by accident, that if I called them ‘baby cabbages’ they would eat them excitedly. Isn’t it curious how we adults learn to manipulate our kids’ ideas on food.
I do confess though, I was an adult before I learned to enjoy brussels sprouts. I have also learned how healthy they are for you! For instance, if they are steamed they have a cholesterol-lowering benefit, they are high in fiber, and recent research indicates they may also be a protection to cancer.
Dahn and I spent a fun day together last week and went shopping in Seattle. We stopped for lunch in a lovely restaurant and ordered their brussels sprout salad. The shaved brussels created a light and delicate slaw that was tossed with a caesar dressing. That salad was so good that it inspired me to create one at home.
I used the thinnest slicing attachment to my food processor to shave these little guys. This salad has a creamy caesar dressing tossed over a fluffy cloud of shaved brussels sprouts, chopped parsley and finally sprinkled with crunchy cashews. It is great at lunch-time, a snack or included as a main meal. I can even imagine Dahn eating it for breakfast!
I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I have.
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- Blackberry-Feta Salad with Mache
Serving Size 1
Amount Per ServingCalories 295 Total Fat 28g Saturated Fat 4g Trans Fat 0g Unsaturated Fat 23g Cholesterol 4mg Sodium 297mg Carbohydrates 10g Fiber 3g Sugar 2g Protein 4g