Brussel sprouts generally get a bad rap, probably due to the horrible ways in which they are generally prepared. Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad is a perfect recipe to showcase the best of this vegetable, as there is no cooking involved.
It is too easy to overcook this little gem of a vegetable, and once that occurs. Even for me, they become horrible little acid drops, devoid of enjoyment. Though as mention in the recipe Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad there is no issue with that.
Brussel Sprouts are not often thought of as a salad ingredient, I am not sure why, as they are actually perfect for the job. Why not sample it for yourself today in this awesome new recipe?
Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad
- baking tray
- Mixing bowl
- 3 cloves garlic - minced
- 3 bottled anchovies
- 2 tsp mustard
- 80 g fresh lemon juice
- 80 g mayonnaise
- 80 g EVOO
- 1 large ripe avocado
- 600 g Brussels sprouts - trimmed
- ½ bunch kale - stripped from the stalks
- Shaved parmesan to taste
- 1 baguette - cut into croutons
- 275 ml bottle EVOO
- 50 g parmesan - grated finely
- 50 g coarse polenta
- Generous pinch pink salt flakes
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- 1 tsp paprika
- Make the dressing by placing all ingredients into a food processor and blending until well combined. The dressing has a tendency to split if not blended long enough, so don’t be afraid to keep blending if needed. Set aside until ready to dress the salad.
- To make the salad, use either a mandoline or a sharp knife and shred both the Brussels sprouts and the kale. Toss with plenty of the dressing, reserving some for when you are ready to serve. Dress with the shaved parmesan and the croutons and any left over dressing to taste.
- To make the croutons, preheat the oven to 180°C and line a baking tray with parchment.
- Place all ingredients in a very large bowl and stir to combine. Spread across the prepared tray.
- Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, stirring occasionally as needed.
- When golden and fragrant, either use immediately or store in an airtight container in the fridge until use.
Every day we have the opportunity to make hundreds of choices. We are so fortunate to live in a time where information is so easily accessible and we have the opportunity and freedom to make choices that we feel are the best for us and our families.
I encourage you to continue educating yourself and others about the benefits of living a plant-based lifestyle. Cook a plant-based meal, opt-out of products like leather, watch a documentary with a family member or friend. It’s easy to feel like the choices we make are small, but when we make these choices together, we can make a big difference!