By Laurenda Marie Bennett
Brussels sprouts, carrots, parmesan and toasted walnuts plus a yummy lemony garlic dressing equals a simple and refreshing salad.
It’s bright, flavorful and perfect for spring and summer.
Brussels sprouts are like adorable mini cabbages.
Eaten raw, they taste like cabbage, too. Yum!
My 10-year-old self would have cringed at this salad.
However, thankfully I grew up and developed a taste for real food, and I’m so grateful for that!
This is the perfect salad to accompany your next BBQ, or serve as a side dish at dinner!
It's guaranteed to be a hit for all, while delivering nourishment through a plethora of vitamins and minerals.
Raw Brussels Sprout and Carrot Salad
Recipe type: Side or salad
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cooking time: 25 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
Serves: Six people
Ingredients1 bunch Brussels sprouts3 large carrots½ cup parmesan cheese, shredded¾ cup walnuts, chopped
For the salad
For the dressing½ cup extra virgin olive oil1 tablespoon white wine vinegar1 tablespoon white balsamic vinegarjuice of half a lemonzest of full lemon½ teaspoon granulated garlic or 1 minced garlic clove2 teaspooons of honey1 teaspoon saltPepper to taste
InstructionsFor the dressing, whisk together olive oil, lemon juice, lemon zest, vinegars, garlic, honey, salt & pepper and set aside.Rinse the Brussels sprouts, remove hard ends, and pull off any yellow outer leaves.Thinly slice and place into a medium bowl.Rinse and peel carrots. Julienne using a mandolin (or slice thin by hand) and place into bowl with Brussels sprouts.Add grated parmesan cheese and mix together.Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to evenly coat.Cover the salad with saran wrap and chill in fridge until ready to serve (best if chilled at least four hours).Before serving, toast the walnuts in a fry pan over medium heat, about five (5) minutes, and incorporate into salad.
Laurenda Marie Bennett authors the cooking blog Laurenda Marie and is a contributor on food and cooking for 100.5 The River the second and fourth Wednesday of each month. You can follow Laurenda on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram and Google+.
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