Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

My friend Marianne sent me this recipe which she makes all the time.  Looks so delicious I plan to make it next weekend.  The recipe comes from epicurious.com recipes. As Marianne says; it is a salad of raw kale and brussels sprouts which tastes like a “super food”. It’s a great accompaniment to fish or meat and she says the dressing is so good she makes double the recipe and uses it on other greens as well.  See recipe below and let me know what you think if you decide to make it.

Yields 8-10 servings

kale+brusselssprout salad

Kale-Brussels Sprouts Salad

1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon minced shallot
1 small garlic clove, finely grated
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt plus more for seasoning
Freshly ground black pepper
2 large bunches of Tuscan kale (about 1 1/2 pounds total), center stem discarded, leaves thinly sliced
12 ounces brussels sprouts, trimmed, finely grated or shredded with a knife
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil, divided
1/3 cup almonds with skins, coarsely chopped
1 cup finely grated Pecorino

Combine lemon juice, Dijon mustard, shallot, garlic, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and a pinch of pepper in a small bowl. Stir to blend; set aside to let flavors meld. Mix thinly sliced kale and shredded brussels sprouts in a large bowl.
Measure 1/2 cup oil into a cup. Spoon 1 tablespoon oil from cup into a small skillet; heat oil over medium-high heat. Add almonds to skillet and stir frequently until golden brown in spots, about 2 minutes. Transfer nuts to a paper towel–lined plate. Sprinkle almonds lightly with salt.
Slowly whisk remaining olive oil in cup into lemon-juice mixture. Season dressing to taste with salt and pepper. DO AHEAD: Dressing, kale mixture, and toasted almonds can be prepared 8 hours ahead. Cover dressing and kale mixture separately and chill. Cover almonds and let stand at room temperature.
Add dressing and cheese to kale mixture; toss to coat. Season lightly with salt and pepper. Garnish with almonds.

Bon Appétit
November 2011
by Susan Spungen

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2 thoughts on “Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad

  1. Hi Cindy,

    Hmm, this recipe has me a bit perplexed- not sure how it will taste. I’ll look forward to your feedback when you make it.

    Ciao!

    Suzanne

    PS, I do so enjoy your blog!

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