When I was planning our holiday meals I knew I wanted to include lots and lots of greens. As I was searching epicurious I came across this salad and it sounded simple and delicious. My family loves brussel sprouts and I adore kale (duh!) so this seemed like the perfect marriage. This shredded brussel sprout and kale salad ended up being a big hit around our table not only from the veggie inclined but from the omnivores as well.
Always wanting to give credit to the original source, here is the link but be warned, my version deviates so much that it almost doesn’t seem like the same salad. I simplified my recipe a lot, not so much because I didn’t like the idea of cheese and nuts but because it was the last thing I made that night and I simply forgot to add them. My mom and Michael both said they liked how simple it was without, points for forgetfulness.
Shredded brussel sprout and kale salad (vegan, gluten-free)
1 lb brussel sprouts, shredded
1 bag of torn kale
1 shallot, finely chopped
2 tbsp garlic, minced
1/4 cup olive oil
4 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp rice wine vinegar
Juice of 1 lemon
pinch of salt
1-2 tbsp water
Bring a pot of water to boil.
Shred brussel sprouts. I did this with a knife and it took forever but I imagine a food processor would work well and be much faster. Wash and tear kale. I used a prepackaged bag of kale from Trader Joe’s for simplicity sake.
Once water is boiling, dump in brussel sprouts and kale for 30-45 seconds. Drain and rinse veggies with cold water.
Saute shallot and garlic in olive oil until shallot is soft, about 2 minutes.
Add shallots/garlic to a bowl. Mix in remaining ingredients. Taste and adjust accordingly. You can replace the water with olive oil, lemon juice or vinegar if you feel like something is lacking. You want the dressing to be fairly thin so it coats the salad evenly.
Place vegetables in a big salad bowl. Mix with dressing.
The salad was great the day of but was equally as tasty the 2 days after, by the third day it was pretty soggy.
I again apologize for my horrible pictures. My new years resolution is to get a better camera and learn how to take better photos.
Enjoy and Exhale!