Brussels Sprout Salad (for people who hate Brussels sprouts)

Think you’re in the group of people who hate Brussels sprouts? This salad will make you think again. Trust me. I hated Brussels Sprouts and could never understand why they had to be a fixture at festive meals. But this version, using thinly sliced, raw Brussels sprouts, dijon mustard for a kick and parmesan for a nutty flavour, will make you addicted! 

Brussels Sprout Salad for people who hate Brussels sprouts

1 bag of Brussels sprouts (about 500g)
1 tbsp olive oil
2-3 tsp dijon mustard
1/4 cup grated parmesan
Handful of chopped pecan nuts and/or roasted pumpkin seeds

Wash the Brussels sprouts and cut off the ends. You may need to remove an outer layer of leaves on some of the sprouts. Slice thinly - the thinner the better. If you aren’t confident in your knife skills, a mandolin is a great help and time saver here! Add the sliced Brussels sprouts to a big bowl. Grate the parmesan and add in, along with the mustard, olive oil and nuts. Toss the salad thoroughly so that it is evenly coated. You may need to add more mustard, olive oil or parmesan to taste, and season with salt and pepper. 


Recipe adapted from Shutterbean.