Become a brussels sprouts lover with this craveable (#truth) Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette.
Am I the last person on earth to get on the brussels sprouts bandwagon? I feel like I am. That’s not terribly surprising, though. My adoption of trends is historically a few years into any craze. Remember pinch rolled jeans? Yeah. I wore those long past their prime. And those Generra Hypercolor shirts? I’m embarrassed to say how long I milked that trend.
The same goes for Brussels Sprouts. I was always hesitant to try them because my past experiences had been subpar. Plain, steamed brussels sprouts? Um, no thank you. Fortunately this Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette cast them in a new light for me. The tangy citrus vinaigrette mellows the slightly bitter flavor of the sprouts. Throw in some creamy avocado, crunchy pistachios, sweet craisins and a bit of salty grated Pecorino cheese, and you have one tasty dish that could easily double as a side on a casual burger night as well as be the lead off hitter at your Thanksgiving Day feast. (Gotta get those greens in, right?)
Truth be told, the convenience of being able to buy shaved brussels sprouts in a bag is what made me even think of getting on board with this salad. Chopping all of those little baby cabbages was NOT going to happen. 😉 But I gotta admit; I feel like one of the “cool kids” saying that I enjoy brussels sprouts now.
I may be late to the party, but I always show up. Leftover dressing will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator. Perfect excuse to make more salad!
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For the Salad:
Leftover dressing will keep for two weeks in the refrigerator. Perfect excuse to make more salad!
Don’t forget to check out some of these other tasty veggie sides: