Raw Brussels Sprout Slaw

Okay, so I gotta be real. I strongly dislike Brussels sprouts. When I’ve had them, they’ve been bitter with little to no oil or garlic. I have been avoiding these little spheres like the plague, even when they’ve been doused in cheese.

Until today.

For a cooking demo at work, I made a Raw Brussels Sprout Slaw. I noticed last week that the shareholders from our CSA (community supported agriculture) weren’t taking the sprouts. This usually means one of two things: they don’t like them or they don’t know what to do with them. I decided I need to take action for myself and for the many people who have been deceived by this vegetable.

  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 green apple, thinly sliced
  • 2 green onions, white and pale green part only
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil (or walnut oil)
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon style mustard
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  1. Shred the Brussels sprouts using a mandolin or shredding blade in a food processor.
  2. Thinly slice the apple, then cut each slice into matchsticks. Thinly slice the green onions and toss with the shredded Brussels sprouts and apple pieces.
  3. In a small bowl combine the cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and Dijon mustard.
  4. Toss the dressing with the salad, season with freshly ground pepper to taste and gently add the toasted walnuts.
  5. Allow to rest a room temperature for at least 20 minutes before serving.

Author: 2birds1scone

My name is Shayla and I talk about food. A lot. I live in Brooklyn, NY where I work as a data nerd in the startup world. As much as I wish I could say I've been a healthy vegetarian for the past 8 years, I can't. I started off as many veg's do: eating primarily processed soy products, pasta, and pizza. I also brought meat back into my diet when I started a job in catering. When I realized that cutting out meat didn't make me feel any better and I was still gaining weight, I decided I needed to make some major changes. I started experimenting and researching; I found that the fresher the food was, the more I enjoyed it. I believe we are what we eat. How we feel and what we eat is so profoundly interconnected. It's impossible to exclude factors like diet and lifestyle when you are trying feel better overall. I understand how difficult eating (or just finding) healthy food can be which brings me to this blog. I aspire to help people make healthy living easier. 2birds1scone is a place for suggestions, inspiration and shared information. It's about bringing healthier perspectives to every part of your life. Please feel free to submit your thoughts and recipes! Namaste. "One choice at a time, with intention and compassion for our selves and our planet, we can eat clean and live well." -Terry Walters

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