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Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

20 Nov

photo by Wendy Gade

I can’t believe I have not blogged this recipe yet.  It’s kind of been our neighborhood’s signature salad for about 6 months, and everyone has noshed on it ravenously.  I would like to name it the “Stony Lonesome”  to namesake our neighborhood…or the “Detox and Reset.”  But the first name doesn’t make sense to anyone else, and the other doesn’t sound appetizing, so I will keep it simple.

Fresh and crisp, it actually feels cleansing to eat!  Don’t be afraid of the raw ingredients; give it a chance, you will be surprised!!  I ate this salad or some version of it almost every lunch this summer and fall.  It is remarkably tasty, in spite of its utter roughage.

The recipe was discovered by my sweet friend Amanda, and it came from here.

Salad Dressing

1 shallot, peeled and chopped
1 bunch curly parsley, stems removed
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1 tablespoon sea salt
1 3/4 cup olive oil
pepper

In bowl or food processor, combine shallot, parsley, lemon, juice and salt. With motor running, add olive oil slowly.  Add pepper to taste.

Salad Ingredients:
 
2 bunches Tuscan kale, center stem discarded, julienned
1 pound brussels sprouts trimmed and thinly sliced
1/2 cup coarsely chopped almonds or walnuts
1 cup grated parmesan or asiago (optional)
1 cup salad dressing (see recipe above)
thinly sliced red bell pepper
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Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Lightly toast the almonds or walnuts until golden brown.  Set aside and cool.  In a large mixing bowl, combine kale, brussels sprouts, nuts, and parmesan.  Slowly toss with dressing a little at a time until you have the desired amount.  Top with red bell pepper.
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Enjoy!
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photography by Wendy Gade

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