This summer my husband and I snuck away for weekend while our children visited their Nana and Papa. We didn’t have anything spectacular planned. Just a night away where no dishes needed done and no children needed attended to. Oh, and sleeping in past 6 AM–we are quite the partiers, aren’t we?
We had a great time, but one thing that sticks in my memory more than anything else is a salad we had at the restaurant we choose. It was a lemon caesar salad with Brussel Sprouts, and it was heavenly. My husband, who has declared his HATRED of Brussel Sprouts for years, could not stop stealing a bite off my plate.
I was determined to recreate this salad and given that Brussel Sprouts are now in season, it seemed like the perfect time to experiment. And be sure to buy extra Brussel sprouts–to try them out in Roasted Shredded Brussel Sprouts from Perry’s Plate–that is the recipe that showed me that I actually LOVED Brussel sprouts (after hating eating them boiled growing up!)
The process is simple.
Then I whisked up a simple vinaigrette of fresh lemon juice, olive oil, salt and pepper. I know it is not a traditional Caesar dressing, but it has the same flavor profile and works perfectly to cut through the Brussel sprouts.
Well, my kids scarfed it down, my husband said it had to become a weekly dinner staple and I served it to friends, whose eyes did roll back in their heads. I would call it a success.
And you will too!
- 1 pounds fresh brussel sprouts, shredded
- 1 large lemon
- ⅓ cup olive oil
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- ½ teaspoon black pepper
- ¼ cup freshly shaved Parmesan cheese
- Zest and juice the lemon. Whisk with olive oil and salt and pepper.
- Toss with Brussel sprouts and Parmesan cheese.
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