Vegan Brussels Sprout Salad
This recipe showcases one of my favorite winter vegetables in a whole new way. Shredded and mixed with a punchy vegan Caesar dressing, these sprouts will quickly become a mainstay on your table. Vegans and carnivores alike will flip for this creamy, crunchy, lemony, flavorful salad. Make up a double batch- it makes for delicious leftovers!
Total Time: 20 minutes
1/3 cup vegan mayo (Veganaise is a favorite)
2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
zest from 1 lemon
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon capers, minced, plus extra to garnish
1 tablespoon nutritional yeast flakes
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
flake sea salt, to taste
black pepper, to taste
3 cups shredded Brussels sprouts
2 tablespoons chopped parsley
croutons of your choice (whole wheat, gluten free, even cornbread!)
4 almonds, grated to serve
In a small bowl, whisk together the mayo, olive oil, lemon juice and zest, minced capers, nutritional yeast, and mustard. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
In a larger bowl, massage the shredded Brussels sprouts with ½ the dressing to soften them slightly. Mix in the parsley and croutons, then transfer to a serving platter. Drizzle with the extra dressing to taste, then grate over the almonds with a microplane or zester to serve. Sprinkle over some extra capers, and enjoy!
Notes: Shred the Brussels sprouts with a food processor, or trim the ends, slice them in half lengthwise, then thinly slice them into half-moons.