As a child, Brussels sprouts were probably my most hated vegetable. Actually, I think they were the only vegetable I hated. I could only eat them if I had equal amounts of butter to vegetable. Since then, I’ve eaten them in restaurants and actually like these very cute mini cabbages. However, I think this is the first time I have ever willing parted with money at the market and bought them.
500g Brussels sprouts.
1/2 cup shelled pistachio nuts
1/2 cup dried cranberries
1 spring onion/shallot stalk (green and white part)
Drop Brussels sprouts into a pot of boiling salted water. Blanch for a few a minute or two with the lid off. Keeping the lid off is important for the greens to retain their colour.
Remove from heat while still crunchy and drain. Chop the spring onion into slices. Halve the baby cabbages and toss in a bowl with cranberries, pistachios and spring onion. Make the dressing and mix well.
1/4 cup fresh squeezed lemon or orange juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tbs cider vinegar
1 tsp Dijon mustard
1 clove garlic
Salt & black pepper
1 tbs of maple syrup if you have used lemon juice. If you’ve used orange juice then it’s probably sweet enough.
Shake well in a screw top glass jar. Pour half the dressing onto the salad and toss. Serve the remaining dressing to guests in the jar should they wish to add more.
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