Saturday, April 21, 2012

Healthy Shaved Greens Salad

These are not your mama's brussel sprouts! In fact this is more like coleslaw or a creamy salad. It might just surprise you! I haven't exactly loved brussel sprouts over the years until I learned to roast them, but I love this!

For Salad:

10 oz brussel sprouts - about 12 of them
2 leafs of kale
1 c sliced toasted almonds
1 c dried cranberries

For Dressing:

1/3 c apple juice
2 T apple cider vinegar
2 T honey
1 T brown sugar
1 t mayonnaise (optional if you want it creamy)

Cut off the stem of each brussel spround and cut the softer parts off the sides, avoiding using the hard core on the inside. Shave or cut into fine strips.  Cut the tough stem off the kale and mince finely.  Mix the kale and brussel sprouts with the almonds and cranberries. If you prefer raw almonds that's fine too.

For dressing, mix the apple juice, apple cider vinegar, honey, brown sugar, and optionally mayo.  Mix thoroughly with the salad. It tastes even better the second day after the flavors mesh.

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