RECIPE: Paleo Fresh Brussels Sprout and Apple Slaw

RECIPE: Paleo Fresh Brussels Sprout and Apple Slaw Paleo Guide Undiscovered Kitchen Digital Farmers Market For Small Batch Artisan Food and Gifts

For a fresh interpretation of a typical roasted Brussels sprouts dish, serve this unique slaw! Surprising as it may be, Brussels sprouts are fantastic raw! They have a great crunch and a wonderful taste that pairs well with apples and homemade vinaigrette. This is best served soon after the vinaigrette is added, since shredded Brussels sprouts wilt and soften easily when exposed to liquid for any period of time.

RECIPE: Paleo Fresh Brussels Sprout and Apple Slaw Paleo Guide Undiscovered Kitchen Digital Farmers Market For Small Batch Artisan Food and Gifts

PALEO FRESH BRUSSELS SPROUT AND APPLE SLAW 

YIELD: 6 servings, 1 cup each

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1 large green apple
  • ⅛ cup finely chopped red onion
  • 2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 Tbsp whole-grain mustard
  • 1/3 cup oil (coconut or olive oil)
  • Salt/pepper, to taste
  • ½ cup cranberries or dates, optional
  • ½ cup sesame seeds

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Clean the Brussels sprouts: cut the bottom stem and remove the top layer of leaves. Wash under cold water. Using a grater attachment of a food processor, shred the Brussels sprouts. Alternatively, you can thinly (and carefully!) slice the sprouts with a knife until finely shredded.
  2. Place in a large bowl. Add the red onions to the bowl.
  3. Thinly slice the apple in small strips or cubes. Add to the vegetable bowl.
  4. For the vinaigrette: Whisk together the vinegar, lemon juice, mustard, and oil until combined and slightly thickened.
  5. Toss the vinaigrette together with the Brussels sprout mixture. Mix in the optional dried fruits and sesame seeds and serve immediately. The fruit will become soft/soggy if left to sit in the mixture for too long.

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