Paleo Shaved Brussels and Raw Kale Salad Recipe

Raw Kale salad, Shaved Brussels sprouts salad, kale and Brussels sprouts saladIn case you couldn’t tell by my numerous recipes involving them, Brussels and kale are two of my favorite greens. This recipe uses them both — two thumbs up.

Unfortunately, I find tons of people are a little intimidated by raw kale; they think its only good when steamed, baked or fried, but that is so not the case. As long as you remove the stems, chop it thin, give it some massaging in whatever dressing your using and let it sit for a bit afterwards you wont have any bitterness for toughness. There is nothing to fear; in fact, it’s so delicious done this way, and it’s its healthiest form.

Beyond the awesome Brussels-kale pairing, this salad is so tasty. Incorporating the cherries and crispy almonds adds an awesome sweetness and rich, nutty flavor. Yum.

Paleo Shaved Brussels and Raw Kale Salad Recipe

  • Juice of 2 lemons
  • 2 TB Dijon mustard
  • 2 shallots, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 large bag of Brussels, cleaned and trimmed
  • Approx. 1/2 a large bag or kale or 2 bunches, cleaned and stems removed
  • 1 1/2 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup whole almonds
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil, plus extra for frying almonds
  • Salt and fresh pepper to taste

– Combine oil, lemon juice, Dijon, shallots, garlic, salt and pepper in a bowl. Using a handheld blender, mix until shallot and garlic are combined. Set aside.

– Using a food processor, chop Brussels until very thin, almost minced; do the same with the kale. Transfer to a bowl and combine.

– Heat extra oil in pan and fry almonds until aromatic and browned slightly.

– Add almonds, cherries and dressing to kale/Brussels mixture and let sit for 10 – 15 minutes before serving. Enjoy!

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