Raw Brussels Sprout & Pear Salad
INGREDIENTS: (Serves 4-6)
FOR THE SALAD:
2 bags of organic Brussels Sprouts (I purchase mine from Trader Joe’s, if yours don’t come bagged, grab 3-4 big handfuls of sprouts!)
2 organic pears, cubed
1/2 cup shelled pistachios
1/2 cup raisins
2 tablespoons hemp hearts (optional)
1/4 cup soft goat cheese (optional)
FOR THE DRESSING:
2T Olive oil
Zest of 1 lemon
2T Lemon juice (about 2 lemons)
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
Salt & pepper to taste
Cut the “butts” off the brussels sprouts, and wash them thoroughly. I like to wash mine using a salad spinner, to remove as much water as possible.
Rinse and cut pears into large cubes.
Using a food processor, shred Brussels sprouts into small pieces. You’re also welcome to use a mandolin for this step as well, but I find a food processor to be much easier! Process them until your desired size is achieved!
Once the brussels are chopped, assemble the remaining ingredients into a large salad bowl.
For the dressing: combine all ingredients and whisk vigorously, making sure the oil is well incorporated. Drizzle on salad if serving immediately, or save for serving.