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Shaved Sprouts with Apple and Pomegranate
This is another way to enjoy Brussels sprouts that doesn’t involve any cooking at all. You simply slice or shave the sprouts into very thin strips and toss it together with the other ingredients to give you a relatively quick and substantial salad. The flavours here are all about lifting and complimenting the sprouts with peppery onion, salty cheese, honey, chilli, and of course a good squeeze of lemon juice. All these contrasting elements come together nicely to create a really interesting and impressive salad with very simple ingredients.
450g brussels sprouts, sliced or shaved thinly seeds of one pomegranate 1 small red onion, sliced thinly 2 small Irish eating apples, cored and chopped roughly 25g pecorino, grated 80g walnuts, chopped salad dressing: juice of one lemon 2 tablespoons of honey 1 small red chilli, seeds removed and slice thinly 60ml of olive oil good pinch of salt
In a large bowl mix the shaved sprouts, apple pieces, walnuts, red onion, pomegranate seeds and grated pecorino.
Whisk together the lemon, honey, olive oil and sliced chilli in a small bowl. Season with salt and drizzle very generously over the salad, tossing the whole thing so everything is well combined. Serve and enjoy.