Kale & Brussels Sprout Salad with Walnuts, Parmesan & Lemon-Mustard Dressing

Recipe courtesy of Once Upon a Chef

Prep Time: 25 minutes

Cook Time: let sit for 1/2 to 3 hours

Servings 6-8

Ingredients

  • 1  cup  walnuts  chopped
  • 1  pound   brussel sprouts  trimmed, halved and thinly sliced
  • 1  pound   kale  thick centre rib removed and thinly sliced
  • 1  cup  parmesan cheese 
  • For the Dressing     
  • 1/4  cup  lemon juice 
  • 1/2  cup  your favourite oil 
  • 1  tbsp  Dijon mustard 
  • 2  tbsp  finely chopped shallots or green onion 
  • 1  clove  garlic  minced
  • 1/2  tsp  salt 
  • 1/4  tsp  black pepper 

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil for easy clean-up. Bake the walnuts for 5-8 minutes, until toasted and fragrant. Keep a close eye on them; they burn quickly.
  2. Combine the brussels sprouts and kale in a large bowl.
  3. Make the dressing by combining all of the ingredients in a small bowl. Pour over the vegetables. Add most of the walnuts and cheese, reserving some to garnish the platter, and toss well. Let the salad sit at room temperature for at least 30 minutes (or up to a few hours in the fridge) to allow the flavors to meld and the vegetables to soften. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary. Transfer to a serving dish and scatter the remaining walnuts and cheese over top. Serve at room temperature.

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