Note: It’s past midnight… and I’ve lost my mind raiding my chocolate drawer.
Second Note: I have a chocolate drawer… it’s an occupational perk and hazard.
Third Note: I used to have a chocolate drawer. Just wrappers now.
Fourth Note: Why does Kim Kardashian insist on making such a joke of her life? It must be the money. Right? It’s gotta be the money.
… and now! SALAD.
I know what you want.
It’s not Brussels Sprouts.
I know what you want… because what you want is what I want.
You want chocolate. I know this because I’m eating chocolate, kinda right now.
Seriously though… we have to play it cool. We have to sit at the table until we finish our vegetables.
There’s salted caramel in our future. There’s fried things. There’s cocktails. There’s all the buttery things you would expect from me.
Eyes on the prize. Let’s just hush up and eat our pretty salad.
If we’re going to eat a salad, I insist that it be pretty and jeweled.
This is fennel. It’s licorice crunch.
Sexy, jeweled, murder fruit.
Pomegranates are gorgeous… and they stain EVERYTHING.
Thinly sliced apples and slivered almonds.
YEA! In a salad!
All of this goodness gets tossed with shaved, raw Brussels sprouts. This salad was inspired by Cube restaurant in Los Angeles. I think this preparation of Fall Brussels sprouts is divine, fresh, and super healthy.
I tossed this salad with fresh lemon juice, good olive oil, salt, and pepper. Very simple.
Perhaps you want to try a Poppy Seed Vinaigrette, or a Green Goddess Dressing.
Eat up. Prepare yourself for the caramel and cheesecake that’s about to happen here.
Apple Pomegranate Brussels Sprout Salad
makes 4 small or 2 large portions
inspired by Cube restaurant in Los Angeles
about 1 pound of Brussels sprouts (I used about 20 sprouts)
1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
1 small fennel bulb, sliced very thin
1 Fuji apple, sliced thin
handful of toasted slivered almonds
salt and pepper
lemon and olive oil
Rinse brussels sprouts of any dirt or grime. Place on a cutting board horizontally, and slice thinny, creating little brussels sprout rounds and ribbons. Place in a large bowl and set aside.
Wearing an apron, deseed pomegranate and gather about 1/2 cup of seeds. Add to the brussels sprout bowl.
Add thinly sliced fennel and apple, as well as the slivered almonds. Toss together using hands. Add the juice of 1 lemon, a good drizzle of olive oil, and a healthy pinch of salt and coarsely ground pepper. Toss together, let rest for about 20 minutes in the fridge so the lemon can slightly soften the sprouts.
Serve in generous portions. Top with more pomegranates if you’re feeling fancy. I’m always feeling fancy.[/printab
I had never thought about eating Brussels sprouts raw before. I’m totally going to try this. Thanks for the great (and healthy!) idea.
I don’t think I have ever eaten a raw brussel sprout – can I handle it? Seems like they would be so…so something….
Yes….so….I think starchy, like a potato!
Definitely the money and the multiple Vera Wang gowns I think…. what a waste. I’d much rather be single and eating chocolate asI was this past weekend! :)
Alicia @ Treble Tart
That’s so funny that you mention Kim K. — my roommate and I were just talking about her yesterday! I think it’s partially the money, but I also think she does it for the attention. Life would surely be dull if she didn’t file for divorce after 72 days, right? :P Ahhh, the life of the rich and famous.
In other news, this salad looks divine. And juicy. And wonderful. *runs to the store*
Heather (Heather's Dish)
it’s gotta be the money! and i’d much rather have a massive chocolate drawer than a 72-day marriage. yeesh!
Jill in Atlanta
I cracked a pom yesterday too. I learned to do it underwater – no mess. The pulp floats and the seeds sink.
I saw on FB that you were looking for holiday cooking suggestions. How ’bout a pecan pie?
Yes – pecan pie please.
wow! Underwater pom cracking….what a great tip!! :) I always look like a mass murderer by the time I’m done with a pomegranate!
What an interesting use of brussel spouts…I am so trying this tonight! Kim Kardashian…she’s such a legend in her own lunchtime. I’m so over seeing the reports about her marriage and her weird life.
Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
I’ve never had a brussel sprout salad before! It sounds really yummy. Great recipe!
I love Brussels sprouts and it never occurred to me to have them raw. I’ll have to see about getting the rest of the ingredients to make this over the weekend.
Lauren at Keep It Sweet
I think I’ll have this salad for dinner……. and then some chocolate:-)
This is probably the prettiest salad I’ve ever seen! Pomegranate seeds are just the best.
Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga
I love “licorice crunch” in all forms. Raw, cooked, sliced thin, thick, love the stuff.
I have done raw Brussels too but not recently.
Thanks for the raw delish bowl of yumminess. Because it’s been Halloween candy season around these parts the past few days. Could use more greenery.
I’ve never even thought of eating raw brussel sprouts! This looks delicious.
And also: I absolutely adore your writing style :)
This looks like exactly what I need right now – a big bowl of health food!
Oh and Kim’s life – such a joke it’s not funny. I guess that’s her thing..
I love brussels sprouts but cannot imagine eating them raw. Are they really edible raw?
Yes! They are delicious….raw or roasted…yummy!
Luv you, Joy!