Shaved Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing and Hemp + Pumpkin Seed Parmesan
Difficulty 5 minutes Serves 8
Sometimes it's hard to find a salad recipe that is truly substantial enough to be the focal point of your meal, but this nourishing blend of ingredients by Gena Hemshaw of The Full Helping
is just that. A raw shaved brussels sprout and kale salad with a delicious tangy-sweet maple dressing and and omega 3 and protein-rich hemp and pumpkin seed parmesan sprinkle. Enjoy!
For the salad:
2 bunches of washed and thoroughly dried lacinato kale, stems removed and sliced into thin ribbons (about 6-8 ounces, or
Directions To make the hemp and pumpkin seed parm, place the pumpkin seeds, salt, and garlic powder into a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process until the pumpkin seeds are coarsely ground. Add the hemp seeds and nutritional yeast. Pulse to combine. Run the motor and drizzle in the olive oil, until the "parmesan" has a slightly crumbly texture. Set aside.
Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, syrup, salt, and pepper to taste.
Add the kale to a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over it and "massage" it until the kale is soft and well coated with dressing. Add the brussels sprouts, apple, and raisins. Toss to combine everything, making sure to coat the brussels sprouts well. Add an extra drizzle of oil or acid to taste, or if the salad is a little too dry. Wait to season with salt and pepper, though, as the parmesan will add plenty of salt.
Add the parmesan to the salad and mix again. Serve. Salad leftovers will keep for up to two days in an airtight container in the fridge.
Salad leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.