Brussels Sprouts Holiday Salad
Shaved brussels sprouts with fresh and dried fruits and nuts makes up a colorful and festive holiday salad.
  • 4 heaping cups shaved brussels sprouts, prepare them by cutting off the stems and tearing off any brown leaves and thinly shaving them by hand with a knife, mandoline or food processor
  • ½ cup plus more, for finishing the salad of freshly grated parmigiano reggiano cheese
  • 1 cup fresh red grapes, sliced in half
  • ½ generous cup of plump golden raisins
  • ½ cup marcona almonds
  • handful of mixed greens or arugula
  • 1 part fresh lemon juice to 3 parts olive oil
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1 small garlic clove grated
  • a dollop of djon mustard
  • a teaspoon of honey
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Whisk up or shake in a jar all the dressing ingredients, taste to your liking by adding more or less of the ingredients.
  2. Place all the salad ingredients into a large bowl, tossing everything together then spoon in the dressing ( you don't want it soggy, add a little at a time).
  3. Taste for seasoning then either mound it high in a pretty bowl or serve it spread out on a pretty platter.
  4. Shower the top with additional grated parmigiano reggiano.
  5. Enjoy
Recipe by Proud Italian Cook at