kale brussels sprout salad

This is a salad of raw and thinly sliced brussels sprouts and kale, doused in olive oil, lemon juice, white balsamic vinegar and a touch of dijon. We toss it with crunchy fried almonds and pecorino cheese for a ton of flavor and texture!

  • Author: Indi Hampton
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 6
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Shaved
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian



  • 2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp dijon mustard
  • kosher salt
  • freshly ground pepper
  • 2/3 cup extra virgin olive oil


  • 1 lb brussels sprouts
  • 1 bunch flat leaf kale, washed, patted dry, stems removed and discarded
  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 3/4 cup whole raw almonds
  • kosher salt
  • 1 1/4 cup coarsely grated pecorino romano



  1. In a small bowl, whisk together lemon juice, vinegar, mustard, 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt and black pepper to taste. Add the olive oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking until thick and emulsified. Taste and add more salt or pepper, if needed.


  1. Slice off the dead end of the brussels sprout stem, peel of any old or bruised leaves, and cut the sprout in half. Thinly slice each brussels sprout with a mandolin and transfer to a large bowl.
  2. Stack 4-5 leaves of kale, roll into a tight cylinder like a cigar, and slice into thin ribbons. Repeat with remaining leaves and transfer to the bowl with brussels sprouts.
  3. Heat olive oil in small sauté pan over medium heat. Add almonds and stir frequently until they begin to brown and smell nutty, 3- 5 minutes. Transfer almonds to paper towel lined plate, sprinkle with kosher salt and let cool.
  4. Roughly chop almonds and transfer to salad bowl along with the pecorino. Pour two- thirds of the dressing over the salad and toss well. Add more dressing, if desired. Serve salad, passing extra dressing on the side.


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Keywords: kale brussels sprout salad