The sixty-eighth recipe I made with the Eating with Ellie group is Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Dried Apricots, and can be found in Ellie Krieger's book Weeknight Wonders, on page 31. The theme for the week was chosen by Gaye: It Isn't Easy Being Green.
Ingredient list: hazelnuts, Brussels Sprouts, olive oil, sherry vinegar, orange juice, Dijon, honey, salt, pepper, and dried apricots.
In keeping with the theme of it not "easy being green," I figured Brussels sprouts were definitely in that category as so many people say they don't like Brussels sprouts at all and will not eat them. Ever. I live with one of those people. I happen to love Brussels sprouts so I knew even if I had to eat the whole salad by myself, it would be just fine. That said, I served it up, called it "slaw" and Mark ate his whole serving declaring it delicious. I waited until after he had finished to tell him it was shaved Brussels sprouts and not the cabbage he thought he was eating (which is another thing, how can one like cabbage and not Brussels sprouts as all they are is little bitty cabbages...just saying).
The dressing for the salad is light and flavorful, the nuts give it a pleasing little crunch, and the sweetness of the apricots are like little treasures buried in each bite. Definitely a repeat, Brussels sprouts are so good for you!
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