Did you know that cooking Brussels sprouts can alter their nutritional content? While these tiny green gems are naturally packed with nutrients, cooking them can cause some loss of their beneficial properties.
Plus, for those who find the flavor of Brussels sprouts overpowering, there’s good news – they taste remarkably milder and fresher when enjoyed raw, making them a perfect addition to this salad.
By keeping the Brussels sprouts in their raw form, you can fully harness their nutritional benefits. These cruciferous vegetables are an excellent source of fiber, vitamin C, vitamin K, and folate. They also contain phytochemicals that help to reduce inflammation, boost the immune system, and support overall health.
Hemp seeds are a nutritional powerhouse themselves, providing a rich source of plant-based protein, omega-3 fatty acids, and essential minerals.
So, what are you waiting for? Grab those Brussels sprouts, whip up this delightful salad, and embark on a journey of flavors and nourishment. Your taste buds and body will thank you!
4 cups of Brussels sprouts, shredded
3 tablespoons of hemp seeds
3 1/2 tablespoons of olive oil
2 tablespoons of lemon juice
1/4 cup of cilantro, chopped
1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
A pinch of cayenne pepper
In a large bowl, toss all the ingredients together. Make sure to coat the Brussels sprouts well with the dressing.
Next, massage the Brussels sprouts! Massaging the sprouts helps to soften them and allows the dressing to be absorbed better, enhancing the overall taste and texture of the salad.
Keep massaging until you notice the Brussels sprouts have softened and absorbed the dressing. This process typically takes a few minutes, so be patient and enjoy the process.
Once you’re done, you can serve this salad immediately or let it sit for a while to allow the flavors to meld together even more.
Great on its own or served in a Buddha bowl like in the picture.
Whether you’re a Brussels sprouts lover or a skeptic, I guarantee that this salad will win you over. It’s a fantastic way to incorporate this often-underappreciated vegetable into your diet and enjoy its many health benefits.