Shredded Kale & Brussels Sprouts with Vegetarian Caesar Dressing - Chef Abbie Gellman MS, RD, CDN

Shredded Kale & Brussels Sprouts with Vegetarian Caesar Dressing

Chef Abbie Gellman RD

Looking for a delicious Caesar salad but need a vegetarian version? What about a new way to use shredded brussels sprouts? Look no further! My Shredded Kale & Brussels Sprouts has a tangy, delicious Vegetarian Caesar Dressing with hearty shredded kale and brussels sprouts for a twist.

All About Shredded Kale and Brussels Sprouts with Vegetarian Caesar Dressing

Place your shaved kale and brussels sprouts in a large bowl.  You can find shredded kale and brussels sprouts at Trader Joes, Whole Foods, and other grocery stores.  You can also shred these veggies yourself with a knife or food processor!

Next, place all dressing ingredients in a blender or Vitamix and blend until smooth.  Mix the dressing and greens together and garnish with shaved parmesan and toasted bread cubes.  Enjoy!

This Salad with Vegetarian Caesar Dressing makes a great side dish or is perfect for a light lunch.  If you are looking to make it more of a complete meal, you could add tofu or hard boiled eggs to keep it vegetarian.  If you aren’t a vegetarian, you can get creative by adding rotisserie chicken, grilled shrimp, tuna, salmon, or steak.  Tell me your favorite additions below!

Kale

You may have heard a lot about Kale in the past few years.  Kale is a nutrition powerhouse containing large amounts of vitamins A, K, B6, C, as well as calcium, potassium, copper, and manganese.  It is also low in calories and high in fiber!

There are many different types of Kale.  The kind you see most often is Curly Kale, which has a peppery and pungent flavor.  If you find Dinosaur Kale in the store, make sure to remove the stem before eating because it can be very bitter.  Redbor kale has crinkled leaves and can be a deep red or purple color.  My favorite is Lacinto kale, which is dark green with flatter leaves. Try out all the different types of kale to see which one you prefer!

Brussels Sprouts

Kale and Brussels Sprouts are both part of the cruciferous family, which research shows may reduce the risk of some cancers.  Brussels Sprouts are named after Brussels, Belgium.  They have a bad reputation, especially when it comes to kids because of their smell and bitter flavor.  However, this is often the result of being cooked incorrectly.  If you over-cook a brussels sprout, the bitter flavor gets worse!

I’m here to try and re-introduce you to the delicious vegetable!  Brussels Sprouts are high in vitamin C, K, Folate, and Fiber.  They are delicious and add a nice crunch to this salad.  Give brussels sprouts another chance and let me know what you think!

Of course, if you find that Kale and Brussels Sprouts are not your favorite, you can always serve the Vegetarian Caesar Dressing over spinach, romaine, or any greens you like.

Similar Pages

Trying to incorporate more salads into your diet?  Try my Spinach Berry Salad, Plum Fruit Avocado Salad, and Superfood Spinach Quinoa Salad!

References

“Brussels Sprouts.” The Nutrition Source, 3 June 2019, www.hsph.harvard.edu/nutritionsource/food-features/brussels-sprouts/.

“The Many Types and Health Benefits of Kale.” May Clinic Health System, 29 May 2018, www.mayoclinichealthsystem.org/hometown-health/speaking-of-health/the-many-types-and-health-benefits-of-kale.

kale caesar

Kale/Brussels Sprouts Caesar

5 from 1 vote
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Course: Salad
Keyword: caesar, kale, vegetarian
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Author: Chef Abbie Gellman RD

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 1 pound shaved kale and brussels sprouts
  • ¼ cup shaved parmesan cheese
  • optional: toasted whole wheat bread cubes

*Note: shredded kale and brussels sprouts can typically be found at stores such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc. To do yourself, trim and shred with a knife or food processor.

    Dressing:

    • 1/2 cup Grapeseed oil
    • ¼ cup water
    • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
    • 1 ½ tablespoons white wine vinegar
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • 1 teaspoon vegetarian worcestershire
    • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 2 cloves garlic
    • ¼ cup grated parmesan

    Instructions

    • Place brussels sprouts in a large bowl.
    • Place dressing ingredients in a blender or vitamix and blend.
    • Mix dressing and brussels sprouts together. Garnish with shaved parmesan and toasted bread cubes (optional).

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    Notes

    Note: shredded kale and brussels sprouts can typically be found at stores such as Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, etc. To do yourself, trim and shred with a knife or food processor.

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