Brussel Sprout Fennel Lemon Salad

Lemons add a light freshness to this brussel sprout fennel lemon salad. Top with roasted pecans and you have a side side, salad or a meal that will surprise and delight.

Brussel Sprout and Fennel Lemon Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 6-8
  • 1 ½ pounds brussel sprouts (about 30 cleaned) sliced thinly
  • 1 fennel bulb – sliced thinly
  • 1 teaspoon zest of lemon
  • Juice of 4 lemons (1/3 cup)
  • ⅓ cup olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon ground pepper (more to taste)
  1. Slice the brussel sprouts and fennel thinly and place in large mixing bowl
  2. In a small bowl mix the lemon zest, lemon juice, olive oil and salt and pepper
  3. Mix dressing well and stir into brussel sprout and fennel salad
  4. Chop a few of the fronds and stems of the fennel bulb and stir into salad

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Mama’s Notes:


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Keep your brussels sprout fennel lemon salad bright:

One of my favorite cooking hacks is included in this recipe – mixing the salt in the dressing instead of sprinkling it on the brussel sprouts and fennel seasons the salad without wilting the greens. Anytime you are making a slaw, mix your salt into the dressing before mixing on the salad and your salad will stay crisp and bright.

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