Everyday Cooking

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples + Crispy Prosciutto

November  5, 2013

Every week, Caroline Wright creates simple, civilized recipes for Food52 that feed four -- for under $20, in under 20 minutes.

Today: A plea to Brussels sprout-haters: try this. 

Brussels Sprout Salad from Food52 

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Brussels sprouts often suffer from a polarized reputation -- they are either loved (most often for their nutrition) or not at all. If you are among the haters, there is little to be done to convince you. This recipe, I suppose, is my plea -- the flavors here are simple and balanced in a way that calls attention to the fresh, green flavor of the sprout. It’s a great fall salad with a ton of crunch and flavor, and it holds overnight well for lunch the next day.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples + Crispy Prosciutto

4 ounces sliced prosciutto (6 to 8 slices)
1/2 pound Brussels sprouts, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced crosswise (2 cups)
2 apples, thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped golden raisins
2 teaspoons mustard seeds, toasted if desired
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
2 tablespoons olive oil?
Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

See the full recipe (and save and print it) here. 

As a freelance food writer and cook, I first wrote this style of recipe as a column on my blog, The Wright Recipes, as an excuse to cook good food for my friends in a quick and simple way. 

Twenty-Dollar, Twenty-Minute™ Meals grew into a cookbook that was published by Workman in May 2013. The recipes found here are original, made especially for Food52 to once again celebrate simple food with friends.

Photo by Caroline Wright

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Before her diagnosis, Caroline wrote a book on cakes called Cake Magic!. She started developing a birthday cake using her gluten-free mix found in that book. Check out other recipes she’s developing for her new life—and the stories behind them—on her blog, The Wright Recipes. Her next book, Soup Club, is a collection of recipes she made for her underground soup club of vegan and grain-free soups she delivers every week to friends throughout Seattle's rainy winter.