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Author Notes: When my boyfriend went home over the holidays, his mom served him a brussels sprouts salad that he couldn't stop telling me about: I ate 6 servings-worth! It was so addictive! It's so simple to make but so good!
Finally last night, after weeks of telling me about this salad, he made it for me—and it lived up to the hype! As simple as it is, it has the perfect combination of fresh, crispness, fat (in the olive oil and Parmesan), acidity, and salt. Thank you, Leah! —Leslie Stephens
Makes: roughly 6 cups salad
brussels sprouts, washed, stems removed, and cut into thin ribbons
cup good-quality olive oil
Juice of 2 lemons, or as needed
tablespoons honey, or as needed
- Place the brussels sprouts in a large bowl. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil with the lemon juice, honey, and a pinch of salt. Doctor the dressing to suit your own taste.
- Toss the brussels sprouts with the Parmesan until evenly coated, then toss with the dressing. Add salt as desired.