I love Brussels sprouts. I think Thanksgiving and Brussels Sprouts go hand in hand. Unfortunately not everyone feels the same. Brussels Sprouts are one of those vegetables that you either love or you don't.  However, this recipe for "Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Fennel Salad" will win over even the pickiest eaters. The secret to this unique this salad is that the Brussels sprouts and fennel are served raw. The combination of these fresh flavors are well balanced resulting in salad that tastes incredible and will look beautiful on your Thanksgiving table.



Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Fennel Salad

Yield: Serves 8
4 cups shaved Fennel
4 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
1/4 cup sliced toasted almonds
1/2 cup dried cranberries
2 finely sliced hard boil eggs
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and gently toss. Add 1/2 cup of citrus dressing to the salad and toss. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Citrus Dressing

2 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon freshly squeezed orange juice
1 tablespoon finely chopped shallot
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. freshly ground pepper

Combine the lemon juice, orange juice and shallot in a medium bowl. Add the olive oil to the shallot mixture, whisk continuously until all the oil has been incorporated.