Friday, December 7, 2012

80(ish)--- Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad

There are two camps of people when it comes to Brussels sprouts: those who like them, those who hate them.

I think those two camps exist for Caesar salad also.  I used to be in the "no thank you" camp but pregnancy drove me over to the "yes please" camp.

Brussels sprouts are good for you! And really, they are just mini cabbages.  So cute!  When you tear the leaves off of them it sort of resembles romaine lettuce.  Could help someone convert over from the other side, perhaps?

My Caesar dressing is the real deal. Nothing light or artificial about it. So just use less if you want a true 80.

Brussels Sprout Caesar Salad
Serves 2

~20 large Brussels sprouts, stems removed and leaved
1/2 cup croutons of your choice (make your own!)
2 Tbsp shredded Romano cheese

1 egg yolk (from a pasteurized egg)
1/2 tsp anchovy paste
Dash salt and pepper
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, grated
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil

Combine all dressing ingredients in a mason jar and shake vigorously to mix.  

Spoon dressing over Brussels sprouts leaves and toss to coat.  Serve garnished with croutons and shredded cheese.

Nutrition Info per 1 serving: 230 calories, 12 g fat, 12 g protein, 15 g carbohydrates, 7 g fiber


  1. Your recipes are delicious, but severely lacking in meat and protein. As a 6'5" 230-pound gym nut, it would be nice to see some recipes that contribute to my 200-gram daily protein MINIMUM. I know your protein goals are probably much, much lower though... :/

  2. Wow - I think this sounds delicious (as someone who is a fan of both brussels sprouts AND caesar salad)! Grilled chicken or shrimp could very easily be added to increase the protein content, taking this recipe from side dish to main course. Gonna have to try this one....