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Warming Caesar Salad (with a twist)

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Caesar salad in a big serving dish

Prep

15 minutes

Cook

5 minutes

Yield

4

This delicious caesar salad uses brussels sprouts to ramp up the health benefits and take your caesar salad to the next level.

This delicious caesar salad comes with a twist. It has the creamy caesar salad dressing you love but this salad is full of warming brussels sprouts, arugula (instead of romaine), and crunchy hazelnuts (instead of croutons). This is a great side dish at Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner or is an awesome dish for a potluck.

Caesar salad in a big serving dish

Why you’ll love this caesar salad:

  • Quick: This caesar salad recipe will only take you 20-minutes to make
  • Delicious: There is seriously nothing better than a caesar salad and this elevated version is so good
  • Healthy: By adding in brussels sprouts I upped the health benefits of this delicious salad

Ingredient Notes:

Brussels Sprouts: Brussels sprouts are packed with immunity-boosting vitamin C and cancer-fighting glucosinolates. They are so good for the cold and flu system to keep your immune system strong.

Hazelnuts: Hazelnuts have so many benefits. They help protect against cell damage, keep your heart healthy, and even keep your bowel movements healthy.

Caesar salad in a big serving bowl

How to make this caesar salad:

For the dressing

  1. Into a small bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk together till completely combined and smooth.

For the salad

  1. Make the breadcrumb topping: Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and stir evenly to coat. Toast, stirring often, until breadcrumbs is golden brown – about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  2. Thinly slice the brussels sprouts (use a mandolin if you prefer) and add to a large bowl or serving dish. Use your hands to break up the pieces.
  3. Add in arugula, capers, hazelnuts and parmesan cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss. Top with crispy panko bread crumbs and serve.

Expert Tips & FAQ:

Want to prepare this ahead of time? Brussels sprouts can be chopped and stored in the fridge along with prepared dressing (separate dressing). Breadcrumb topping can be made and stored on the counter.

Serving: When ready to serve, assemble the salad as described in the instructions. This would also make a delicious dinner when topped with your favorite protein.

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Caesar salad in a big serving dish

Warming Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

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This delicious caesar salad uses brussels sprouts to ramp up the health benefits and take your caesar salad to the next level.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine American-Inspired
Servings 4
Calories 483 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the salad

  • 1/2 cup breadcrumbs
  • 1/2 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp ground pepper
  • 4 cups thinly sliced brussels sprouts
  • 3 tbsp capers
  • 1/2 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • 2 cups arugula
  • 1/2 cup chopped hazelnuts

For the dressing

  • 1/2 cup vegan or regular mayonnaise
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced or grated
  • 1/4 cup shredded regular or vegan parmesan cheese
  • 1/2 tsp vegan or regular worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground pepper

Instructions
 

For the dressing

  • Into a small bowl, add all the ingredients and whisk together till completely combined and smooth.

For the salad

  • Make the breadcrumb topping: Add 2 tbsp olive oil to a frying pan over medium-low heat. Add breadcrumbs, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper and stir evenly to coat. Toast, stirring often, until breadcrumbs is golden brown – about 3-4 minutes. Set aside.
  • Thinly slice the brussels sprouts (use a mandolin if you prefer) and add to a large bowl or serving dish. Use your hands to break up the pieces.
  • Add in arugula, capers, hazelnuts and parmesan cheese. Drizzle with dressing and toss. Top with crispy panko bread crumbs and serve.

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Notes

Want to prepare this ahead of time? Brussels sprouts can be chopped and stored in the fridge along with prepared dressing (separate dressing). Breadcrumb topping can be made and stored on the counter. When ready to serve, assemble the salad as described in the instructions.
This would also make a delicious dinner when topped with your favourite protein.

Nutrition

Calories: 483kcal | Carbohydrates: 24.5g | Protein: 13.1g | Fat: 38.9g | Saturated Fat: 6.3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 14.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 14.7g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 18.8mg | Sodium: 1148mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 4.1g
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