Raw Brussel Sprouts With Pistachio Nuts & Manchego

I like to come up with new ways to eat more vegetables, because I our bodies really need it. I am not thinking cucumber, tomatoes and bell pebers, but the more fibrous ones like eg. brussel sprouts. I have read many places that brussel sprouts is a good diet food. After eating this salad last night, I believe part of the explanation is that you spend a long time chewing raw brussel sprouts, so it feels like you’ve eaten a lot of food after a good serving of this side. It’s more of an idea than a recipe, so you can adjust the size as you wish. I had the leftovers for lunch the next day and added manchego cheese. This really took the salad to the next level.

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  • 2 handfuls of brussel sprouts
  • A small handful of toasted and salted pistachio nuts, coarsely chopped
  • Manchego, parmesan or any other dry cheese
  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • Fresh squeezed juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • Salt & pepper
  1. Cut the ends off the brussel sprouts, peel the outer leaves off and slice finely. Either by hand (pictured) or in a food processor.
  2. Drizzle with 1-2 tbsps of olive oil or more depending on how much you make.
  3. Finish with juice from half a lemon or to taste. Season with salt & pepper.
  4. Let rest at least 15 min.
  5. Top with pistachio nuts and cheese (not pictured).


You will never fail by adding cranberries to brussel sprouts.

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