Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Elegant Brussels Sprouts Salad with Wasabi Dressing

I am not even going to try to explain how amazing and fresh this salad was. I will just say that I felt like I was sitting in the finest parisian restaurant listening to Vivaldi. Hope you get the visual. 
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It's the most beautiful spring day in New York and this is my first salad after my water fast.

I love Wasabi, every time I go out to eat sushi I take all my friends' wasabi from their plate and whip it over my rice. I always regret it when my entire body feels like it's burning, but somehow that is an addictive feeling. The wasabi in this salad is not over powering, but really subtle. I used it like horseradish, just to make it a little more interesting and urban.
I got the wasabi edamame dressing at whole- foods, and it's vegan, GF and doesn't have too many ingredients. 

I also just got a food processor and it's TINY. I feel like all I can do with it is make nut butter and pesto, but well I am not complaining.

About 4 outer leafs of romaine lettuce
Organic Sweet Pea shots
Radiccio lettuce (just to shred it over like parmesan) 
Ground black pepper and himalayan salt
1 cup of roasted brussels sprouts
1/2 roasted portabella mushroom
1-2 tbsp of cranberries
a couple of hazelnut halves
handful of raw or roasted (preference)almonds.


1 tbsp of Natural Wafu Wasabi dressing
1 tbsp of apple cider vinegar
Knife tip of fennel powder
a dash black ground pepper
juice of half a lemon
2 drops liquid smoke
a small dash nutritional yeast 
tiny drop of agave or honey

Wash, dry and cut lettuce leaves and adjust on plates alongside the sweet pea shots, scatter the brussels sprouts and the cut portabella mushroom over it.
Place the almonds in your ,hopefully not as tiny, food processor, until they are splinters.

Add the cranberries and nuts to your salad and grind pepper and salt over it.
Take the head of raddichio and shred it over the salad like parmesan, just for a subtle edge.
Top with the dressing, et voila! 

Serve this to your super snobby steak loving dinner guests with your best tofu steak and show them what life is really all about,

Enjoy this lovely spring day, wherever you are,

bisou bisou,




  1. This looks so good! I can't wait to make my own! Thanks!

    1. Thank you! Let me know how it turns out and stuff ☯


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