It would have never occurred to me to take Brussels sprouts and turn them into slaw.
I came across this recipe in a flyer that came in the mail - I didn't keep it so I have no idea where it came from, sorry about that.
It was just dressing with Brussels sprouts which I kinda thought was a little boring. I added some bacon and veggies to add some color.
Turns out I like this version even better than cabbage slaw. It is super creamy because of the dressing BUT never seems to get soggy, which is a huge plus. No one likes soggy salad.
Brussels Sprouts Bacon Slaw
1/2 cup light mayo
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp wasabi paste
2 Tbsp lemon juice
2 tsp honey
salt & pepper
4 cups Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1/2 small carrot
1/2 small onion
2 strips bacon, cooked & crumbled
In a small bowl, whisk together mayo, milk, wasabi, lemon juice, honey, and salt & pepper until smooth. Store, covered, in fridge until ready to use.
In a food processor using the shredding blade, process Brussels sprouts. Then shred carrot and onion into the sprouts. Scrape into a bowl and sprinkle in the crumbled bacon.
Stir to combine.
Mix in the dressing - I used all of it - and then let sit in fridge to chill for at least an hour before serving.
Note - If you don't have wasabi paste you can substitute horseradish. (I used the wasabi packets I got with my sushi the day before!)
Try this recipe the next time you are asked to bring a salad to a gathering. It will be a good conversation starter. You can ask everyone to guess what it is made of!
Oh, also, you do NOT have to cook the Brussels sprouts. They are shredded raw.