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Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad Twist

Caesar salad: the dependable dish, the lunchtime go-to. But what if we told you there was a way to elevate this classic, to infuse it with vibrancy and intrigue? Enter the Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad – a flavor explosion waiting to happen!

This isn’t your average salad makeover. We’re not talking limp lettuce and soggy croutons. This recipe is a textural symphony, a party on your palate. The creamy Caesar dressing you know and love gets a bold new partner: the mighty Brussels sprout.

Why Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad?

  • Texture Tango: Roasted Brussels sprouts add a delightful crunch, a satisfying counterpoint to the creamy dressing and crisp romaine. Shaved raw, they offer a peppery bite, a welcome surprise with every mouthful.
  • Nutrient Ninja: Brussels sprouts are little nutritional powerhouses, packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber. This salad isn’t just delicious; it’s good for you, too!
  • Caesar with a Kick: This recipe keeps the classic Caesar elements—the creamy dressing and the salty Parmesan—but adds a touch of excitement with the Brussels sprouts. It’s familiar yet refreshingly different.

Ingredients (for 2 servings):

  • Salad Sensations:
    • 4 cups chopped romaine lettuce
    • 1 cup Brussels sprouts (trimmed and thinly sliced or halved and roasted)
    • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
    • Croutons (optional)
  • Caesar Symphony:
    • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
    • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
    • 1 tablespoon olive oil
    • 1 anchovy fillet (optional, for a deeper umami flavor)
    • 1 clove garlic, minced
    • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
    • 1/4 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
    • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Dressing Diva: In a blender or food processor, combine all dressing ingredients (except black pepper). Blend until smooth and creamy. Season with black pepper to taste.
  2. Brussels Sprout Bonanza:
    • Roasted Route: Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C). Toss Brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 15-20 minutes, or until tender and slightly browned.
    • Shaved Simplicity: Using a sharp knife or mandoline slicer, thinly slice the Brussels sprouts.
  3. Salad Soiree: In a large bowl, combine romaine lettuce, Brussels sprouts, cherry tomatoes, and Parmesan cheese. Toss with the Caesar dressing to coat.
  4. Crunch Time (Optional): Top your salad with croutons for an extra textural element.

Tips & Tricks:

  • Feeling adventurous? Add other roasted vegetables like red onion or butternut squash for extra flavor and variety.
  • Don’t have anchovies? No worries! The dressing will still be delicious.
  • Leftover roasted Brussels sprouts? Use them in other dishes throughout the week!

This Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad is a revelation. It’s a celebration of flavor and texture, a salad that’s more than just a side dish. So ditch the boring and embrace the bold! Your taste buds will thank you.