Quick and easy Shaved Brussels sprouts with Slivered Almonds for a healthy side dish. Great recipe for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Keto, low carb, paleo, gluten free
Why are Brussels sprouts always the butt end of all the bad vegetable jokes? Inquiring minds would like to know.
I mean, admittedly when you cook them they can sometimes smell a little funky but they have a lot of redeeming qualities.
They can be great roasted, they make an excellent Caesar salad and I love to eat them thinly shaved.
Maybe they get a bad rap when they’re frozen. That I can agree with. They get really weird when they’re frozen and then defrosted and cooked so let’s stay away from that and just grab the nice fresh ones, thanks.
This dish is good year round but I also love serving it as a side for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinners just to get something green on the table. You ever notice how there’s hardly ever anything green at those evens? I just want some green stuff, you know?
Especially as I try to eat a lower carb diet these days, it’s nice to have options to add to the table. It’s also nice to have one option that isn’t super creamy but has really bright and refreshing flavors.
So here’s to hoping that Brussels sprouts start getting a little bit better of a rap. I know I’ll be eating them.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Slivered Almonds
- 1 pd Brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup Slivered Almonds
- 1 Lemon zest and juice
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Shave Brussels sprouts on a mandolin or very very thinly slice using a knife.
Add some olive oil to a pan and then toss in slivered almonds, allow to cook for 1 minute until getting slightly toasted. Toss in Brussels sprouts and mix well, then let cook for 5 minutes, mixing occasionally so they don't burn.
Add in lemon zest, garlic powder and lemon juice. Scrape up any bits off the pan after adding lemon juice.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Let cook another 2 minutes then serve.
You can buy Brussels sprouts pre-shaved at Trader Joe's (in which case you can use less than a pound) but it really is nice to shave them yourself. The texture will be even better.
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