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Shaved Brussels Sprout and Kale Salad with Lemon Maple Dressing and Hemp + Pumpkin Seed Parmesan

Author - Gena Hamshaw
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Yields: 8 servings


For the salad:

  • 2 bunches of washed and thoroughly dried lacinato kale stems removed and sliced into thin ribbons (about 6-8 ounces, or 1/2 pound, after preparation)
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts ends trimmed and shaved using a food process or a box grater (about 3/4 pound after preparation)
  • 1 Granny Smith apple or another apple of choice, grated (about 1 heaping cup)
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons lemon zest
  • 1-2 cloves garlic crushed (adjust based on how garlicky you'd like the salad to be)
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Black pepper to taste

For the hemp and pumpkin seed parmesan:

  • 1/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder or granulated garlic
  • 1/4 cup shelled hemp seeds
  • 1/4 cup nutritional yeast
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil


  • To make the hemp and pumpkin seed parm, place the pumpkin seeds, salt, and garlic powder into a food processor fitted with the S blade. Process until the pumpkin seeds are coarsely ground. Add the hemp seeds and nutritional yeast. Pulse to combine. Run the motor and drizzle in the olive oil, until the "parmesan" has a slightly crumbly texture. Set aside.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice and zest, garlic, syrup, salt, and pepper to taste.
  • Add the kale to a large mixing bowl. Pour the dressing over it and "massage" it until the kale is soft and well coated with dressing. Add the brussels sprouts, apple, and raisins. Toss to combine everything, making sure to coat the brussels sprouts well. Add an extra drizzle of oil or acid to taste, or if the salad is a little too dry. Wait to season with salt and pepper, though, as the parmesan will add plenty of salt.
  • Add the parmesan to the salad and mix again. Serve. Salad leftovers will keep for up to two days in an airtight container in the fridge.


Salad leftovers will keep in an airtight container in the fridge for up to two days.