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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Red Onion, Lemon and Pecorino


  • 1/2 small red onion
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 1 tsp. whole grain mustard
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 3 cups Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 cup finely grated pecorino romano
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper


1. Soak the onion slices in a small bowl of cold water for 15 to 20 minutes while preparing the rest of the ingredients and then drain.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, honey, mustard and a pinch of salt and pepper.  Whisk in the olive oil until  the dressing is emulsified.  Set aside.

3. Trim all of the Brussels sprouts.  Using a mandoline, shave the sprouts one at a time.  Gentely separate the leaves so the shredded sprouts resemble a fine slaw.

4. Put the sprouts ina  serving bowl and gently toss with the onions and the dressing.  Fold in the pecorino and adjust the seasonings to taste. 

Recipe adapted from Food 52