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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Manchego and Pimenton

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme or ¼ teaspoon dried
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 1 teaspoon sweet smoked paprika
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 small shallot halved and very thinly sliced
  • cup whole blanched almonds
  • ¼ cup coarse manchego cheese shavings use a vegetable peeler

Instructions

  1. Trim the ends from the Brussels sprouts and peel off any of the tough outer leaves. Halve each sprout length-wise, and thinly slice. Alternatively, you can use a mandoline, but I actually think it's faster with your knife.
  2. In a small skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic, thyme, and pimenton and remove from the heat. Whisk in the lemon juice and salt.
  3. Toss the vinaigrette with the sprouts, shallots, and almonds. Taste for seasoning and add more lemon juice or salt as necessary. Transfer salad to a serving platter and top with the manchego shavings and a sprinkle of pimenton.