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Shaved Brussels Sprouts, Pine Nuts, and Green Olives

Our new favorite way to serve a classic holiday vegetable, this simple shaved Brussels sprout salad is packed with flavor. Prep all the elements in advance so all you have to do is toss and season before serving.

for the dressing:

2 large lemons

⅓ cup (75 milliliters) extra virgin olive oil

salt and freshly cracked pepper

for the salad:

1 pound (455 grams) Brussels sprouts, trimmed

¼ cup (40 grams) pitted Castelvetrano olives, roughly chopped

⅔ cup (90 grams) ¼-inch (6-millimeter) chunks Pecorino sardo

¼ cup (30 g) pine nuts, toasted

aleppo pepper, for sprinkling (optional)

flaky sea salt, for serving

1. Make the dressing: Grate the zest from 1 lemon; squeeze ⅓ cup (75 milliliters) juice from both lemons. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon zest, juice, and oil. Season with salt and pepper.

2. Make the salad: Using a mandoline, very thinly slice the Brussels sprouts into a large bowl. Add the olives and Pecorino, reserving a handful of the cheese for garnish. Drizzle the salad with the lemon dressing; toss until the Brussels sprouts are evenly coated. Taste and adjust for seasoning.

3. To serve, garnish with the pine nuts, remaining Pecorino, and a sprinkle of Aleppo pepper, if desired. Finish with a sprinkle of flaky salt.

Cook Beautiful by Athena Calderone, published by ABRAMS © 2017. Photographer: Johnny Miller.