A hormone-balancing shredded Kale Brussels Sprout Salad made with a variety of cruciferous vegetables, pumpkin seeds, avocado, parsley and a simple lemon dressing. It’s a great salad for meal prep!
For the Salad:
1 bunch lacinato kale, ribs removed
1/2 lb brussels sprouts, stems removed
1/4 large purple cabbage
1/2 cup chopped parsley
1/4 cup pumpkin seeds
1 avocado, sliced in cubes
For the Dressing:
3 tbsp avocado oil
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
1 lemon, juiced
1 tsp minced garlic
2 tsp dijon mustard
1/2 -1 tbsp honey
1/2 tsp salt, plus more to taste
For the Tofu (optional):
1 lb organic extra firm tofu (see notes)
1/2 – 1 tbsp olive oil
Salt and pepper, to taste
Finely slice the kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage. I highly recommend using a food processor with a shredding blade for this step. Simply add them to the opening of the food processor while the blade is spinning to get fine slices. Alternatively, use a sharp knife to slice kale, Brussels sprouts and cabbage as finely as possible.
Place all of the salad ingredients in a jar or blender, shake or blend until emulsified. Pour the dressing on the salad. Message with clean hands until the kale has softened. Don’t skip this step!
Add the parsley, pumpkin seeds, and chopped avocado. Top with tofu or another protein of choice and toss. Store in the fridge 3-4 days.
For Pan Seared Tofu: wrap tofu in paper towels and gently press to release the liquid. Slice extra firm tofu into 1 inch cubes. Heat a ceramic/non-stick pan to medium-high heat. Add a light layer of avocado or olive oil. Once the pan is fully heated, add the tofu to the pan. Lightly salt and pepper. Let cook for 5-6 minutes per side. Flip and continue to crisp four of the six sides of tofu.
Organic tofu: this is an optional plant-based protein. Feel free to sub anther cooked protein of choice like chicken or salmon. For a plant-based option, I recommend lentils or chickpeas.