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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Toasted Pine Nuts


2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 teaspoon lemon zest, finely grated
1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon shallot, minced
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more as needed
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, plus more as needed
2 peeled hard-boiled eggs
1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed
1/4 cup olive oil
1/3 cup pine nuts, toasted
Parmesan cheese, finely grated


  1. Combine the lemon juice, zest, mustard, shallot, and measured salt and pepper in a medium bowl; set aside.
  2. Grate the eggs on the large holes of a box grater; set aside.
  3. Holding on to the stem end of the Brussels sprouts, thinly slice them crosswise until you get within 1/2 inch of the stem. Discard the stems and place the sliced sprouts in a large bowl, breaking up the layers and discarding any tough pieces; set aside.
  4. While whisking continuously, slowly drizzle the oil into the shallot mixture until all of the oil is incorporated.
  5. Add the pine nuts and half of the grated eggs to the Brussels sprouts and drizzle with the dressing. Gently toss until combined. Let sit at room temperature until the sprouts slightly soften and the flavors meld, about 15 minutes.
  6. Toss the salad again to redistribute the dressing. Taste and season with salt and pepper as needed. Transfer to a serving dish, top with the remaining eggs, and sprinkle with desired amount of Parmesan.

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