When shopping for brussels sprouts for this appealing side dish, look for small ones that have a bright green color. Brown spots on the cut edge of the stem or yellowing of the leaves usually signifies older sprouts, which tend to have a more bitter flavor. Store brussels sprouts in the refrigerator in a paper bag.
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts
- 2 cups toasted walnut halves
- 1⁄3 cup grated pecorino, plus more for garnish
- 1⁄4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for garnish
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Kosher salt and coarsely ground black pepper
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