Brussel Sprout Salad will change the way you feel about brussel sprouts! Whether you’re a long time fan or have sworn them off for good…I guarantee you’ve never have brussel sprouts THIS delicious before.
This salad is my new favorite way to eat them, and once you try it, you’ll see why. It’s packed with amazing flavor and crunch and absolutely perfect for fall.
It makes a great side dish for any meal, and would also make a delicious addition to your holiday menu!
When it comes to brussel sprouts, I’m a total lover. And always have been!
As a kid, my mom used to steam them and add a little salt & pepper, and for whatever reason, I was a fan from day one. Now that I’m an adult, I typically make them roasted. And not even kidding….I can eat an entire pan of them all on my own.
But there’s something about this Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad that’s different. The sprouts act a little more like a salad green than a brussel sprout. And when you add all the other yummy ingredients, the end result is light and fresh and oh so delicious.
Since I’m the go-to salad person for every family get together, you better believe I’ll be making this one for ALL the holiday gatherings. And you know what? I might not even mention the fact that it’s made with brussel sprouts! And I kinda think no one will ever know.
What ingredients are in this recipe?
- Brussel sprouts
- Goat cheese
- Dried cranberries
- Green onions
- Sunflower seeds
- Olive oil
- White balsamic vinegar
- Dijon mustard
How do you make Brussel Sprout Salad?
- Thinly slice or “shave” the brussel sprouts and spread them in a shallow salad bowl.
- Top with chopped apples, crumbled goat cheese, dried cranberries, crumbled bacon, green onions, and sunflower seeds.
- Combine dressing ingredients and drizzle over salad.
- Toss to coat.
What are shaved brussel sprouts?
Shaved brussel sprouts are essentially thinly sliced brussel sprouts. They’re often used in fresh salads or sautéed with other ingredients as a side dish.
How do you shave brussel sprouts?
There are 3 main ways to shave brussel sprouts. No matter which way you choose, you’ll want to start by removing the outer leaves and cutting off the stem:
Method 1: Using a food processor to shred them
Method 2: Using a sharp knife to thinly slice them
Method 3: Using a mandoline (hold the brussel sprout with a fork)
What are some other variations?
- Use feta or parmesan cheese in place of goat cheese
- Substitute red onion for the sliced green onion
- Add pomegranate seeds for a bright pop of color
- Substitute walnuts or pecans for the sunflower seeds
- Omit the bacon for a vegetarian side dish
Can you make it in advance?
Yes! You can actually make the entire salad – including the dressing – in advance and refrigerate it until you’re ready to serve it. Alternately, you can prepare the individual ingredients (e.g. shave the brussel sprouts, cook and crumble the bacon, slice the onions) and assemble it just before serving.
Here are some more of our favorite brussel sprout recipes!
…And a few more holiday salads too!
- Roasted Butternut Squash Salad
- Cranberry Orange Harvest Salad
- Apple Brie Salad
- Cherry Almond Arugula Salad
- Pear, Walnut & Gorgonzola Salad
- Apple Walnut Salad
- 4 c. shaved brussel sprouts
- 3/4 c. chopped apples
- 1/2 c. chopped bacon
- 1/2 c. dried cranberries
- 1/2 c. crumbled goat cheese
- 1/3 c. sliced green onions
- 6 Tbsp. white balsamic vinegar
- 1/4 c. olive oil
- 2 tsp. honey
- 1/4 tsp. ground ginger
- 1/8 tsp. dijon mustard
1. Spread brussel sprouts into the bottom of a shallow salad bowl.
2. Top with chopped apples, bacon, dried cranberries, goat cheese, and green onions.
3. In a small container with a lid, combine dressing ingredients and shake vigorously.
4. Pour dresing over salad and toss to coat.
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 245 Total Fat: 15g Saturated Fat: 5g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 10g Cholesterol: 21mg Sodium: 326mg Carbohydrates: 19g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g