Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

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With delicious flavored ingredients, this shaved Brussels sprout salad is the best weekend meal from fall to winter. Quick to make and easy to serve.

There’s nothing quite like the taste of shaved Brussels sprouts in a salad. I’ve experimented with many different ingredients and preparation methods, but this salad always remains my favorite. The crispy, fresh taste of the Brussels sprouts pairs perfectly with a tangy dressing, creating a unique flavor experience that’s both satisfying and refreshing.

For those looking to mix things up, this salad can be combined with other recipes to create a complete meal. For example, add some grilled chicken or shrimp to the salad for a protein boost or incorporate roasted sweet potatoes for sweetness and depth of flavor. For a perfect taste, you can try it with roast turkey breast or spatchcock chicken. The endless possibilities result in a delicious and nutritious meal perfect for any occasion.

Why would you like Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad?

  • This shaved Brussels salad tastes like a mild version of cabbage.
  • You will love the flavors and texture of the uncooked sprouts, which are sweet, nutty, and crispy, with a definite crunchy texture.
  • You can serve it as a side dish and salad because it has a base other than the leafy green.
  • It is easy to breeze or assemble; you only have to cut and chop the vegetables, add the shaved sprouts, and mix well.
  • You can even use leftover vegetables to make it.

Ingredients For Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

  • 1 ½ pounds Brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced
  • 1 Opal apple
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds or walnuts

For Dressing

  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 3-4 tablespoon walnut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup

Ingredient Notes

For Salad: Brussel Sprouts, Opal Apple, etc.

Ensure to get the fresh ones that must not be wilted or loose. If you cannot find one, buy shredded cabbage; it tastes like Brussels sprouts.

You must use thinly sliced red onions that are milder than other varieties. You can also add a couple of sliced shallots instead.

Pomegranate seeds are rich in nutrients and vitamins. Adding them to a salad will provide health benefits like helping the body against inflammation and radical damage.

These cranberries add a sweet taste to the salad, and if you don’t know which ones are best, use fresh cranberries for the best taste.

Sliced almonds are the best to add to the salad because they go well with the shaved Brussels. Add chopped walnuts or pecans if you do not have almonds in your kitchen.

For Dressing: Dijon Mustard, Maple Syrup, Vinegar, and Oil

Dijon mustard makes the dressing thick and rich in fiber, manganese, and magnesium, which helps lower blood pressure.

Honey or maple syrup adds sweetness to the salad.

Walnut oil is rich in nutrients, which will lower heart disease. You can use grapeseed oil if you do not have walnut oil, making the best salad dressing.

The best options for dressing are red wine, sherry, or apple cider vinegar.

How to make the Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad?

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Step One: Bake the Walnuts

Preheat the oven to 350F and place walnuts inside to bake for 8 minutes.

Let them cool, and place them aside after removing them from the oven.

Step Two: Assemble the Vegetables

Assemble the vegetables, including shredded brussels sprouts, opal apples, pomegranate seeds, dried cranberries, and almonds.

Mix the ingredients well, and let their flavors mix into each other.

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Step Three: Prepare the Dressing

Mix the Dijon mustard, honey or maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and walnut oil in a bowl.

Mix well, and it is ready to use for the salad.

Step three: Add Dressing to the Salad

After making this dressing, drizzle it onto the salad.

Toss to combine the ingredients into each other.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe

Step four: Serve the Salad

After making the salad, serve it with any other side dish you make or serve it individually in the lunch.

How to Store Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad?

  • This salad is best to serve immediately after assembling. If you have leftovers, save them in an airtight container and place them in the fridge for 3 days.
  • If the salad sits longer in the fridge, it will lose its crunchiness and turn smelly.
  • Make sure to store the vinaigrette and salad in separate containers.
  • If you want to serve half the salad and store the other half, pour the dressing on the salad you want to eat instead of the entire salad. That will prevent the leaves from getting soggy.

How to freeze?

  • Freeing the shaved Brussels sprout salad is not recommended because freezing will make your salad look smelly, and its texture will become soggy.
  • So, if you are planning to freeze the leftover salad, make sure to remove its dressing, or do not dress it beforehand if you are going to freeze it.
  • Freezing this salad will make your hard work go in vain. It is best to enjoy it immediately after assembling it.

Reheating Instructions

  • Just like the salad is not appropriate for freezing, reheating makes it flavorless and soggy.
  • Never heat or reheat your Brussels salad because the water from the leafy vegetables will start evaporating.
  • If you have frozen salad in the fridge, take it out and let it sit at room temperature for a while.
  • After a few minutes, you can enjoy the salad at room temperature.

Tips to make the Best Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

  • Never shred the Brussels sprouts too earlier than the time. Their crunchiness will be lost and will become smelly.
  • You must shred the Brussels one day before. But if you shred it earlier than 2 days, it will not last long.
  • Preparing the dressing one or two days before making the salad will be better. If the olive oil becomes soil after placing the dressing in the fridge, let it sit at room temperature for a while and then stir it.
  • Make sure to add the seasonings correctly; too much salt or pepper will waste your hard work.
  • It is up to you if you like dried fruits more than cranberries. You can add dried fruit to the salad and serve it to your guests.

Alternative Ingredients

  • If you do not have Apple cider vinegar, use red wine vinegar, sherry vinegar, apple cider vinegar, or fresh lemon juice.
  • Throwing some nuts, pears, sunflower seeds, or pumpkin seeds will add more crunch to the salad.
  • You can add parmesan and creamy goat cheese for flavor.
  • You can also use sugar instead of honey or maple syrup in teaspoons.
  • In place of Dijon mustard, you can use whole grain.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I eat raw shaved Brussels sprouts?

Brussels sprouts are a nutritious vegetable that has a lot of health benefits. You can also enjoy the raw Brussels sprouts; they taste incredible with every bite due to the delicious ingredients that make the salad hit.

How can you keep the shaved Brussels sprouts fresh?

If you use the Brussels sprouts ahead of time, you must trim and shred them only one to two days in advance and store them in the fridge in an airtight or food-safe plastic container. But the Brussels will not stay fresh if you shave them too early, like two or three days before.

Will shaved Brussels sprouts turn brown?

The short answer is yes; when you cut or shave Brussels sprouts too far in advance, they will oxidize, turn brown, and become bitter in flavor. After cutting, the cuttings will stay fresh for an hour and slowly start turning brown. Use them within one or two hours for perfect and pleasing salad results.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Adalynn Ward
With delicious flavored ingredients, this shaved Brussels sprout salad is the best meal from fall to winter every weekend. Quick to make and easy to serve.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 8 persons


  • lb brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced
  • 1 Opal apple
  • 1 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 cup sliced almonds or walnuts

For Dressing

  • 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tbsp walnut oil or grapeseed oil
  • 2 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey or maple syrup

How to Make?

  • Preheat oven to 350F and bake walnuts for 8 minutes. Let them cool and set them aside.
  • Grab a bowl and assemble all the vegetables.
  • Add your favorite vegetables like brussels sprouts, opal apples, pomegranate seeds, walnuts or almonds, and dried cranberries. Make sure to mix them well.
  • Now, mix apple cider vinegar, walnut oil, honey or maple syrup, and Dijon mustard to prepare the dressing for the salad.
  • After preparing the dressing, top it on the salad and mix well.
  • Serve the salad with delicious and scrummy side dishes.


Serving: 1bowlCalories: 221kcalCarbohydrates: 20gProtein: 6gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 4mgSodium: 309mgFiber: 12gSugar: 4g
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