Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad-thinly shaved brussels sprouts with apple, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, Parmesan cheese, and a simple maple mustard dressing. This easy Brussels Sprouts Salad is the perfect side dish for Fall or the Holidays.
Brussels Sprouts Salad
If you are looking for the perfect salad to serve at your Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner, you are in luck because this simple Brussels Sprouts Salad is always a holiday favorite! I make it all fall because I love it so much, I can’t wait for the holidays, but I always make sure it is on our Thanksgiving and Christmas menu. The flavors are incredible, it is pretty to serve, and it holds up well so you can make it in advance. Plus, our friends and family love it! It’s a winning salad!
How to Make Shredded Brussels Sprouts
To make a brussels sprouts salad, first you have to shred or shave the brussels sprouts. Don’t worry, it is easy! You can use a food processor, mandoline, or sharp knife, all methods work really well.
First, wash the brussels sprouts really well and remove any leaves that are damaged. Trim off the ends with a sharp knife.
- To shred brussels sprouts in the food processor, use the slicing attachment and pulse the brussels sprouts until they are shredded.
- To shave the brussels sprouts with a mandoline, make sure you are VERY careful. Use the guard or even better, get a cut resistant glove. Use the thinnest blade on the mandoline to thinly slice the brussels sprouts.
- To shave the brussels sprouts with a knife, use a sharp knife and slice the brussels sprouts as thin as possible.
Can you Eat Raw Brussels Sprouts?
YES, and they are so delicious! I know brussels sprouts are traditionally roasted or sautéed, but you have to try them raw in a salad. They will remind you of cabbage. They have a nice crunch and are so good in salads. I love using shaved brussels sprouts in salads because they hold up. You can dress the salad hours before serving and it is still good. The brussels sprouts don’t get soggy at all.
Brussels Sprouts Salad Ingredients
After you have your shaved brussels sprouts, you can add in all of the other ingredients.
- dried cranberries
- sunflower seeds
- Parmesan cheese
- maple mustard dressing
This salad has everything…sweet, salty, crunchy, tangy, and it is pretty to serve! It is the perfect salad for any meal.
Brussels Sprouts Salad Tips
- I like to use Honeycrisp apples for this salad, but feel free to use your favorite.
- I also like to use sunflower seeds, but chopped pecans or almonds would be good too.
- Shaved or shredded Parmesan works well in this salad.
- Make sure you buy pure maple syrup for the maple dressing, not pancake syrup:)
- You can shred the brussels sprouts up to 2 days in advance. Keep them in a Ziploc bag or container in the fridge until ready to assemble the salad.
- You can also make the dressing up to four days in advance. Keep in the fridge until ready to use. Whisk well before dressing the salad.
If you like this simple brussel sprout salad, you might like:
- Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- Honey Lime Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Avocado
- Mashed Sweet Potatoes
- Kale and Wild Rice Salad
- Sweet Potato Pomegranate Salad
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
For the Dressing:
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
- 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
- 1 clove garlic minced
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
For the Salad:
- 1 lb Brussels sprouts ends trimmed
- 1 large Honeycrisp apple chopped (or 2 small apples)
- 1/2 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/3 cup shredded or shaved Parmesan cheese
- Kosher salt and black pepper to taste
- First, make the maple mustard dressing. In a small bowl or jar, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, pure maple syrup, mustard, and garlic. Season with salt and pepper and set aside.
- Next, shave the brussels sprouts. Use a food processor with the slicing attachment and pulse until the brussels sprouts are thinly sliced. You can also use a mandoline or sharp knife if you don't have a food processor.
- Place the shredded brussels sprouts in a large bowl. Add the chopped apple, dried cranberries, sunflower seeds, and Parmesan cheese. Drizzle the salad with the dressing and toss well. Season with salt and pepper and serve.
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