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Brussels Sprouts Salad

This Brussels sprout salad is full of flavor and texture and is the perfect fall and winter side dish. Made with shredded Brussels sprouts, chopped kale, cranberries, pomegranate arils, toasted pecans, walnuts and pumpkin seeds tossed in a sweet and tangy Dijon vinaigrette.

Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussels sprouts, brussels sprouts salad, low carb recipe, low carb salad, paleo, paleo thanksgiving side dish, shaved brussels sprouts, thanksgiving salad, whole30, winter salad
Prep Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 286 kcal
Author Kelly

Ingredients

For the dressing:

  • 1/4 cup avocado oil OR extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tsp apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp sugar-free maple syrup (Lakanto) OR pure maple syrup for paleo OR orange juice for Whole30
  • 1/2 tsp onion salt (I use the one from Trader Joe's) OR you can sub with onion powder and season with additional salt
  • fine sea salt + freshly cracked black pepper , to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts , trim bottoms off & slice very thinly OR 1 package of shaved Brussels sprouts (I buy mine from Trader Joe's or Whole Foods)
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped kale , washed & dried
  • 1/3 cup thinly sliced red cabbage
  • 4 grape tomatoes , sliced into halves
  • 3 tablespoons toasted pecans
  • 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
  • 1 tablespoon sliced toasted almonds
  • 1 tablespoon pumpkin seeds / pepitas
  • 1.5 tablespoon pomegranate arils
  • 5-8 fresh cranberries

OPTIONAL:

  • 1 tsp nutritional yeast , for a cheesy flavor or grated parmesan if not Whole30 / dairy-free / paleo

Instructions

Make the dressing:

  1. Add the dressing ingredients to a bowl or a jar. Whisk or shake until combined. Taste and adjust seasonings.

For the salad:

  1. Add all the salad ingredients to a large bowl. Pour in dressing and toss until well-coated and combined. Store in fridge for at least 15 minutes before serving. This helps build flavor and soften the Brussels sprouts. Top with more nuts, seeds & nutritional yeast, if desired.

Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 serving)
Calories 286 Calories from Fat 207
% Daily Value*
Fat 23g35%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Fiber 6g24%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 7g14%
* Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy using the WPRM recipe calculator. It is best to make your own calculations to ensure accuracy. We expressly disclaim any and all liability of any kind with respect to any act or omission wholly or in part in reliance on anything contained in this website. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.