Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

shaved brussels sprout salad

This recipe will make you crave Brussels sprouts. It’s true. I know it sounds like crazy talk, but this dish has taught even the biggest doubters of this oft-hated veggie that Brussels sprouts can be exciting and full of flavor. This salad is delish and tastes even better after a few days of sitting in the fridge so all of the flavors have time to blend and marinade together. Slicing the Brussels sprouts can get a bit tedious if you are making enough for a large crowd, so my greatest piece of advice is to make a trip to Trader Joe’s, (a.k.a my home away from home) and grab a bag of sliced Brussels sprouts in their fresh produce section. Trust me: doing this will make B-sprouts a tasty time-saver. If you see some large chunks that aren’t chopped thinly, just run your knife once through the pile of these cruciferous gems. That’s all it takes to get those bad boys sliced and the rest is so simple.


Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad
Serves: 4
  • 6 cups Brussels sprouts, bottoms cut off and sliced very thin
  • ½ cup whole dried cranberries (The Trader Joe's brand is the best. They are plump, moist, & flavorful)
  • ¼ cup gorgonzola crumbles
  • ½ cup toasted pecans, small pieces
  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • lemon juice from 1 lemon
  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed or finely minced
  • 1 tsp. of dijon mustard
  • celtic salt and black pepper to taste
  • Grated parmesan cheese, handful (optional)
  1. Slice Brussels sprouts very thin or buy bag of sliced Brussels sprouts.
  2. Mix slice Brussels sprouts in a bowl with dried cranberries, gorgonzola, and pecans.
  3. In another bowl, mix together the olive oil, lemon, garlic, mustard, salt & pepper. Pour dressing on top of the salad. Top with parmesan cheese.

5 Comments on Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

  1. Shalini
    August 26, 2013 at 6:06 pm (5 years ago)

    I’m so glad someone else loves brussel sprouts as much as I do. I’m getting kind of tired of just roasting them and am excited to try out this new recipe!

    • thedirtonvegetables
      September 5, 2013 at 11:01 am (5 years ago)

      Let me know how it goes, Shalini! I think you are going to love the way raw Brussels Sprouts taste when they are shaved thinly. So fresh and delicious!

  2. Jane
    September 3, 2013 at 1:37 pm (5 years ago)

    I tried this recipe over the weekend and I loved it! Thank you so much!

    • thedirtonvegetables
      September 5, 2013 at 11:02 am (5 years ago)

      I am so happy to hear that, Jane! Thank you for letting me know and keep in mind that this is a great salad to prepare year round.

  3. karli
    October 31, 2013 at 3:09 pm (5 years ago)

    I made this for a work potluck today and everyone LOVED it! Some even asked for the recipe : )


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