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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

Make this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad for Christmas in just 25 minutes using seasonal ingredients such as shaved Brussels sprouts, apple, pomegranate seeds, pecans, pepitas, cranberries, and feta cheese, tossed with a tangy citrus salad dressing. It makes a complete side to pair with this honey-baked ham, slow cooker ham, or smoked turkey legs
Course:Side Dish
Keywords:shaved brussels sprout salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 0 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 10 people
Calories266.9 kcal
Cost $ 1.50 per person



For the Brussels sprout salad:

  • 1 ½ pounds brussels sprouts
  • 1 large Honeycrisp apple washed and pat dried (or Asian pear)
  • 1 tablespoon of lemon juice
  • cup pepitas green pumpkin seeds
  • ¾ cup pecan halves roasted or honey-glazed (or another nut of choice such as these glazed cashew nuts)
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries or dried currants, raisins, or dried cherries
  • 1 pomegranate seeded
  • 2 oz feta cheese crumbled (or crumbled goat cheese)

For the citrus salad dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons orange juice plus zest of ½ orange
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ teaspoon maple syrup or honey
  • A pinch of table salt
  • A dash of fresh ground black pepper
  • ½ cup olive oil


  • Start by making the salad dressing: Zest ½ orange using a zester. Place it into a mason jar and add the orange juice, lemon juice, mustard, maple syrup, salt, and pepper.
  • Lastly, add the olive oil, close the jar tightly, and shake well until creamy and emulsified.
  • Store in the fridge for up to 1 week; bring to room temperature before serving or dressing the salad. Please, don’t forget to shake it well before dressing your salad!
  • Prepare the shaved Brussels sprout salad: Clean and shave Brussels sprouts: Rinse them well, cut off a small piece of the stem end, and then remove any discolored leaves.
  • Slice them on a mandoline slicer or with a sharp Chef’s knife as thinly as possible. You can also shred them in the food processor!
  • Place shaved Brussels sprouts in a bowl of cold water, rinse and then drain well (NOTE: You can use a colander to drain them and then pat them dry with a paper towel or use a salad spinner). Transfer it to a large salad bowl!
  • Toss the shaved sprouts with just enough dressing (do not add it all; otherwise your salad will be soggy).
  • Slice the apple and toss with lemon juice to prevent browning/oxidation.
  • Then toss MOST of the apple slices, pumpkin seeds, pecans, cranberries, and pomegranate seeds with the dressed shaved sprouts.
  • Nicely distribute the remaining of each ingredients on top and evenly sprinkle the crumbled feta. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 2 days.
The dressing can be stored in a mason jar in the fridge for up to 4-7 days. Let come to room temp and shake it before using it!


Calories: 266.9kcal | Carbohydrates: 23.6g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 19.1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3.4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11.6g | Trans Fat: 0.001g | Cholesterol: 5mg | Sodium: 92.2mg | Potassium: 417.5mg | Fiber: 5.5g | Sugar: 14.6g | Vitamin A: 558.8IU | Vitamin C: 64.5mg | Calcium: 68.6mg | Iron: 1.6mg

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