Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

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Fresh shredded Brussels sprouts pair with sweet, tangy poppyseed dressing in this salad that is great for fall and winter gatherings and can be entirely prepped ahead. Finish this Brussels Sprouts Salad with pears, almonds, and parmesan cheese. Create your own salad/sandwich combo by pairing this with Pull Apart Cubano Sliders.

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What You’ll Love About Brussels Sprouts Salad

This fresh salad is the perfect way to bridge warmer weather with the cool temps ahead or to add a fresh element to a cold weather meal. And because Brussels sprouts are sturdy greens, you can make and dress this salad entirely ahead of time. (Just wait to stir in the pears and almonds until right before serving.)

This recipe is:

  • Fresh
  • Naturally Sweet and Tangy
  • Special Occasion-Worthy
  • Healthy
  • Gluten-Free
  • Vegetarian
  • Easy to Customize
brussels sprouts in the bowl of a food processor

How to Shred Brussels Sprouts

Use the grater attachment of a food processor and feed the sprouts through a few at a time to quickly shred. If you don’t have a food processor, slice each sprout in half and thinly slice with a knife. 

Recipe Tip

Don’t want to get out the food processor or slice these by hand? Pre-shredded Brussels sprouts are becoming increasingly common – you might be able to find them in the produce section at your grocery store.

Possible Variations

  • Add dried cranberries or dried cherries
  • Use walnuts or pecans instead of almonds
  • Use goat cheese or feta instead of parmesan
  • Add rotisserie chicken to make it a meal

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad with Poppyseed Dressing

Fresh shredded Brussels sprouts pair with sweet, tangy poppyseed dressing in this salad that is great for fall and winter gatherings and can be entirely prepped ahead. Finish the salad with pears, almonds, and parmesan cheese.
Prep: 20 minutes
Total: 20 minutes
Servings: 6

Equipment

  • Food Processor (if not using pre-shredded Brussels Sprouts)
  • Small Jar with Lid
  • Salad Bowl
  • Salad Tongs

Ingredients 

Poppyseed Dressing:

  • 1/4 cup cooking oil (see note)
  • 3 Tablespoons white vinegar
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 1 Tablespoon grated white onion or shallot
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

Brussels Sprouts Salad:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, shredded (look for pre-shredded Brussels sprouts in the produce section or use the grater attachment to shred them in a food processor)
  • 1 pear or apple, chopped or thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated

Instructions 

  • Combine all ingredients for the dressing in a small jar with a lid and shake until evenly combined. (Optional: For a very smooth dressing, blend it with an immersion blender.)
  • Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  • Toss salad, adding dressing until it is dressed to your liking.
  • Serve immediately.

Notes

Cooking Oil – Use any high-heat cooking oil with a neutral flavor. My favorites are avocado, grapeseed, or vegetable oil.

Nutrition

Calories: 238kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 9g | Trans Fat: 0.04g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 260mg | Potassium: 407mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 643IU | Vitamin C: 66mg | Calcium: 170mg | Iron: 2mg

Nutrition information is automatically calculated, so should only be used as an approximation.

Author: Jess Smith via Inquiring Chef
Cost: $6.00
Calories: 238
Keyword: Christmas, easy salad recipe, easy side dish, fall, gluten free, holiday side dish, Thanksgiving, winter recipe
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About Jess Smith

Jess is the recipe creator and photographer at InquiringChef.com. She spent nearly a decade as the Chief Recipe Developer for the award-winning meal planning app Cook Smarts. Her colorful, healthyish recipes have been featured in popular online publications including Parade, Hallmark, and HuffPost.

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