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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad comes together quickly using a beautiful array of flavors from raw Brussels sprouts, crisp apples, cranberries, nuts, goat cheese, and a homemade vinaigrette!
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 403kcal


For the mustard Vinaigrette

  • cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sweet onion or shallot chopped or minced
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 cloves garlic grated
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme minced

For the Brussel Sprout Salad

  • 4 cups brussel sprouts shaved
  • 1 apple diced
  • cup dried cranberries
  • cup walnuts roasted and chopped
  • 4 ounces goat cheese crumbled


Making the Mustard Vinaigrette

  • In a small bowl, add the shallot, dijon, garlic, lemon juice and thyme and whisk to combine.
    1 tablespoon sweet onion or shallot, 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard, 2 cloves garlic, 1 lemon, ½ teaspoon fresh thyme
  • Add the olive oil, whisking constantly until the dressing is fully mixed. Add salt and pepper to taste.
    ⅓ cup olive oil

Assembling the Salad

  • In a large bowl, add the shaved brussel sprouts, apple, cranberries, walnuts, and goat cheese.
    4 cups brussel sprouts, 1 apple, ⅓ cup dried cranberries, ⅓ cup walnuts, 4 ounces goat cheese
  • Drizzle the dressing over top and and toss to combine.
  • Enjoy immediately.


This salad is best eaten immediately. If storing any leftovers, the apples may turn brown but the salad is still safe to eat up to 3-4 days.
Store leftover dressing in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5-7days. Stir or shake prior to using
Use apple cider vinegar or balsamic vinegar instead of lemon juice.
Use grainy mustard or regular mustard instead of Dijon.
Leave out the onion if desired.
Buy Brussel sprouts already shaved at the store or you can grating them using a mandolin slicer, box grater or even grating food processor attachment, or use a knife.
Use whatever apple you prefer.
Substitute dried cherries for the cranberries.
Swap the walnuts for roasted chopped pecans or almonds.
Use feta cheese in place of goat cheese if preferred.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 403kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 10g | Fat: 31g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 7g | Monounsaturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 156mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 1003IU | Vitamin C: 92mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3mg