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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Parmesan –

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Parmesan –

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This sweet and tangy Brussels sprout salad is best prepared ahead of time, making it ideal for a buffet.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Parmesan –

Brussels sprouts—you either love them or you hate them. I am firmly in the love-em camp, and this Brussels sprouts salad is a perfect example of just how delicious they can be when prepared properly. The sprouts are thinly sliced and tossed with a tangy-sweet cider vinegar dressing, apples, walnuts, and shaved Parmigiano-Reggiano. The salad pairs well with turkey, ham, and grilled cheese sandwiches, and even be enjoyed as a light meal on its own topped with crispy bacon and served with good bread. To really bring out the flavors, it’s best to make the salad ahead of time and let it sit for a few hours before serving. This makes it a great option for holiday buffets and other gatherings.

Ingredients For Brussels Sprout Salad

ingredients for brussels sprout salad

Step-by-step instructions

In the fall and winter, many grocery stores sell bagged, pre-shredded Brussels sprouts, which cuts prep time and makes this salad quick and easy to throw together. However, if you can’t find them, Brussels sprouts are easy to prep. Start by trimming the stem ends and removing any blemished or yellowed outer leaves.

trimming brussels sprouts

Run the whole Brussels sprouts through the slicing blade of a food processor or slice them by hand using a sharp knife.

shaved brussels sprouts in food processor

Toast the walnuts in a 350°F-oven for 6 to 10 minutes, or until fragrant. Set aside.

walnuts on baking sheet

In a large bowl, combine the shredded Brussels sprouts, apples, shallots, olive oil, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper.

brussels sprouts, apples, shallots, and dressing ingredients in mixing bowlToss well, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours to allow the sprouts to soften and the flavors to marry.

tossed brussels sprout salad

When ready to serve, toss the walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano with the salad.

adding walnuts and cheese to salad

Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days but keep in mind that the flavors will dull the longer the salad sits; add a little more cider vinegar and vegetable oil to perk it up.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Parmesan –

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Parmesan

This sweet and tangy Brussels sprout salad is best prepared ahead of time, making it ideal for a buffet.

Ingredients

  • 1½ pounds Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1 large tart-sweet red apple, such as Honey Crisp, cored and chopped (no need to peel)
  • 3 tablespoons minced shallots, from 1 large shallot
  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup + 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ¾ cup walnuts, toasted if desired (see note) and coarsely chopped
  • ¾ cup thinly sliced and crumbled Parmigiano-Reggiano

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position.
  2. Place the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake, checking frequently, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate and let cool.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the shredded Brussels sprouts, apples, shallots, olive oil, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper; toss well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours to allow the sprouts to soften and the flavors to marry.
  4. When ready to serve, toss the walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano with the salad. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days but keep in mind that the flavors will dull the longer the salad sits; add a little more cider vinegar and vegetable oil to perk it up.

Nutrition Information

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  • Per serving (8 servings)
  • Calories: 261
  • Fat: 19 g
  • Saturated fat: 3 g
  • Carbohydrates: 19 g
  • Sugar: 12 g
  • Fiber: 4 g
  • Protein: 7 g
  • Sodium: 379 mg
  • Cholesterol: 7 mg

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guarantee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Edamam.com. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.

Gluten-Free Adaptable Note

To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you’re following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.

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