Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries & Hazelnuts


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This shaved brussels sprout salad with cranberries and hazelnuts is an excellent, bright and fresh way to eat brussels sprouts. Tossed in a zingy, yoghurt-based lemon and parmesan vinaigrette, it’s a breeze to make and can also be made a few days in advance to serving!

Whether you’re looking for a quick and tasty side salad or something fresh and unique to dress up a Thanksgiving meal, then this salad is sure to check all of the boxes.

It also may be enough to woo even the most ardent of brussels sprout haters – that is, if my maple-miso glazed sprouts haven’t already.

Brussels Sprout Salad
Brussels Sprout Salad

Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries

The great thing about this recipe is that you can make the dressing in the same bowl that you toss the salad in – which limits the number of dishes that you have to clean!

So we will start with making the dressing – which is zingy and flavourful but really simple.

Ingredients for this salad
Ingredients for this salad

In a large bowl, add some plain Greek yoghurt, some finely grated parmesan cheese, a squeeze of lemon juice, some dijon mustard, a grated (or finely minced) clove of garlic and (optionally) a minced anchovy fillet.

Whisk all of this together until well combined and then set aside.

Whisking the dressing
Whisking the dressing

Now, it’s time to thinly shave some brussels sprouts. You can do this with a mandoline, in a food processor or with a chef’s knife and some patience – it doesn’t really matter! Just make sure that they’re thinly shredded and add them to the bowl with the dressing.

To the brussels sprouts, also add in a very thinly sliced shallot and some dried cranberries for a little bit of sweetest. You can also add in other dried fruit here – chopped dried apricots would be excellent here, as would sultanas!

Adding the ingredients to the bowl
Adding the ingredients to the bowl

And for some nuttiness and crunch, add some toasted blanched hazelnuts! I always recommend toasting nuts before using them as it always elevates the flavour. You can do this in a skillet for a few minutes or in a 180°C (350°F) for 5-10 minutes.

Finally, add in some freshly chopped parsley! Then, all you need to do is toss everything together until well combined and it’s completely coated in the dressing.

Tossing the salad together
Tossing the salad together

Now, you can serve this immediately or transfer to an airtight container and serve the next day or even the next! It will still be crisp and delicious in a few days.

Brussels Sprout Salad

Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries & Hazelnuts

This bright and tasty salad pairs great as a fresh vegetable side dish. Because of the heartiness of brussels sprouts, the salad can also be prepped and assembled up to a day in advance of serving!
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Servings 4
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients
 

  • 40 g (2 tbsp) plain Greek yoghurt
  • 15 g (¼ cup) parmesan cheese finely grated
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice freshly squeezed
  • ½ tsp dijon mustard
  • 1 clove garlic grated or very finely minced
  • 1 anchovy fillet finely chopped (optional)
  • 10-12 brussels sprouts trimed and finely shredded
  • 1 small shallot thinly sliced
  • 2 tbsp blanched hazelnuts toasted and rougly chopped
  • 2 tbsp dried cranberries
  • 1 tbsp flat-leaf parsley roughly chopped

Instructions
 

  • In a large salad bowl or mixing bowl, add the yoghurt, parmesan, lemon juice, mustard, garlic, anchovy fillet (if using) and a generous grind of black pepper. Whisk until thoroughly combined.
    Whisking the dressing
  • To the same bowl, add the brussels sprouts, shallot, hazelnuts, cranberries and parsley. Toss until thoroughly combined and coated in the dressing. Serve,
    Tossing the salad together

Nutrition

Calories: 105kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 4g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 4mg | Sodium: 78mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 474IU | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 89mg | Iron: 1mg

Disclaimer: Nutritional information is automatically generated and provided as guidance only. Accuracy is not guaranteed.

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This fresh brussels sprout salad is a great alternative to roasted or cooked sprouts and is a great way to get the sceptics to love this delicious brassica!

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