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This creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe only has four ingredients, and is full of crunch with a rich, creamy, zippy dressing! It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and a great side dish year-round.

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I wish I could say that me and Brussels sprouts go way back, but we just don’t. Growing up, I wasn’t much of a picky eater, except for foods that were highly pungent.

That basically eliminated things like sauerkraut, cabbage, and Brussels sprouts from my diet, lol.

But since then, I’ve seen the error of my ways and luckily have outgrown that phase. Now there isn’t a stinky food that bothers me, stinky cheese included! And of course Brussels sprouts are great because of their versatility, in addition to their nutrition benefits and their delicious flavor.

For some reason, Brussels sprouts seem to be a natural choice for the holidays. You can roast them, sauté them, gratin them, steam them, or use them to make this beautiful Brussels sprouts slaw.

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

This salad is basically as easy as slicing the sprouts! I use my homemade parmesan peppercorn dressing for this salad, but you can use whatever your favorite store-bought or homemade creamy salad dressing is. My second favorite to use here is my homemade creamy blue cheese dressing!

Ingredients Explained

In this section I explain the ingredients and give substitution ideas where applicable. For the full recipe (including the ingredient amounts), see the recipe card below.

Brussels Sprouts Salad Ingredients

  • Brussels sprouts – This is the star of the show! We are essentially making a creamy Brussels sprouts slaw here.
  • Homemade parmesan peppercorn dressing – I use homemade dressing, but you can use store-bought and you aren’t limited to parmesan peppercorn! You can use any creamy salad dressing you like, such as caesar salad dressing, ranch, blue cheese, etc.
  • Scallions – Scallion adds mild onion flavor to this salad.
  • Toasted almonds – Toasted almonds add nutty flavor and crunchy texture. If almonds aren’t your thing, feel free to swap them out for any nut you like.

Time-Saving Tip

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Some grocery stores sell pre-chopped Brussels sprouts to shave some time off making this salad. (Goofy pun/bad dad joke intended, lol!)

Instructions

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  1. To start, first remove any wilted or damaged outer leaves. Thinly slice your sprouts (this is called “shaving” them).
  2. Toss together the sprouts, dressing, and scallion.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish.
  4. Sprinkle the almonds on top.
overhead view of bowl of creamy shaved brussels sprouts salad before stirring

Variations

The sky is the limit in terms of different spins on this salad! Here are a few ideas to get you going.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon

  1. Cook 2 slices of bacon until crispy. Transfer to a paper towel-lined plate and cool.
  2. Crumble.
  3. Sprinkle the bacon on top of the salad.
  4. Serve.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Cranberries

  1. Toss 3 tablespoons reduced sugar dried cranberries in with the salad.
  2. Serve.

Pro Tip: If you like the tart flavor of fresh cranberries, you can use 1/4 cup coarsely chopped fresh cranberries instead of dried cranberries!

Brussels Sprout Salad with Apple

  1. Wash, core, and thinly slice 1 sweet-tart apple.
  2. Toss the apple in with the salad.
  3. Serve.

Brussels Sprout Salad with Pine Nuts

  1. Instead of toasted almonds, use 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts.
  2. Serve.

Storage

Store leftovers covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.

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Brussels Sprouts Salad FAQs

Can You Eat Raw Brussel Sprouts?

Yes! Brussels sprouts are generally fine to eat raw. However, some people experience bloating and gas from raw cruciferous vegetables, such as sprouts, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower. After cooking, these vegetables are easier to digest. (You can read more about eating raw Brussels sprouts on Healthline.)

Additionally, as per The World’s Healthiest Foods, both raw and cooked sprouts have cholesterol-lowering properties. However, steamed Brussels sprouts (as opposed to raw sprouts) have a greater ability to lower cholesterol. Very interesting!

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How Do You Shave Brussels Sprouts?

Shaving Brussels sprouts essentially just means to slice them into thin ribbons.

For this recipe, we don’t need the sprouts sliced ultra thin. You can use a cutting board and a sharp knife to slice each sprout and it’ll be thin enough for our purposes.

But if you want your slices as thin as they can get there are a few more reliable options!

Another method is to cut each sprout in half so it has a stable side to lay flat on the cutting board, and then thinly slice each half into ribbons.

Alternatively, you could use the slicing blade on a food processor, or (very carefully) use a mandolin.

More Brussels Sprouts Recipes to Try

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Creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time0 minutes
Yields: 4 servings
This creamy Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe only has four ingredients, and is full of crunch with a rich, creamy, zippy dressing! It’s always a crowd-pleaser, and a great side dish year-round.

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Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • Toss together the sprouts, dressing, and scallion.
  • Transfer to a serving dish.
  • Sprinkle the almonds on top.

Notes

  • Net Carbs: 5g per serving
  • Dressing Options: I use my homemade parmesan peppercorn dressing for this salad, but you can use whatever your favorite store-bought or homemade creamy salad dressing is. My second favorite to use here is my homemade creamy blue cheese dressing!
  • Time Saver: If you’re short on time, some stores sell pre-chopped Brussels sprouts.
  • Storage: This salad keeps well in the fridge for up to 3 days. Wait to add the nuts until right before serving.
  • Holiday Slaw: To make this salad festive for the holidays, add sliced apple and dried cranberries!

Nutrition

Calories: 183kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 268mg | Potassium: 452mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 1015IU | Vitamin C: 73.7mg | Calcium: 134mg | Iron: 1.7mg

Nutritional information is automatically calculated and should be used as an approximate.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
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  1. 5 stars
    Awesome recipe for one of my favorite vegetables! Thank you Faith!

  2. This looks sooo good! Yay! So glad you joined in on Friendsgiving!

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