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Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples is a delicious seasonal dish with cranberries, walnuts, and a tangy dressing. It’s naturally vegan and gluten-free.
I love seasonal salads.
In the summer I like using ingredients like tomatoes, cucumbers, and corn.
Then in the fall and winter, I turn to butternut squash, pears, and pumpkin seeds.
And, of course, Brussels sprouts.
The method for making this Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples is very similar to the recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad.
However, this salad has different ingredients and flavors, like walnuts and cranberries.
This Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad may remind you of a hearty cabbage salad.
Brussels sprouts resemble miniature cabbages which isn’t surprising since they are part of the same family, the Brassica, or cruciferous family.
And since I often eat cabbage raw rather than cooked, one day I decided to try raw sprouts.
I was hooked on how fresh they taste in a salad.
It takes a little time to slice up the sprouts into shreds, but it’s not difficult to do.
If you want, you can use a food processor instead of slicing them by hand.
However, if you’re really pressed for time, you can buy a bag of shaved Brussels sprouts at Trader Joe’s and other markets.
My preferred method for shaving the sprouts is to cut them in half lengthwise, and then slice them thinly from the bottom to the top.
But really it doesn’t matter how you do it.
This salad will be delicious no matter how the shreds look.
This Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
I enjoy this salad for lunch or a starter with dinner.
And you can prepare it in advance.
I like to use colorful apples in this recipe like Pink Pearl, if I can find them.
But this salad also tastes great with Pink Lady, Honeycrisp, Sweet Tango, or any of your favorite varieties.
Check out the quick video and see how easy it is to make Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples!
Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples
- Combine the shaved Brussels sprouts, apples, cranberries, and walnuts in a large bowl.
- In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil, maple syrup, lemon juice, and salt together with a fork.
- Before serving, pour the dressing over the salad and toss well to coat. Divide among 4 bowls. Enjoy!