I really love raw Brussels sprouts salads! The method for making this Raw Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad is very similar to the recipe for Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad. However this salad has different ingredients and flavors. And if you’ve been roasting or sauteing your sprouts, here’s a way to eat them raw for a change of pace.
Brussels sprouts remind me of miniature cabbages. I mean, aren’t they really cute? And since I prefer raw cabbage over cooked, one day I decided to try raw sprouts in a salad.
While it does take a little time to slice up the sprouts into shreds, so that they’re “shaved”, I think it’s worth it. You could also 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.
My 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 & Apple Salad can be made ahead of time and stored in the refrigerator until ready to serve.
Raw Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad
Raw Brussels sprouts, apples, dried cranberries, and walnuts combine with a tangy dressing to make a satisfying, hearty seasonal salad.
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!
Do you enjoy raw Brussels sprouts? Please let me know in the comments your favorite way to eat them!
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