Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Dried Cranberries is a delicious seasonal side dish or lunch. It's easy to make and is naturally vegan and gluten-free.
Have you heard of shaved Brussels sprouts?
I have to say, I am a big fan of Brussels sprouts.
And like a lot of people, I tend to prepare them by roasting them in the oven.
But they are also really delicious eaten raw in a simple salad.
And when sliced thinly, they are often called "shaved".
Brussels sprouts are very nutritious.
Did you know that according to TreeHugger.com, the mighty sprout can help lower cholesterol, prevent cancer, and help with digestion?
While they are low in calories, they are high in dietary fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C.
And it's easy to find them year-round at most supermarkets.
They are especially abundant in the fall and winter.
Plus besides being nutritious, shaved Brussels sprouts are a tasty option when you want a hearty salad without using your usual lettuce.
Since they are in the same family as cabbage, it makes sense that they work well raw when shredded.
A lot of stores like Trader Joe's even sell them shaved in bags.
I personally love buying them on the stalk when available.
If you see them sold this way, I recommend grabbing one since they are a great value and so versatile.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad is easy to make.
This recipe serves two as a side salad.
However, you can easily double the recipe if you want more substantial portions or to serve a crowd.
You may even want to bring this salad to your next potluck.
It's sure to be a hit around the holidays.
You can serve it right away or refrigerate it until you're ready to eat.
All you need to do is whisk together a simple dressing of Dijon mustard, pure maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, and olive oil.
Then toss the shredded Brussels sprouts, roughly chopped hazelnuts, and dried cranberries with the light yet flavorful dressing.
And if you're looking for another salad like this one, I recommend a Raw Brussels Sprouts & Apple Salad.
Now let's make Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Dried Cranberries!
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Dried Cranberries
- Using a sharp knife, cut the Brussels sprouts into very thin slices. Alternatively you can use a food processor or purchase the Brussels sprouts already shredded. Place them in a bowl and toss to separate layers.
- In a small bowl whisk the mustard, vinegar, maple syrup, and oil with a fork to make the dressing.
- Add the dressing, hazelnuts, and cranberries to the Brussels sprouts, and toss to coat.
- Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to eat.