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Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Salad Recipe

This cheerful, summery salad combines the crunch of raw cabbage and celery with the sweetness of apple slices and a slightly unusual addition: Brussels sprouts.

It might sound weird, but take a closer look at a Brussels sprout: it’s basically a miniature cabbage, so why shouldn’t it go raw in a salad as cabbage does? Biologically, Brussels sprouts and cabbages are in the brassica family of vegetables, and they share all the exciting nutritional benefits of brassicas in general.

Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Salad

To make the Brussels sprouts tasty in a salad, it helps to slice them pretty thin – you don’t want to bite into a whole raw Brussels sprout and try to gnaw through it. Use a grater to shave them, or just cut them into small pieces like you’d cut up a mini cabbage.

The dressing here adds some fat to the mixture, which is a nice way to balance out the slightly bitter taste of the cabbage and Brussels sprouts. You could throw some chicken on top of the salad to make a full meal or serve it as a side for whatever else you’ve got cooking.

Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Salad Recipe

SERVES: 4 PREP: 25 min

Ingredients

Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Salad Recipe Preparation

Preparation

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss in the Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, apple, celery, and walnuts.
  3. Pour the dressing on top and stir gently until everything is well combined.
  4. Refrigerate and serve cold.
Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Salad Recipe
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Brussels Sprout and Cabbage Salad Recipe

If you've never had Brussels sprouts in a salad, try them out with this crunchy, summery recipe.
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussels Sprouts, cabbage, salad
Prep Time 25 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 223kcal
Cost 8

Ingredients

  • 4 cups Brussels sprouts shaved
  • 2 cups red cabbage shredded
  • 1 red apple thinly sliced
  • 1 to 2 celery stalks finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts chopped
  • 2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  • In a small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, mayonnaise, and salt and pepper to taste.
    2 tbsp. fresh lemon juice, 4 tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 1/4 cup homemade mayonnaise, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • In a salad bowl, toss in the Brussels sprouts, red cabbage, apple, celery, and walnuts.
    4 cups Brussels sprouts, 2 cups red cabbage, 1 red apple, 1 to 2 celery stalks, 1/4 cup walnuts
  • Pour the dressing on top and stir gently until everything is well combined.
  • Refrigerate and serve cold.

Nutrition

Calories: 223kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.03g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 125mg | Potassium: 555mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 1200IU | Vitamin C: 105mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 2mg