This light and refreshing Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad is the perfect bite for a nice sunny day. With sweet dates, smoky gouda cheese, and crisp apples, this salad will be the highlight of your spring day!
It’s Wednesday and it isn’t one of those cheery hump days that we’re used to now that the world is in chaos. Watching TV isn’t giving me the peace that I needed. So I’ve been spending more time in my kitchen lately baking some stuff just to get through the day. If you have a kid or kids stuck at home with you, you know what I’m talking about. 😉
And to brighten up the mood and also trying to get healthy to boost our immune system, I’m sharing today one of the best spring salad there is.
My husband and I love this and even my son (although, he’d usually add more dressing into his plate just to mask the veggie). You’ll totally fall in love with this on your first try!
Can You Eat Brussel Sprouts Raw?
There are vegetables that are actually best when eaten raw. Among them are those that belong to the cruciferous vegetable group which includes broccoli, cauliflower, kale, bok choy, cabbage, and brussel sprouts, among others. So yes, it’s totally safe to eat raw brussel sprouts. And it’s also as good as these Sauteed Brussel Sprouts and Balsamic Baked Brussel Sprouts.
How to Shave Brussel Sprouts?
You can actually buy shaved or shredded brussel sprouts in several grocery stores. But if you have some right now, why not do the shaving yourself and keep it in a plastic bag and into the fridge. To shave these baby greens at home.
- Wash them with clean water
- Cut off the stem or any discolored or patched leaves.
- Shaved your brussel sprouts using any of the following: a mandoline slicer (which I love using for these Plantain Chips), food processor, or simply your knife.
- Once shredded, wash and drain again the sprouts using cold water. Drain well and either place it in a zipper bag or use it right away to make this salad.
Brussel Sprouts Salad Ingredients
This refreshing and healthy spring salad is loaded with lovely textures and flavors. It has….
- brussel sprouts
- sliced smoked gouda
- thinly sliced apples
Feel free to throw in whatever you have in your fridge like sunflower or poppy seeds, dried cranberries, sliced grapes, pomegranate, chopped walnuts or diced bacon!
Brussel Sprout Dressing
But this salad wouldn’t be as hit as it is now without its refreshing, sweet, and light yogurt dressing. My dressing is downright delicious! You would just love making a big batch of this for all your other salad. To make it, you’ll just need…
- Greek yogurt
- extra virgin olive
- Dijon mustard
- apple cider vinegar
- lemon and orange juice
- salt and pepper
Can You Make Brussel Sprouts Salad Ahead of Time?
Yes, you sure can! You can start by making the salad dressing ahead of time for 4 days. Just keep it in the fridge until ready to use. Then throw it in on the day of serving.
Or another option is for you to shave brussel sprouts for up to 2 days in advance. Keep them in an airtight container and into the fridge. Once ready to serve, just toss in the salad dressing and mix.
How Long Do Brussel Sprouts Last in the Fridge?
This fresh brussel sprout salad recipe lasts for a few days – about 2-3 days in the fridge. It makes a great substitution for slaws as lunches or a side dish.
More Fresh Salad Recipes
Love healthy and refreshing salads like this? There’s more for you.
- Nicoise Salad
- Cucumber Tomato Salad
- Wedge Salad
- Broccoli Salad
- Mediterranean Chickpea Salad
- Grape Salad
Other Homemade Dressing Recipes
How To Make Shaved Brussel Sprouts Salad
In a medium mixing bowl, mix together yogurt, olive oil, mustard, honey, vinegar, lemon and orange juice, garlic, shallots, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
In a large mixing bowl, toss shaved brussels sprouts with salad dressing to taste. Top with cheese, dates and apple slices. Drizzle with more dressing, toss and serve.
Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
- 1 lb brussels sprouts , thinly sliced
- ½ cup smoked gouda , sliced
- ½ cup dates , cut in half the long way
- 1 red apple , thin sliced
- ½ cup plain Greek yogurt
- ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ¼ cup Dijon mustard
- 4 tablespoons honey
- 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 tablespoon fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 cloves garlic , minced
- 2 tablespoons shallots , minced
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- In a medium mixing bowl, mix together yogurt, olive oil, mustard, honey, vinegar, lemon and orange juice, garlic, shallots, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
- In a large mixing bowl, toss shaved brussels sprouts with salad dressing to taste.
- Top with cheese, dates and apple slices. Drizzle with more dressing, toss and serve.
Tips & Notes:
- Green apples would work if you don’t have red apples
- If you don’t have smoked gouda, any smoked cheese would do.
- Dates are sold in the produce section of the grocery store.
- Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.