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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

This salad looks fantastic as a side dish to the main meal at a dinner party and can also make an indulgent meal for one. Not only does it look amazing but it’ll also do great things for your body due to the wealth of goodness found within!

How healthy are Brussels Sprouts?

Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that contain a unique range of antioxidants. They are super low in calories at just 28 calories for half a cooked cup!

Brussels sprouts are full of fibre which makes them perfect for digestive health as well as preventing constipation and keeping your colon healthy.

What about raisins?

The addition of raisins to this salad not only helps to make it look more interesting but also gives the flavour a nice twist. Raisins are known to improve eye health and the health of your bones, so double bonus!

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

To make a huge portion of this for yourself, you’ll need the following ingredients:

For the salad:

  • 450g of uncooked Brussels sprouts
  • 2 large handfuls of rocket
  • Large handful of parsley
  • 100g of toasted pine nuts
  • Large handful of raisins
  • Large handful of dried cranberries
  • 1 avocado, sliced or cut into cubes

For the dressing:

  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 Tbsp. of apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp. of honey
  • 1 Tbsp. of olive oil


Using a hand grater or mandoline, grate the Brussels sprouts and then add the shavings to a large salad bowl. You can then add the rocket, parsley, toasted pine nuts, raisins, and cranberries into the bowl, too. And, of course, the avocado.

Next, in a small bowl, whisk the dressing ingredients together and pour them over the salad. 

This is a wonderful and delicious salad where you and your guests will be surprised that Brussels sprouts make such a wonderful meal!  I also find that it is perfect for American Thanksgiving.

For more healthy recipes like this one plus some great nutrition advice, head over to The Flexi Foodie Academy!

This Post Has 14 Comments

  1. What an unusual salad. I like the idea of combining those flavours – but am a little nervous about the effect of raw sprouts on my digestive system…. 😉

  2. I love Brussels sprout’s but often boil them up so am glad to have found an alternate use for them, I will be trying this out in the summer, and I might experiment with trying to turn it into a a beautiful winter salad if you wouldn’t mine me doing so?

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