Say hello to your new favorite salad! This shredded Brussels sprout salad is crunchy, lemony, cheesy, and a little bit sweet. It’s perfect for meal prep!
I’m eating this shredded Brussels sprout salad for lunch as I type this blog post. I’ve already made it twice in one week, and have eaten it with approximately 5 meals. I can tell this is the start of a new salad obsession!
I was inspired to make this salad after eating a similar one at Oak at Fourteenth in Boulder a few weeks ago. My friends and I were raving about how great their kale salad was. You know a salad is good when you go back for seconds (and thirds), even after a few drinks!
Why you’ll love this shredded Brussels sprouts salad
It’s easy to make. If you use a food processor, this recipe is super easy to make, because there is minimal chopping. You’ll slice and finely shred the kale using the slicing blade. You can always chop and slice the vegetables by hand, it just will take a bit longer to make!
Celebrates seasonal produce. This salad highlights some favorite fall produce: Brussels sprouts, kale, and apples. The flavors and quality of the produce is spot on, because it is so fresh and in-season.
It’s different. Sick of romaine or spinach based salads? Mix things up with this shredded Brussels sprouts salad! You’ll be pleasantly surprised by how delicious raw Brussels sprouts are, while getting in your daily dose of greens.
What’s in this salad?
You need less than 10 ingredients to make this recipe. You can even pick up a few of them at the farmer’s market, because they are in season now!
Salt and pepper
Tips for making this shredded Brussels sprouts salad perfectly
Use a food processor slicing blade. This recipe is easy to make and not very time consuming if you have a food processor with a slicing blade attachment. You can absolutely make this salad if you don’t, but it will take longer and the vegetables might not be as fine.
Choose a firm, crunchy, slightly tart apple variety. Crunchy apples hold up better when chopped so small, and slightly tart apples lend a really great flavor to this salad. I used SnapDragon apples from New York, and they are perfect! SnapDragon apples are crispy and have the perfect sweet to tart balance. If you can’t find SnapDragon apples, I suggest Honeycrisp or something similar.
Use freshly grated parmesan cheese. Purchase high quality parmesan cheese and grate it yourself instead of getting it pre-shredded. It has so much more flavor and freshness, which comes out beautifully in this shredded Brussels sprouts salad. I like to use a zester to grate the cheese into very fine pieces.