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An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this easy vegetarian Brussel Sprout Salad is tossed in a Caesar dressing and topped with crispy homemade croutons!

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Brussel Sprout Salad

Brussel sprouts are a fabulous winter vegetable, especially when roasted in the oven. But I’m also in love with what happens when you thinly slice brussel sprout to make a fresh brussel sprout salad with it. It turns into a wonderful light and fresh slaw. I made this shaved brussel sprout salad last year, and now I’m making a different version of it inspired by a classic Caesar salad.

An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this Brussels Sprout Salad is made with thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts, tossed in a simple Caesar dressing and combined with homemade sourdough croutons that chewy and crispy. Add some protein to make it a complete meal or enjoy it as a healthy side salad or lunch!

What you need to make brussel sprout salad:

  • 1 pound bag of fresh brussel sprouts
  • Crusty day-old bread like sourdough or french baguette
  • Parmesan cheese – in the spirit of this caesar inspired salad
  • A few pantry items for the Caesar dressing: olive oil, mayo, dijon mustard, worcester sauce and garlic
An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this Brussels Sprout Salad is made with thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts, tossed in a simple Caesar dressing and combined with homemade sourdough croutons that chewy and crispy. Add some protein to make it a complete meal or enjoy it as a healthy side salad or lunch!

How to make brussel sprout salad

I start out by preparing the brussel sprouts. I trim the ends, cut them in half lengthwise and then thinly slice with a sharp knife. It’s a little tedious, but oddly therapeutic. You can also find buy shaved brussel sprouts and save yourself the food chopping therapy.

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Next I make the dressing. I love using my Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender for making dressings. It’s quick and easy and gets me the perfect consistency, without any chunks of garlic leftover. Throw all the dressing ingredients in there and give it a whirl! It has such a bomb flavor with the pungent garlic, the creamy vegan mayo and the tangy Dijon mustard .

I purposely make extra to have it on hand for different salads throughout the week.

An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this Brussels Sprout Salad is made with thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts, tossed in a simple Caesar dressing and combined with homemade sourdough croutons that chewy and crispy. Add some protein to make it a complete meal or enjoy it as a healthy side salad or lunch!

As much as I love that Caesar dressing for this brussel sprout salad, I think the homemade croutons are really what make it special. I think they’re the best homemade croutons ever, and I make them all the time for my soups and salads. I have never ever bought croutons for my house because it’s so easy to make your own, and the flavor is way better!

You can bake the croutons or fry them. I personally think the fried ones taste better because they absorb all that rich olive oil into the bread! The croutons get nice and crunchy on the outside but stay chewy on the inside. They truly make the salad stand out!

An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this Brussels Sprout Salad is made with thinly sliced Brussels Sprouts, tossed in a simple Caesar dressing and combined with homemade sourdough croutons that chewy and crispy. Add some protein to make it a complete meal or enjoy it as a healthy side salad or lunch!

So you have the thinly sliced brussel sprouts, the dressing the croutons, along with some good aged parmesan cheese. Now it’s just about assembling it all together and devouring it!

Closes up shot of the brussel sprout salad

This is one of my favorite salads ever!

  • Light and delicate brussel sprout
  • Crunchy croutons
  • Tangy dressing
  • and sharp Parmesan cheese to pull it all together.
  • Add some chicken to make it an entree salad, or just enjoy it as is!
Two small plates of the brussel sprout salad with forks next to the plate and fresh parmesan cheese

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Two small plates of the brussel sprout salad with forks next to the plate and fresh parmesan cheese
Brussel Sprout Salad
Prep Time
15 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 

An alternative to classic Caesar salad, this easy vegetarian Brussel Sprout Salad is tossed in a Caesar dressing and topped with crispy homemade croutons!

Course: Salads
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussel sprouts, Caesar Salad Dressing, Holidays, Salads, Winter Salad
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 505 kcal
Author: Yumna Jawad
Ingredients
  • 1 pound fresh brussel sprouts
  • 1/4 cup Caesar dressing see below
  • 6-8 slices sourdough bread or other crusty bread
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Grated Parmesan cheese for serving
Caesar dressing
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup avocado mayonnaise dairy-free
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 teaspoon Worcester sauce
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
Instructions
  1. To prepare the brussel sprouts, you can use a mandolin to thinly slice them, or you can cut them in half lengthwise and then hold by stem end and cut very thin slices. Toss with your hands or tongs in a bowl to separate the leaves.

  2. To make the salad dressing, whisk the ingredients together in a bowl until well incorporated. I also like to use my mini blender which blends the garlic well.
  3. To make the croutons, heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add the cubed bread, season with salt, pepper and garlic powder, and fry in the pan until golden brown and crunchy. Set aside.
  4. To assemble the salad, divide brussel sprout into bowls, top with dressing, croutons and shaved Parmesan cheese.

  5. Serve cold or at room temperature.

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Recipe Notes

Storage: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They will last about 3-4 days in the fridge, even with the dressing coated on the salad.

Any leftover dressing on its own will keep well in the fridge for up to 2 weeks.

Make Ahead Tips: You can slice the brussel sprouts up to 3 days in advance and they will still hold their crunch and color. You can also make the salad dressing in advance

Equipment: I love using my Cuisinart Smart Stick hand blender for making dressings. It's quick and easy and gets me the perfect consistency, without any chunks of garlic leftover.

Nutrition Facts
Brussel Sprout Salad
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 505 Calories from Fat 297
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 33g 51%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 539mg 22%
Potassium 375mg 11%
Total Carbohydrates 43g 14%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 10g 20%
Vitamin A 11.4%
Vitamin C 78.3%
Calcium 6.6%
Iron 20%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Comments

  • Reply
    Andreas
    July 9, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Thanks for making my dinner last night so successful. My friends loved the salad so much that they insisted that I share with them my secret: feelgoodfoodie! Can’t thank you enough!

    • Reply
      Yumna Jawad
      July 9, 2018 at 7:30 pm

      That’s so awesome! Glad to hear you liked it so much! 🙂

  • Reply
    Amy
    May 29, 2018 at 6:01 am

    Delicate & light Brussels sprout, crunchy croutons and tangy dressing: A good variety for salad. Thanks for all your salad recipes

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