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Brussels Sprout salad in a bowl

Make-Ahead Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

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  • Author: Karen
  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 15
  • Total Time: 35
  • Yield: 10 1x
  • Category: Salads
  • Method: Chop
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian


Freshly shaved Brussels sprouts with apples, dried cherries, feta, and walnuts tossed with a honey mustard dressing make this healthy and delicious salad. This recipe is inspired by a main course salad from the Defined Dish Healthy and Wholesome Weeknight Recipes cookbook. I like it as an easy, make-ahead side dish that tastes better as it sits – even the next day!


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  • 16oz raw Brussels sprouts – 6 cups shaved (see illustrations in the post)
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cored and cut in wedges and thinly sliced
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 4oz feta cheese, crumbled*


  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 lemon juiced, 2 tablespoons
  • 2 Tablespoons honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper, freshly ground


  1. Prepare Brussels sprouts – Rinse Brussels sprouts and apples in a colander and pat with a towel to dry. Shave Brussels sprouts in a food processor with a slicing blade at position 3 or use a mandoline or slicing side of a box grater. Place vegetables in a serving bowl.
  2. Cut and core apples into wedges with a corer/slicer. Slice the wedges thinner with a mandoline or knife. Cut apples into bite-size pieces, leaving 15 or so in slices for garnish. Place the bite-size pieces in the bowl with Brussels sprouts.
  3. Add cherries, nuts, and crumbled feta cheese to the salad bowl.
  4. Combine dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to mix. Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients and toss to coat evenly. Top with remaining apple slices as a garnish.
  5. Marinate the salad in the refrigerator for 4 – 6 hours. If in a hurry, allow the salad to sit on the counter for 15 minutes to blend flavors.


Purchase a block of feta and crumble just before use for the best flavor.

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