Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad + Pomegranates

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

 

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

There is something about this time of year that makes me crave pomegranates! I love using them any way that I can in my cooking, so recently I decided to combine my love for pomegranates with my love for brussel sprouts and create this delicious Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Pomegranates.

This salad uses a homemade honey mustard dressing (recipe included) that is so easy to make that is the perfect addition to all these other great flavors without overpowering!

Your guests will love diving into this brussel sprout salad every time you make it!

If you are more of a cooked brussel sprout fan be sure that you try our roasted brussel sprouts with bacon that are a huge hit as well!

 

Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries

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This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

Serves 4

Total Time: 10 Minutes

 

Ingredients for Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

1 lb fresh brussel sprouts- rinsed and dried

1 large granny smith apple

¼ cup dried cranberries

½ cup pomegranate seeds

¼ sliced almonds

1 ½ ounces crumbled feta cheese

 

Honey Mustard Dressing Recipe

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

½ cup olive oil

1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice

2 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 teaspoons mustard

2 Tablespoons honey

½ teaspoon garlic powder

 

You’ll also want to have the following tools to make it easier:

How to make Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad with Cranberries and Pomegranates

The first step you want to take is to wash the brussel sprouts and remove the outside leaves.

Then with a sharp knife, you will want to cut the ends of the brussel sprouts off.

Then you will want to slice them as thin as you can. See tips on how to shred brussel sprouts in our tips and tricks.

Next, chop or slide your granny smith apple.

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

Then, combine the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl, and toss to combine.

Add the honey mustard dressing right before serving.

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

How to Make Honey Mustard Dressing?

Making your own salad dressing is so easy to do and is so much healthier for you than buying it! This honey mustard dressing takes just a few minutes to make and lasts in the fridge in a mason jar or salad dressing container for about 1 week.

First, you will want to combine all the ingredients in a small bowl. Then you will whisk until the ingredients are combined.

At this point, I move it to a salad dressing container so it stores easily in my fridge and I let chill while I make the salad.

And that’s how you make the honey mustard dressing! I told you it was easy to make homemade salad dressings! 🙂

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

 

Tips and Tricks for Brussel Sprout Salad with Pomegranates

  1. Almonds can be substituted for any nuts. So get creative! Try pecans, one of my favorite nuts in a salad!
  2. The mustard can be yellow or Dijon, whichever you prefer for the honey mustard dressing. I make this salad regularly and love the dressing with either type of mustard!
  3. This salad keeps overnight very well if you do not put the dressing on it.

 

Can Brussel Sprouts be eaten raw?

I think sometimes there is a stigma that brussel sprouts can’t be eaten raw. I am here to tell you that brussel sprouts are 100% safe to eat raw.

Some individuals do have a bit of gas or bloating due to the sugars in brussel sprouts if they are not cooked.

Just enjoy this brussel sprout salad with dried cranberries in moderation and you should be just fine.

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

 

Can I shred Brussel sprouts in advance?

Brussel sprouts stay fresher if they are left uncut. When prepping a salad I totally get that sometimes it is easier to prepare ahead of time.

If you choose to shred brussel sprouts ahead of time for this salad, try to do it earlier in the day. If you need to prep earlier than that, do it no more than 1-2 days in advance and store in an airtight container.

How do you shred brussel sprouts?

To shred your brussel sprouts with a knife you will want to use a clean sharp knife.

First, half the brussel sprouts long ways.

You will then turn the brussel sprouts so the cut side is now down.

Slice them crosswise. Make very thin cuts.

Loosen the layers by using your fingers.

 

Can you shred brussel sprouts in a food processor?

If you want to use a food processor to shred your brussel sprouts I can’t say that I blame you! You will want to use your slicing attachment and coarsely shred them.

 

How long does this brussel sprout and pomegranate salad last?

This salad will last up to a couple of days in the fridge in an airtight container if you do not add the dressing. So, if you are hoping to save some in the fridge for later, reserve some salad without dressing.

 

Do I have to use a honey mustard dressing with this shaved brussel sprout salad?

No! You do not have to use honey mustard dressing, although I do highly recommend it!

Vinaigrette dressings pair really nicely with this salad also!

 

I love this shaved brussel sprout salad, but I can’t find pomegranates!

Pomegranates are a seasonal fruit, unfortunately, so it makes it difficult to find throughout the year! If you are discovering this recipe during the off season of pomegranates, pin this recipe on Pinterest so you remember it next Fall / Winter, but in the meantime, substitute the pomegranates for more dried cranberries.

This will give it a different flavor, but it will still taste so delicious!

Yield: 4 servings

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 lb fresh brussel sprouts- rinsed and dried
  • 1 large granny smith apple
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • ¼ sliced almonds
  • 1 ½ ounces crumbled feta cheese

Instructions

    1. Wash brussel sprouts and remove the outside leaves.
    2. Cut the ends of the brussel sprouts off, slice them as thin as you can.
    3. Chop or slide granny smith apple.
    4. Combine the rest of the salad ingredients in a large bowl, and toss to combine.
    5. Add the honey mustard dressing right before serving.

Notes

  1. Almonds can be substituted for any nuts. So get creative! Try pecans, one of my favorite nuts in a salad!
  2. The mustard can be yellow or Dijon, whichever you prefer for the honey mustard dressing. I make this salad regularly and love the dressing with either type of mustard!
  3. This salad keeps overnight very well if you do not put the dressing on it.

How did your shaved brussel sprout salad with pomegranates turn out? Share in the comments!

This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

 

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This shaved brussel sprout salad with cranberries, apples, and pomegranates is delightfully refreshing and tastes delicious! Wow your guests with this simple brussel sprout salad recipe with homemade honey mustard dressing.

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