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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With A Creamy Black Peppercorn Dressing

This simple shaved brussels sprout salad is topped with fresh sliced apple, red onion, dried cranberries, toasted sunflower seeds, goat cheese, and a creamy black peppercorn dressing. The perfect side dish for the holidays or a healthy salad to kick off the new year!

Since the dressing and salad are made and kept separately, this raw veggie salad makes a great addition to your weekly meal plan and won’t go soggy and gross if stored in the fridge separately.

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Can You Eat Raw Brussels Sprouts?

Yes you can! They even taste pretty good, very similar to cabbage in fact. Young Brussel sprouts will work best for this recipe as they are more tender than very large and mature sprouts.

Full of nutrients and minerals, brussles sprouts are arguably even healthier when eaten raw. They are very high in fibre (which helps regulate blood sugar levels), as well as in Vitamin K (necessary for bone health and blood clotting), Vitamin C (helps boosts immune function), Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, and Folate.

Brussels sprouts (as well as other cruciferous vegetables) have even been linked to reduced risks of diabetes.

a mature brussel sprout plant prior to harvesting

Did you know can grow your own brussels sprouts home? Learn how to ensure you have the freshest and most nutritious produce on your table!

Shaving The Brussels Sprouts

To shave the brussels sprouts for this salad you can use a sharp chef’s knife or food processor with a slicing attachment.

Regardless of which tool you use, make sure to first wash and dry, then remove the hard stem and any damaged outer leaves before beginning.

Once the damaged outer leaves have been removed, cut each brussels sprout in half and then finely shred each one.

Making the salad dressing

Prepare and store the cracked peppercorn salad dressing separately for use in more than one salad! You can even double the dressing recipe below and store it in the fridge for use with other salads.

You’ll need:

  • 1/4 cup Greek yogurt or mayonnaise
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 /2 tsp cracked, whole black peppercorns
  • 1/2 lemon, zested and juiced
  • a pinch of salt

Mix all the ingredients together and store in a food safe container until ready for use.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

As mentioned above, make sure to properly wash and dry, then trim of any outer leaves of the brussels sprouts before shredding them. This ensures any tiny bits of dirt or insects that may be hiding in the tightly curled leaves are removed before shredding. This is especially important if you grew the brussels sprouts yourself.

Ingredients You’ll Need:

  • 10 – 12 small brussels sprouts – washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 red delicious apple – cut into matchsticks or shredded
  • 1/4 red onion – julienned
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup un-ripened goat cheese – crumbled up
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley – finely chopped
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raw shredded veggies in a steel bowl

Instructions

1. Prepare the creamy black peppercorn dressing by mixing together all the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside and store in the fridge until needed.

2. Wash and trim the brussels sprouts, then cut them in half and shred each one with a large chefs knife or food processor.

3. Thinly julienne the red onion. Slice the red apple and then cut into matchsticks with either a mandolin slicer or a chefs knife.

4. Mix together the shaved brussels sprout leaves, red onion, apple, chopped parsley, and 2 tbsp of salad dressing. You want all the veggies to be coated in a little dressing, but you don’t want it to be to soggy. Use as much or as little dressing as you prefer here.

5. Garnish the raw salad with roasted sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and crumbled soft, un-ripened goat cheese. Serve immediately after mixing the salad with the dressing for best flavor and texture.

close up shot of the shaved brussels sprout salad in a wooden bowl

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Overhead shot of shaved brussels sprout salad in a rustic wooden bowl, garnished with dried cranberries and goat cheese

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With A Creamy Black Peppercorn Dressing

Chef Markus Mueller
Full of vitamins and minerals this raw shaved brussels sprout salad is tossed with a creamy black peppercorn dressing and garnished with dried cranberries, roasted sunflower seeds and goat cheese!
Prep Time 12 mins
Cook Time mins
Total Time 12 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Canadian
Servings 4 people
Calories 160.5 kcal

Ingredients
  

For The Salad

  • 10 – 12 small brussels sprouts washed and trimmed
  • 1/2 red delicious apple cut into matchsticks or shredded
  • 1/4 red onion julienned
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup roasted sunflower seeds
  • 1/4 cup un-ripened goat cheese crumbled up
  • 1 tbsp fresh parlsey finely chopped

For The Dressing

  • 1/4 cup Greek Yogurt or Mayonaise
  • 1/2 tsp fresh garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp cracked black peppercorns
  • 1/2 whole lemon juiced and zested
  • 1 pinch salt

Instructions
 

  • Prepare the creamy black peppercorn dressing by mixing together all the ingredients for the dressing. Set aside and store in the fridge until needed.
    mixing all the ingredients for black peppercorn dressing
  • Wash and trim the brussels sprouts, then cut them in half and shred each one with a large chefs knife or food processor.
    thinly shaving the trimmed brussels sprouts with a chefs knife
  • Thinly julienne the red onion. Slice the red apple and then cut into matchsticks with either a mandolin slicer or a chefs knife.
    overhead shot of the raw chopped veggies in a steel bowl
  • Mix together the shaved brussels sprout leaves, red onion, apple, chopped parsley, and 2 tbsp of salad dressing. You want all the veggies to be coated in a little dressing, but you don’t want it to be to soggy. Use as much or as little dressing as you prefer here.
    Mixing the raw shaved veggies with the salad dressing
  • Garnish the raw salad with roasted sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and crumbled soft, un-ripened goat cheese. Serve immediately after mixing the salad with the dressing for best flavor and texture.
    close up shot of the shaved brussels sprout salad in a wooden bowl
Keyword Can you eat brussels sprouts raw?, Raw veggie Salads

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