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Close up of a bowl of sweet and sour shaved brussels sprouts salad with brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, pine nuts, and gouda cheese in a sweet and sour honey mustard vinaigrette.

Sweet And Sour Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad


This sweet and sour shaved brussels sprouts salad is a delicious, healthy alternative to a slaw that keeps for days in your refrigerator. Brussels sprouts, almonds, dried cranberries, scallions, and diced gouda cheese are dressed in a honey mustard dressing for a salad that is light, refreshing, and so satisfying as a side or a light lunch.



For the dressing:

  • 1 ⅓ cup mayonnaise
  • 4 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 4 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 4 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons poppy seeds

For the salad:

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, cored and thinly shaved
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, unpeeled and grated
  • ⅓ cup pine nuts, toasted
  • ⅓ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 scallions, thinly sliced
  • ⅓ cup diced gouda cheese, cut into ¼-inch chunks


Make the dressing.

In the bowl of a food processor or mixing bowl and immersion blender, combine all the dressing ingredients and process until well mixed and emulsified. Set aside.

Make the salad.

Add the sprouts, apple, pine nuts, cranberries, scallions, and cheese to a large salad bowl.

Pour just enough of the dressing over the salad to coat all of the ingredients with the dressing.

Taste to adjust for salt and pepper, and add more dressing as needed to your taste.

Serve immediately or chill until ready to serve.

Store leftover dressing in a jar with a tightly fitting lid in the refrigerator for up to one week.

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Starters - Salads
  • Method: Toss
  • Cuisine: American

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