Looking for a new way to add brussel sprouts to your life, try this shaved brussel sprout salad recipe! Packed with delicious dried cranberries, fresh grated parmesan, and olive oil, this salad won't last long on any table. The best part? It's easy to assemble and takes just five ingredients!
Brussel sprouts are versatile, and can be made all year round! I love making them in a variety of different ways, but this salad just hits the spot in a totally different type of recipe.
I love making salads or easy vegetable forward dishes like my broccoli cheddar quiche or a holiday classic: the sweet potato casserole. I've got so many plant-forward recipes on cue for you that I cannot wait to share!
What are the ingredients for this salad?
Five ingredients. Seriously. That's all you need for this salad. Why complicate something that tastes amazing with just simple, easy ingredients that you have in your home pantry, or can access easily at any store. Here's what you'll need:
- Shaved brussel sprouts: You can likely find shaved brussel sprouts in just about any grocery store, especially Trader Joe's
- OliveOil: To dress the salad and soften the brussels a little.
- Craisins: Dried cranberries give a little sweetness to the salad.
- Lemon Juice: Adds to the dressing, and gives a little acidity.
- Parmesan Cheese: If you don't have a parmesan cheese block in the house, feel free to use whatever cheese you do have, or add in shaved parmesan from a container.
See the recipe card below for specific information about quantities.
How do I make this recipe?
You'll be very thankful that there are no complicated steps to making this dish. You'll be eating in no time!
In a large bowl, pour in the brussel sprouts then toss with olive oil. Add in the craisins, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese then toss.Feel free to add more oil and massage the brussel sprouts to soften.
Optional to top the salad with freshly cracked pepper.
Hint: You can shave your own brussel sprouts if you cannot find the shaved version, OR simply chop a few brussel sprouts up as thinly as possible, and you've got your own version of shaved brussel sprouts.
Recipe Swaps and Subsitutions
Of course, with all of my recipes, there are ways you can make this your own if you have specific dietary needs, or if you're making this for someone who does.
- Cheese - instead of using parmesan cheese, you can swap for another like asiago or fresh mozzarella. If you're vegan, go for a vegan-friendly option like Daiya, Violife, etc.
- Craisins - use raisins or another type of dried fruit if you'd like!
Recipes like this one is why I love creating dishes, because they are just so versatile. Here are some of my favorite ways to level up this salad, literally for any meal time!
- Nuts - add pepitas, walnuts, pecans, or almonds for an added crunch
- Protein - this salad would work very well with some grilled chicken, shrimp or even salmon.
- Wraps - throw the entire salad into a wrap with some protein (or as is) and you've got a hand-held lunch.
Kitchen Tools and Equipment
You won't need to rip your hair out trying to find a variety of different tools and things to make this dish, all you really need is below:
- Large mixing bowl
- Tongs: To mix the salad together
- Microplane: To grate the cheese into the salad. If you don't have a microplane, you can use a box grater!
How do I store this recipe?
Store this salad in a tightly sealed container (or reusable bag) for up to four days in the fridge. I would not suggest freezing this recipe.
You can make this salad with roasted shaved brussel sprouts by tossing the shaved brussel sprouts onto a baking sheet, baking at 400º for 12-13 minutes, then adding the other ingredients to it. It gives a very charred flavor, warm, and different take on a salad.
Hungry for More?
Looking for other recipes like this? Try these:
Easy Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad
- 1 large mixing bowl
- 1 tongs
- 1 microplane or box grater
- 1 bag shaved brussel sprouts or 2 cups thinly chopped brussel sprouts
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- ½ cup craisins
- 2 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup parmesan cheese grated
- In a large bowl, pour in the brussel sprouts then toss with olive oil.
- Add in the craisins, lemon juice, and parmesan cheese then toss.
- Feel free to add more oil and massage the brussel sprouts to soften.
- Optional to top the salad with fresh cracked pepper.