salad, Side, Snack

Brussels Sprouts Salad

May 10, 2014

Although commonly cooked, Brussels sprouts make a delicious salad when shaved or sliced thin. Combined with Swiss chard it’s a nice change-up from the typical romaine salad. Your taste buds will be tickled with the intriguing flavors of lemon dressing coating these nutrient dense greens. Brussels sprouts are a good source of vitamin K, vitamin C, and fiber. Swiss chard is considered to be a superfood with a hearty dose of vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium. To make this recipe even easier, you could buy a prepared bag of shredded carrots, and shaved Brussels sprouts and Swiss chard, or shave them in your food processor. Slicing the Brussels sprouts may take you a little longer but can be very therapeutic.

Tip: Pair the salad with fish, or top to any sandwich. It also makes a great snack.



Easy, Lunch


American, Vegan


4 people, 6 people


1.1.5 cups shredded carrots
2.1.5 cups chard leaves, sliced thin
3.1/2 lb Brussels sprouts, sliced thin
4.4 celery stalks, roughly chopped
5.1/4 cup dried cranberries

For Dressing:

1.4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2.1 garlic clove, minced
3.2 tablespoons fresh basil, chopped
4.2.5 teaspoons organic raw honey
5.1/4 teaspoon salt
6.1/2 teaspoon black pepper
7.Juice of 1-2 lemons
8.Zest of 1 lemon



Prep Your Veggies.

Slice Brussels sprouts by hand or slice in food processor, then set aside.


Swiss Chard

Thinly slice the Swiss Chard, set aside.



Roughly chop celery, set aside.



Shred carrots, set aside.


Combine Dry Ingredients.

Add the prepared veggies and cranberries to a large bowl.


Prepare the Dressing.

Chop the basil.

In a small bowl, whisk together ingredients for the dressing.

  • 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 tablespoons fresh chopped basil
  • 2.5 teaspoons organic raw honey 
  •  salt and black pepper
  • Juice of 1-2 lemons

Do not forget the lemon zest!


Combine All Ingredients

Pour dressing over salad and mix well.

Serve immediately or put in the fridge for a couple of hours so flavors can mix.


If you're short on time or don't want to bother slicing, more grocery stores offer prepared bags of pre-sliced Brussels sprouts, Swiss chard and shaved carrots. I've seen chopped celery, too. Trade Joe's has a prepared bag of sliced Brussels sprouts, Swiss Chard and kale, which I've used many times.
Also, to zest a lemon use a grater or microplane.

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