Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad
There are some vegetables that have undergone a complete metamorphosis in the last few years and the humble Brussels sprouts is certainly one of them! My childhood memory of them is that of bitter, grey-green odious orbs served up alongside mashed potatoes at Thanksgiving. I was never a great fan. But over the years of creating veggie dishes for special family dinners, I have discovered myriad, wondrous ways to cook these little beauties, and more recently I have discovered raw Brussels sprouts. I had always assumed that they had to be cooked before eating, but I am happy to report that thinly sliced or shredded, they make a wonderfully crunchy base for salads, much like cabbage does to cole slaw.
Today’s salad is a gorgeous example of raw Brussels sprouts in a salad. Added crunch comes from golden toasted almond slices and ruby pomegranate seeds. Orange slices add a splash of freshness and the almond butter in the dressing adds a rich layer, so that every bite is perfectly satisfying. I found the recipe in Taste Magazine’s Fall 2014 issue.
I will bring a giant bowl of my salad over to Angie’s Fiesta Friday. Please come and join us, a bunch of passionate foodies who love to share their latest and greatest creations.
Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad
10 ounces Brussels sprouts, trimmed
4 – 6 kale leaves, stemmed
2 oranges, peeled and segmented
1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
1/3 cup toasted, sliced almonds
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon honey
1 tablespoon orange juice
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/3 cup olive oil
1 tablespoon almond butter
salt and pepper to taste
1 tablespoon fresh chives, chopped
Finely shred the Brussels sprouts and kale leaves. Place in a large bowl. Add the oranges and pomegranate seeds and toss to incorporate.
In a small bowl, whisk together the Dijon mustard, honey, orange and lemon juice, almond butter, olive oil, salt and pepper and chives.
Add the dressing to the salad mixture and gently toss. Just before serving, add the almonds and toss to incorporate.
Serve immediately or within 1 hour.
56 Responses to “Crunchy Brussels Sprouts and Citrus Salad”
Brussel Sprouts are amazing!
I love that you guys have a bunch of foodies who get together and share. Wish I had that!
Well, thanks so much, but you know that you can join us by going to FiestaFriday.net every Friday! We love to see new “faces” and you will love the good company of so many like-minded bloggers! Check it out! Hope to see you there! 🙂
Sounds great! I connected through Instagram as well (I’m Liz on instagram). I look forward to all the delicious food pics!
This looks super delicious!
Really glad you think so, Sandhya! 🙂
This does look fantastic and the almond butter in the dressing is interesting! I’m going to steal that idea when I want to make some of my vinaigrettes creamier!
So glad that you like this and yes, the almond butter in the dressing is just lovely! Happy Fiesta Friday to you! 🙂
Fabulous salad. Thanks for the idea – both the salad and the dressing.
Hope you have a lovely weekend.
Thanks so much, Hilda! You have a wonderful weekend too! 😀
Wow, this salad looks so colorful and delicious! I agree about the Brussels sprouts! I never knew they could be so good!
Yeahhh, for Brussels Sprouts! So healthy too!
Scrumptious! Love everything in this colorful salad!
Thanks so much, Johanne! 🙂
oh wow Julianna this looks like a really healthy, colorful and crunchy salad! I never knew brussel sprouts could be eaten raw so will have to try this now!
So glad that I can spread the good news about raw Brussels Sprouts! I hope you get a chance to try them, Indu!
yes Julianna I am going to try it! thanks for spreading the word! 🙂
Yumm…sounds healthy and tasty too!
Thanks Lina! Happy Fiesta Friday to you!
You always make the most beautiful and super delicious salad, Chef Julianna. Thanks for bringing this at FF table. Happy FF! 🙂 xx
Oh, you are too kind, Jhuls! So happy to bring this to my friends at FF! Have a good weekend! 😀
I must admit Brussels sprouts are a veggie I never enjoy but this way of preparing them sure looks wonderful! Thank you Julianna 😊
Hey Naina! Well you never know! I have tried many things I had never anticipated since I have started blogging – I just may convert your taste when it comes to Brussels Sprouts! 😉
Amazing looking salad, Julianna! ❤
Thanks Serena! I am really enjoying your Photo a Day series! Very inspiring!
Than you so much!! :-)))
It looks like Brussels sprouts are the next best thing for salads! Definitely worth give them a try! 🙂
You really should! And I have been reading that they are super healthy for us too! Bonus! 😀
So fresh and flavorful. Awesome salad. Just right for summer👍☺
Thanks SKD! I think this is a great summer salad!
Looks delicious…love brussels sprouts
Me too! They are now one of my favourite veggies!
Make way, make way…I’ve got a fork and I’m not afraid to use it!!!! This looks lovely 😀😀
Hahah! You are too funny, Elaine! I think you will really like this one! 😀
What a beautiful salad!
So many incredible flavours in this…and I love the sound of raw brussels sprouts (I always want to right brusselsprouts). I’ve never eaten them expressly raw, but I do like eating the leaves I peel off from the outside when I’m prepping them!
I know what you mean! I like eating those leaves that fall off when I am sautéing them! Awesome with caramelized onions!! 🙂
I loveee Brussel sprouts abd this salad looks so colourful and delicious….yummmm
Glad you like it Chitra!
It looks very healthy and delicious salad.
Glad to follow you.
Hey, thanks! So glad that you are following! I hope you like what you will find here in my blog! Welcome aboard! 😀
I didn’t grow up with brussels sprouts so my first memory of them is a positive one. I love your dish, it’s colorful, and crunchier brussels sprouts are my favorite. Happy FF, and have a fabulous weekend! 😀
So glad you didn’t have to taste the other ones I referred to! Happy Fiesta Friday to you too! 😀
Oh my! This salad looks absolutely delicious, so colourful, fresh, fruity and tangy, pinned for later!
Thanks so much, Lily! 😀
Yum yum! I’ve always loved brussel sprouts and am very excited they’re becoming ‘popular’ and in exciting dishes like your delicious salad! Must try it – thanks for sharing! 🙂
So colorful, gorgeous and delicious Juliana! Lots of great crunch and summery goodness, thanks for sharing your recipe, will definitely be trying it out soon as the weather is just too muggy and hot to heat up the kitchen right now 🙂
Sorry to hear about the muggy weather! But the good thing about salads is that we don’t need to use our stove! Yeah! 🙂
I love raw Brussels! This salad looks delicious! I love salad mixed with fruit and this looks so good 🙂
Hey Petra! Thanks so much! I always throw some kind of fruit into my salads! It adds so much flavour and interest! 😀
The only things I’m craving lately are fruits and salads… so your recipe is perfect, everything is already there!
Me too, Margy! This is the time of year that I just gravitate to veggies and fruits! So glad you like this salad. 🙂
Oh this looks absolutely wonderful. I am eating more veggies lately so this totally attracted my whole attention. I shall definitely give it a try. Have a wonderful week!