A sweet and savory salad made with chopped brussel sprouts, crispy sweet potatoes, tart apples, and a delicious balsamic dressing.
Brussel Sprout Salad Ingredients and Substitutions
Brussel Sprouts: You can buy your Brussel sprouts whole or pre-shredded. If you don’t want to use all Brussel sprouts, you can mix in chopped kale to the salad as well.
Sweet Potato: This recipe roasts small sweet potato pieces. This acts almost like little croutons in the salad.
Parmesan: You can grate or shave the parmesan in this recipe. If you don’t like or have parmesan you could substitute for feta or goat cheese.
Apple: I use a granny smith apple in this recipe. It gives the salad a tart flavor. If you want something sweeter you could go with a Honeycrisp apple or something similar.
Pecans: You can use pecans as is or toast them. If you don’t have pecans, walnuts also work great in this recipe.
How to shave Brussel Sprouts
The biggest pain to making a Brussel sprout salad is to figure out the best way to shave the Brussel sprouts. Here are a few ways you can do it.
Shave Brussel Sprouts with a Food Processor
My favorite way to shave Brussel sprouts is with a food processor. It is definitely the quickest method. There are 2 ways you can do this with a food processor. You can use the slice attachment and feed the Brussel sprouts through the top. The other option is to add the Brussel sprouts to the food processor base with the normal blade. Pulse a few times until the sprouts are a chopped but still in decent sized pieces.
Chop Brussel Sprouts with a Knife
If you don’t have a food processor, no problem. You can just slice the sprouts with a sharp knife. This takes a little more time but it works just as well.
Slice Brussel Sprouts with a Mandolin
If you happen to have a mandolin, this is a great time to pull it out. You can get pretty thin slices using this method.
Buy pre-prepped Brussel Sprouts
If you really don’t want to shred the Brussel sprout you can sometimes find them pre shredded. They are often in the salad section of the grocery store.
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