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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - This easy salad is full of fantastic flavor! A delicious, light meal or side to grilled meats.

Anytime I see super fresh Brussels sprouts at the market, I usually fill up a bag to take home,  I am more than a little obsessed with this recipe (just ask my husband Jack) 🙂 , but being in the midst of the hottest week of the summer – the last thing I wanted to do was turn on the oven! So instead, I made this delicious, easy Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad.

Just a few flavorful ingredients, plus an easy homemade vinaigrette – and this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad makes a light and delicious meal. It’s also a wonderful side to serve alongside any grilled meat and also delicious served on top of a pulled pork sandwich!

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - This easy salad is full of fantastic flavor! A delicious, light meal or side to grilled meats.

To make this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad, it really helps to use a mandoline to get a close, thin shave as you slice the fresh Brussels sprouts.  (I used this one – it works very well and is not expensive at all!) Also be sure to use the safety guard that comes with your mandoline, or use a cut-resistant glove as you shave the Brussels sprouts to protect your fingers!

We combined the shaved Brussels sprouts with dried cranberries, toasted walnuts, and thinly sliced red onion, then tossed it all with a simple homemade vinaigrette before piling it onto a serving platter.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - This easy salad is full of fantastic flavor! A delicious, light meal or side to grilled meats.

The finishing touch on this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad is sprinkle of crumbled goat cheese flavored with honey. (The extra sweetness from the honey is a perfect complement to this easy salad!)  If you can’t find honey-sweetened goat cheese, just use regular goat cheese and drizzle a small amount of honey over your Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad before serving.

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad

  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 servings


*If at all possible, look for goat cheese flavored with honey for this salad. If you can’t find it at your local supermarket, use regular, unsweetened goat cheese and then drizzle honey over the top of the salad.



  • ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon granulated sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 45 grinds of freshly cracked black pepper


  • 1 cup walnuts
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 ounces goat cheese with honey (or plain goat cheese), crumbled
  • Honey, optional (*see note below)


  1. In a small bowl, add vinaigrette ingredients and whisk to blend. Set aside.
  2. In a dry skillet, lightly toast the walnuts over low heat until golden brown. Remove from heat and set aside to allow the walnuts to cool completely.
  3. While the nuts cool, rinse and drain the Brussels sprouts, leaving the stem end untrimmed but removing any bruised leaves. Dry wet Brussels sprouts by patting with a paper towel.
  4. Using a mandoline (this one works well on the thinnest setting) or very sharp knife, hold onto the stem end of each sprout and carefully shave the Brussels sprouts into very thin slices, discarding the tough stem ends. (One pound of whole sprouts should yield about 5-6 cups shaved.) Place sprouts into a large mixing bowl.
  5. Coarsely chop cooled walnuts and add to mixing bowl with sprouts along with dried cranberries and red onion to the bowl. Toss gently to combine.
  6. When ready to serve, whisk the vinaigrette ingredients once more, then pour over the Brussels sprouts mixture, tossing gently again to evenly coat the salad.
  7. Place dressed salad onto a serving platter, then sprinkle with goat cheese. (*See note above if using plain goat cheese and optional honey.)

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad - This easy salad is full of fantastic flavor! A delicious, light meal or side to grilled meats.

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  • Shelley wrote:

    How would the Brussels sprouts hold up if sliced a few days in advance? Always looking for make-ahead meals or at least prep the ingredients on a weekend for weekday meals.


    • Jack wrote:

      With any fresh vegetable, air is your enemy. I have had great success placing prepared ingredients or fresh cut vegetables in a gallon or quart zip lock bag, then rolling it tight from bottom to top to get all the air out, then seal while holding the bottom tight. Then flatten and place in freezer or refrigerator. You can get a few extra days out of cut vegetables this way.
      Good luck,

  • Lisa wrote:

    This was delicious! Even my husband liked it, and he’s not a raw Brussels Sprouts kinda guy!

    • Martha wrote:

      Yay – I love hearing this Lisa! So glad the recipe was a hit!

  • Bernadette piccotti wrote:

    Can’t wait to try it

    • Martha wrote:

      Hope you enjoy the salad Bernadette!

  • LK wrote:

    I’m also a big fan of brussels sprouts. My favorite way to make them is in a saute pan with oil and a wee bit of lemon juice. I wasn’t sure about the goat cheese in this recipe at first, but it was yummy. Looking forward to making it again.

    • Martha wrote:

      Thanks Liana!

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