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Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad Is Perfect For Fall

Generally speaking, I'm more of a salad gal in Summer and a braised greens lover once Fall begins to hit its stride. But recently, I've discovered the best way to reconcile the two: by utilizing dark, leafy brassicas in their raw form, massaging them by hand with a drizzle of Autumn-tinged maple vinaigrette until slightly wilted and tender. Case in point: this shredded brussels sprouts salad, which is the darling of my kitchen at this very moment. Adding some Lacinato kale really transforms this dish from a slaw to a salad, and it's got a pleasing bitterness that's offset so nicely with a tangy-sweet dressing. To add another layer of flavor and texture, I finish the whole thing with toasted sunflower seeds and raisins. Get excited for the season with the recipe.

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad


1 tablespoon whole-grain mustard
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice, from 1 to 2 lemons
Coarse salt
1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup
2 tablespoons cold-pressed extra-virgin olive oil
8 ounces brussels sprouts, very thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
6 Lacinato kale leaves, stemmed and thinly sliced
1/3 cup raw hulled sunflower seeds, toasted
1/4 cup raisins or dried cranberries


  1. Stir together mustard, lemon juice, 3/4 teaspoon salt, and tablespoon and teaspoon of maple syrup; whisk in oil until emulsified.
  2. In a salad bowl, toss together brussels sprouts and kale. Add sunflower seeds, raisins or dried cranberries, and dressing; toss to coat. Serve immediately.

Serves 2 as a full-sized salad.

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lindsaybayley lindsaybayley 3 years
I've made this salad twice now, and plan to bring it to Thanksgiving Day dinner with my husband's family. The first time I made it with raisins and the second time, with cranberries. I thought it was much better with raisins. They seemed to go better with the other flavors.    Thanks - It's always great when you can bring something so healthy that tastes delicious!
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 3 years
I have made this salad several times and it's incredible. Almost like a slaw. You'd think the brussels sprouts would be weird raw, but they are delicious.
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
I made this for a dinner party last night and it was delicious. everyone liked it. I was afraid the raw sprouts and kale would be bitter or tough but not at all. The combination of flavors and textures is really great.
Nancy-Einhart Nancy-Einhart 4 years
This looks delicious. I can't wait to make it.
Marisa-Tom Marisa-Tom 4 years
Susannah, I'm in love with this. Great idea, really is the best of both worlds. I know what I'm having for dinner tomorrow. Yay!
Michele-Foley Michele-Foley 4 years
This looks so good!
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