Your guests will love this Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad at the holidays. The shaved brussels sprouts are paired with silvered almonds, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese and tossed in a light olive oil and lemon dressing.
SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD
My friend’s and I ate at Cooper’s Hawk restaurant a while back and we all ordered a Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad. We all couldn’t stop raving about how delicious it was.
It had the right amount of crunch mixed with creamy Parmesan cheese and a light lemony dressing. For my version I added toasted pine nuts because I love them but you can easily just leave those out if they aren’t your thing.
Of course, I knew I had to recreate the recipe at home so you all can enjoy something similar at home. I love making these types of salads for the holidays. The shaved brussels sprouts hold up really nicely if you make the salad the day before. I would just wait to add the cheese and the dressing until you are ready to serve the salad.
This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad mixes shaved brussels sprouts with silvered almonds, toasted pine nuts and Parmesan cheese. It is then tossed in a simple dressing using extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice. It really couldn’t be easier to make this salad!
To save time check your local grocery store for shaved brussels sprouts in a bag. Trader Joe’s sells them in their produce section and I just love how easy it makes these brussels sprouts salad.
WHAT INGREDIENTS ARE IN A BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD?
SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUTS: The shaved brussels sprouts are the start of the show. You can either use a food processor to shave the brussels sprouts or you can buy them pre-shaved at your local grocery store. If you like brussels sprouts you also should try these Crispy Balsamic Brussels Sprouts and these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Bacon.
TOASTED PINE NUTS: I love toasted pine nuts and add them to everything from hummus to pasta dishes. Did you know that you can store pine nuts in the freezer so you always have them on hand? It makes it so easy to add a handful to salads when you want!
SILVERED ALMONDS: I added silvered almonds to the salad. I like that they are thin and smaller, making it easier to eat them in a salad.
PARMESAN CHEESE: Parmesan cheese is always a good idea in salads in my opinion. I love it in this brussels sprout salad. I used freshly grated cheese in mine.
DRESSING: When making the salad dressing make sure to use a good quality extra virgin olive oil and adjust the lemon juice to your liking. I also add salt and crushed pepper to my liking.
HOW CAN I MODIFY THIS SHAVED BRUSSELS SPROUT SALAD RECIPE?
There are so many ways you can modify this salad and add additional ingredients. Here are some of my favorites:
CHEESE: I like parmesan cheese when I make this salad but you could also use feta, goat cheese or really any cheese that you like.
NUTS: If you want to try a different nut I suggest walnuts or pecans.
GREENS: You can mix in greens to give this salad more texture. I especially like kale or chopped spinach.
VEGETABLES: If you want to bulk up your salad with vegetables I really like radishes, carrots or celery.
PROTEIN: Adding protein to a salad is a nice way to create a filling meal for lunch or dinner. Try salmon, chicken, steak or beans.
- 1 pound of Brussels sprouts, shaved
- 1 cup silvered almonds
- 1/2 cup pine nuts, toasted
- 1/2 cup of Parmesan cheese, grated
- 3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
Heat a dry large skillet over medium-low heat and toast pine nuts, stirring frequently, until pine nuts are golden in spots, about 3 minutes. Remove and set aside.
Rise the brussels sprouts well. Trim off the bottom of them and use the slicer blade of a food processor to shave the brussels sprouts or use a mandolin or buy them pre-shaved from the grocery store.
Place the brussels sprouts in a larage salad bowl. Add the silvered almonds, pine nuts and cheese.
In a salad jar container or mason jar combine the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Shake or mix well.
Pour the dressing over the salad and gently toss until coated.
If you are making this the say before leave the cheese and dressing off of the salad until you are ready to make the salad.