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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Citrus Vinaigrette

Shredded Brussels sprouts are a hearty stand in for lettuce in this delicious salad that’s studded with toasted almonds, tart dried cherries and smoky bacon.

  • Author: The Real Food Dietitians
  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 10 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad, Whole30


Salad Ingredients:

  • 24 oz. Brussels sprouts, shredded – may purchase 2-10 oz. pre-shredded (also known as shaved) Brussels sprouts or substitute shredded cabbage
  • 68 slices crisp cooked bacon, chopped
  • 1 cup sliced red onion
  • ⅔ cup dried cherries, unsweetened (may substitute cranberries or raisins)
  • ⅔ cup sliced almonds, toasted
  • 4 oz. goat cheese, soft & crumbled (optional – omit for dairy-free and whole30)
  • 1 cup citrus vinaigrette (or pre-made Primal Kitchen Honey Mustard Vinaigrette-not Whole30)

Citrus Vinaigrette:

  • 1 small orange, juiced
  • 1 tsp. orange zest
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 Tbsp. finely minced shallots (may substitute 1 Tbsp. minced garlic)
  • 1 tsp. yellow mustard
  • 3/4 cup avocado or olive oil
  • 2 tsp. fresh thyme, minced (may substitute an equal amount of tarragon, basil, rosemary or oregano or 1 tsp. dried herbs of choice)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste


  1. Shred Bussels sprouts using the shredding blade of a food processor or slice thinly with a knife.
  2. Place Brussels sprouts in a large bowl and combine with chopped bacon, red onion, cherries, almonds and optional goat cheese.
  3. Whisk together vinaigrette ingredients.
  4. Add vinaigrette immediately before serving and toss well to coat.


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  • Serving Size: 1/10 of recipe (~2/3 cup)
  • Calories: 162
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 112 mg
  • Fat: 7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 18 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 8 g