Maple Mustard Brussel Sprouts Salad! Brimming with nourishing ingredients that are sure to fill you up while still feeling light and refreshing.
A little sweet, a little tangy, this oil free Maple Mustard Brussel Sprouts Salad will delight Brussel Sprout lovers everywhere. Chopped kale, shaved Brussel sprouts, sweet apple chunks, and green onions are tossed into a flavorful hummus-based dressing that is sure to please!
Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, no highly processed ingredients and gluten free.
Hi there, Ameera here!
We are crazy for Brussel Sprouts! They are raw in this recipe and they taste so great! Healthy and filled with antioxidants and vitamins, Brussel Sprouts shine along with kale and green onions. A crispy, sweet apple adds the perfect hint of sweetness and crunch to this lovely salad!
You gotta give this one a try!
Tips for Success:
- Flavor Profile: This salad is very fresh tasting from all the fresh garden ingredients: kale, Brussel sprouts and green onions. Because we use no oil, the flavors are not weighed down and come through as a beautiful, healthy salad. We also have a Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad that features dried cranberries, toasted walnuts and red onions for a slightly different experience.
- Maple Syrup versus Dijon Mustard: Feel free to play with the amounts of each of these ingredients. The dressing is very tangy from the Dijon mustard, you can cut back if you prefer less tangy or use more maple syrup to ramp up the sweetness.
- Base Salad Ingredient Amounts: We suggest not using more than the indicated amounts or you could end up with a dry salad.
- Gala Apple: We loved using a Gala apple due to the beautiful, crisp flavor. You can chop it peeled or unpeeled. Just be sure to chop into very small pieces. Place the chopped apple into a small bowl, then add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice and mix well to coat to prevent the apple from browning. You can use your favorite apple in this recipe.
- Kale Dicing: This salad is almost “dip like” meaning that the ingredients should be finely diced. We suggest slicing the kale thinly, then chopping the thin strips into fine pieces.
- Chopped Green Onions: Be sure to use a good portion of the green part of the green onions as well.
- Brussel Sprouts Shaving Options: There are several options to effectively shaving Brussel sprouts. The first option is to remove any bruised leaves, then slice off the bottom core, then use the food processor with the slicing blade to thinly slice the Brussel sprouts. Then place them in a large bowl and sort through them discarding any hard-core pieces that will make eating the salad unpleasant. The second option is to remove any bruised leaves, slice the Brussel sprout in half, then create an up-side-down “V” cut to remove the hard core from each half of the sprout, then thinly slicing the halves to create shavings. We felt the first option was the easiest and most effective.
- Hummus: We used our hummus recipe – The Best Hummus. Please feel free to use your favorite hummus recipe or store-bought hummus.
- Taste Testing Salad Dressings: There is an art to arriving at the salad dressing that perfectly suits your tastes. The best way to test salad dressings is to place a few leaves of lettuce (or other greens) in a tiny bowl, put a tiny bit of the salad dressing over top and mix really well, then taste test. Some salad dressings taste amazing before you dress the salad, then once dressing, they fall flat. That is because the salad dressing has to cover all the salad ingredients and it flattens the flavor.
- Dressing the Salad: We strongly suggest adding the dressing only to the portion of the salad that you plan to consume in one sitting as the salad ingredients tend to really soak up the dressing and mellow it out the flavor over time. The refrigerated leftovers flavor will not be as vibrant.
- Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.
Leftovers and Freezing:
Leftovers will generally keep for 4-5 days in the refrigerator, undressed. Store in a covered container. We suggest only dressing the salad that you plan to eat in one sitting.
This salad cannot be frozen.
Pantry Products Used:
- Dijon Mustard: We used Koops Dijon Mustard. Feel free to use your favorite Dijon mustard.
Kitchen Products Used:
- Whisk (or fork)
We certainly hope you give this deliciousness a try.Print
A little sweet, a little tangy, this oil free Maple Mustard Brussel Sprouts Salad will delight Brussel Sprout lovers everywhere.
Base Salad Ingredients:
- 2 cups finely chopped kale
- 3 cups shaved Brussel sprouts *
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced (+/-)
- 1 medium Gala apple, unpeeled, cut into bitesize pieces *
- 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ cup hummus *
- ¼ cup lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard (+/-) *
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon pure maple syrup (+/-) *
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
- Cut up the Gala apple and place in a small bowl, add 1 Tablespoon of lemon juice, mix well, set aside for one minute.
- Place all the remaining Salad Base Ingredients and the chopped apple into a large bowl, mix well, set aside.
- Add the Dressing Ingredients into a small bowl, whisk well until emulsified.
- Taste test for flavor, add more ingredients to reach the flavor you desire.
- Pour the dressing over the salad ingredients, mix well to completely coat the salad ingredients. Taste test and add more seasonings as needed.
- Serve and enjoy!
*Please reference the blog post for Tips for Success, Pantry Items Used, Storage and Freezing, and Kitchen Products Used.
*Sea Salt: Please adjust the sea salt based upon your family’s sea salt preferences and/or based upon dietary needs.
*Servings: 2 to 3
*Nutrition Information: Using a hummus that has a smaller amount of tahini or no tahini at all will reduce the fat content.
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