Vegan Asian Brussels Sprouts Chopped Salad! Looking for a reboot after the holidays? Look no further than this delicious, plant-powerhouse salad.
Hearty, healthy, and flavorful, this oil free Vegan Asian Brussels Sprouts Chopped Salad is loaded with nourishing veggies all coated in a deliciously creamy Asian inspired dressing. It’s perfectly healthy and full of antioxidants, you won’t believe how tasty it is.
Whole Food Plant Based, Vegan, plant based, oil free, refined sugar free, no highly processed ingredients and gluten free.
Hi there, Ameera here!
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again . . . more like a thousand times again, we are a salad loving family. We eat TONS of salad. Typically one huge salad loaded with lots of veggies every day for lunch. Mom and I love to try to create new salads all the time.
Lately, we’ve been on a hummus-based dressing kick. We have been trying to use hummus as a base for a lot of our salad dressings. This is our favorite hummus recipe, and it is a must in our fridge.
Here are a few that we have done thus far – all SUPER tasty, by the way!
- Oil Free Simple Hummus Dressing
- Oil Free Italian Hummus Dressing
- Oil Free Tangy Thousand Island Hummus Dressing
- Oil Free Asian Hummus Dressing
- Oil Free Easy French Hummus Dressing
- Oil Free Easy Pomegranate Hummus Dressing
- Oil Free Apricot Broccoli Chopped Salad
- Oil Free Parsley Macaroni Chopped Salad
- Vegan Caesar Chopped Salad
- Maple Mustard Brussel Sprouts Salad
- Oil Free Tangy Beet Coleslaw
- Vegan Macaroni Potato Salad
You gotta give this one a try!
Tips for Success:
- Flavor Profile: This salad is very fresh tasting “Asian” Salad from all the fresh garden ingredients: kale, Brussel sprouts, green onions, carrots, red bell peppers, and cucumbers. Because we use no oil, the flavors are not weighed down and come through as a beautiful, healthy nod to an Asian salad.
- Base Salad Ingredient Amounts: We suggest not using more than the indicated amounts or you could end up with a dry salad.
- Kale Dicing: This salad is very “dip like” meaning that the ingredients should be finely diced. We suggest slicing the kale thinly, then chopping the thin strips into fine pieces.
- 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.
- 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 small amount 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 the salad, the salad falls flat. That is because the salad dressing has to cover all the salad ingredients which then flattens the flavor of the dressing. Additionally, some salad dressings taste really tangy or overly strong before dressing the salad, but once you dress the salad, it coats all the ingredients and tastes amazing.
- 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 (undressed) in the refrigerator. Store in a covered container.
This dish cannot be frozen.
Pantry Products Used:
- Tamari: We used San J Tamari Soy Sauce, Gluten Free, Reduced Sodium. You can substitute the tamari with reduced sodium soy sauce, Braggs Liquid Aminos, or Braggs Coconut Liquid Aminos.
- Hummus: We used our hummus recipe – The Best Hummus. Please feel free to use your favorite hummus recipe or store-bought hummus.
- Nutrition Facts: The estimated nutrition facts below uses our hummus recipe, which does contain tahini. If you use less tahini than our recipe or omit tahini from your hummus, the fat content will drop significantly (with the assumption that oil is not present.)
Kitchen Products Used:
- Whisk (or fork)
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Hearty, healthy, and flavorful, this oil free Vegan Asian Brussels Sprouts Chopped Salad is loaded with nourishing veggies all coated in a deliciously creamy Asian inspired dressing.
Base Salad Ingredients:
- 3 cups finely chopped kale
- 2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts *
- 1/3 cup grated carrots
- 6 green onions, thinly sliced (+/-)
- ½ cup red bell pepper, small dice
- 1 cup English cucumbers, small dice
- 1 Tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- ½ cup hummus *
- 2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon distilled white vinegar
- 1 Tablespoon pure maple syrup (+/-)
- 1 Tablespoon + 1 teaspoon reduced-sodium tamari *
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- pinch to ¼ teaspoon sea salt (+/-) *
- Place all the Salad Base Ingredients into a large bowl, mix well, set aside.
- Place all the Dressing Ingredients into a small bowl, whisk until smooth and 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
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