This Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe is vegan, paleo + Whole 30 friendly. Packed with healthy fats, it is the perfect lunch, dinner or holiday side! This post is sponsored by LuckyVitamin. This post was originally shard in January of 2017, but all images were updated in November of 2017.
I’m not kidding when I say I’m obsessed with this recipe. I was making it for what was probably the third or fourth time when I realized… wait a second… this isn’t on the blog. Which means there are people out there who are totally missing out on this deliciousness. (Don’t worry guys – crisis averted, I’ve got ya covered) The shaved brussels sprout salad addiction started a few months ago when we were out at a local restaurant and I got this salad. It had shaved brussels, dried cranberries, apple, Parmesan and pumpkin seeds. I ate the entire bowl in about 2 seconds.
Then I tried out Purple Carrot, which is a vegan meal delivery service. They had a warm brussels sprout salad that was topped with a creamy avocado dressing… AKA heaven. The meal was meant to be for two people.. but I hoarded it and really only let Tyler have a bite…. that’s how good it was. It was also super easy to make, and I knew I had to replicate it in my own way. Since then… I’ve been making this almost weekly!
The base of the salad is obviously shaved brussels sprouts (which only take about 3 seconds to make if you use the veggie bullet), and then I filled it with all of my favorite nuts/seeds that I got from Lucky Vitamin, AKA my favorite place to shop! For the past year or so I’ve been ordering all of my vitamins, snacks + baking supplies from them. They have a huge variety of products at ridiculously low prices. And they ship for free if you’re order is over $49… which is super easy to reach (seriously… once you take a look at all the products they have, you’ll understand). It was honestly as if it was meant to be, because I ordered walnuts, pecans, hemp seeds, and dried cranberries a few weeks prior to trying out the brussels sprout salad + falling in love with it. So once I had gotten hooked, I already had all the ingredients to make it on my own!
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I was really excited to find these dried cranberries on Lucky Vitamin. Many dried cranberry brands are sweetened with sugar, which stinks! I try to limit my refined sugar intake because it really has no nutritional value. When I saw that these were sweetened with apple juice I was really excited! They’re great for all my paleo/Whole 30 peeps out there who don’t eat added sugar. They’re the perfect little bit of sweetness in what is otherwise a delicious savory dish.
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 6 cups shaved brussesl sprouts
- ¾ cup chopped pecans
- ¼ cup chopped hemp seeds
- ½ cup naturally sweetened dried cranberries
- ½ teaspoon salt
- ½ teaspoon rosemary
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- Heat olive oil in a large pan.
- Add in shaved brussels sprouts and sauté until they start to get tender (Approx 5 minutes)
- Add in chopped nuts, seeds, cranberries, salt, pepper + balsamic vinegar. Stir over low heat for 1-2 minutes + enjoy!
Things we used for this recipe: VeggieBullet, olive oil, walnuts, pecans, hemp seeds, dried cranberries, rosemary, himalayan sea salt, black pepper, balsamic vinegar
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I don’t know about you guys, but one of my ongoing resolutions (I don’t make New Year’s resolutions) has been to eat more veggies! It’s not that I dislike them or anything like that… I honestly just forget to eat them sometimes! When I have a giant bowl of this in the fridge I can easily add a scoop to my lunch, or have it as a snack! My goal is to eat 3-4 servings of vegetables a day, which can be hard – so this is great to have on hand. You have to try it!
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