Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Pecans

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With only 15 minutes of prep time, this crunchy Cranberry Apple Brussels Sprouts Salad recipe is a satisfying salad for your holiday table! Cranberries, apples, and pecans combine for a perfect seasonal holiday side dish. 

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 Cranberry Apple Brussels Sprouts Salad is a Satisfying Holiday Salad Recipe

Up until a few years ago, I had never had a Brussels Sprout before! It was never a veggie that my mom served us for dinner, and it wasn’t found on restaurant menus as often until recently. In fact, right up until this post, I’ve been spelling it wrong. I started typing out Brussel Sprout Salad but learned that it’s always Brussels. The more you know …

Back to the point. When my husband finally decided to give Brussels sprouts a try and actually really loved them roasted, I decided it was time to start experimenting with a few different Brussels sprouts recipe to add into our rotation, including a few tasty Brussels sprouts salads.

Cranberry Apple Brussels Sprout Salad - Easy Holiday Side Dish

Bryan was really skeptical of this dish at first. He’s not a huge salad eater anyway, so the idea of making a salad with Brussels sprouts weirded him out a bit. He was pleasantly surprised though!

Brussels sprouts salads have a wonderful crunch to them, made even crunchier with tart green apples and pecans. Add in sweet dried cranberries and pomegranate seeds and you have a gorgeous seasonal salad that would make a great holiday salad.

For regular family dinners, we  just use our favorite Italian salad dressing. When making this Cranberry Apple Brussels Sprout Salad for Thanksgiving or Christmas, I want to give this recipe for Creamy Apple Cider Vinaigrette a try or this Creamy Maple Balsamic Vinaigrette.

How to Cut Brussels Sprouts for Salad:

  1. With a sharp, chef knife, trim off the bottom of the core. About 1/4″.
  2. Remove tough, loose leaves and discard.
  3. Cut the Brussels sprout in half.
  4. Lay flat and thinly slice from top to core to create shreds.

TIP: If you don’t like core in your Brussels sprout salad which can be extra crunchy, I recommend getting this core removal tool! It easily removes the core from the Brussels sprouts. Just use it as step 1!

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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries, Apples and Pecans
Prep Time
15 mins

With only 15 minutes of prep time, this crunchy Cranberry Apple Brussels Sprouts Salad is a satisfying seasonal salad for your holiday table! 

Course: Salad, Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Maggie Roush
  • 1 pound Brussels Sprouts (bottom cut off, tough outer leaves removed and chopped into thin slices)
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1 green apples (chopped)
  • 1/2 cup pecans (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup pomegranate arils
  1. Place chopped brussels sprouts, cranberries, apples, pomegranate arils, and pecans into bowl and mix. 

  2. Toss with salad dressing of your choice. We used our favorite Italian salad dressing. 


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