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Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Enjoy a fresh and unique meal throughout the year when you toss together this Brussels Sprouts Salad.

Tart and juicy pomegranate seeds pair with earthy walnuts and lime juice to make an unforgettable salad. Quick, easy, and refreshing, this salad will have you head over heels.

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One of the most underrated and underused vegetables out there are Brussels sprouts. They are such an easy vegetable to grow and they yield a large amount of delicious and nutritious florets.

My family has always enjoyed them and we have come up with all kinds of ways to eat them. We love having them as a side dish to my Keto Tuna Melt on Zucchini or with some Keto Shrimp Alfredo.

One of my favorite ways to enjoy them is in a Brussels Sprouts Salad. It is so easy to make and is incredibly healthy. It gives you just the right boost of energy for your day.

This has been a go-to lunch or snack for me for quite some time. It is very easy to make, it is very cost effective, and it is packed with some vital nutrients I tend to miss out on.

Not many people think about brussel sprouts when reaching for a salad base. However, since I started using them, I rarely reach for the pre-mixed salads at the store. I promise you’re going to love it!

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How to Make Brussels Sprouts Salad

  1. Prepare the sprouts - Using a food processor, mandolin slicer, or chopping by hand, slice the Brussels sprouts down to size.
  2. Mix the ingredients - Toss the Brussels sprouts in a bowl with the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper and mix them together.
  3. Let it set - Let the Brussels sprouts soak up the flavors for a few minutes, then add the rest of your ingredients and enjoy!
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Tips and Variations

  • Storage - I suggest eating this salad as soon as the ingredients are mixed together. If you haven’t added the liquid ingredients to the salad, it will keep covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. For best results, prep the ingredients and then store them separately in airtight containers in the fridge. Do not freeze these ingredients.
  • Reheating - You should have no need to heat this salad or any of its components, even if it’s been stored in the fridge. This brussels sprouts salad recipe is meant to be served cold.
  • Use your own dressing - The lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper come together to make the dressing or added flavor to this salad. However, if you don’t prefer this type of dressing, you can always try this Keto Ranch Dressing or your own keto-friendly dressing.
  • Brussel sprouts substitute - If you don’t like brussels sprouts in salad, that’s perfectly okay. You can swap out the shredded brussel sprouts for spinach or a basic salad mix of your choosing.
  • Walnut substitute - If you don’t like walnuts, you can always try pecans, pine nuts, or your nut of choice.
  • Olive oil substitute - Avocado oil is another great option in place of olive oil. It’s up to you which oil you use, as there are quite a few to pick from. You can even melt down and use coconut oil if preferred. 
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Common Questions About Brussels Sprouts Salad

How Do You Cut Brussel Sprouts for Salad?

There are several ways you can cut brussel sprouts for salad. You can cut them in half with a kitchen knife, you could slice them nice and thin with a mandolin slicer, or you can even chop them up in a food processor.

It is really up to you and what you feel like doing. There’s no set way to chop up brussel sprouts.

Can Raw Brussel Sprouts Make You Sick?

Like any fresh produce, the risk of foodborne illness is always there. It is recommended to wash the sprouts thoroughly before consuming.

If you feel like it, you could even boil them or toss them in the air fryer. It softens them up and will kill any bacteria that might be lingering on the food.

Don’t hesitate to give this Brussels Sprouts Salad a try, and while you’re at it, let me know how you liked it in the comments below!

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Keto Shredded Brussels Sprouts Pomegranate Salad

Ingredients:

Serves 1

  • 2 Cups Brussels Sprouts, shredded
  • ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • ¼ Cup Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste

Directions:

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Use a food processor, mandolin slicer, or chop by hand, the brussels sprouts.

A bowl of food on a plate, with Salad and Brussels sprout

Place them in a bowl with the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Toss to mix well.

Allow to sit for around 5 minutes so the brussels sprouts soak in the flavors. 

Add the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!

A bowl of food on a plate, with Salad and Brussels sprout

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Brussels Sprouts Salad

Yield: 1
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

Enjoy a fresh and unique meal throughout the year when you toss together this Brussels Sprouts Salad. Tart and juicy pomegranate seeds pair with earthy walnuts and lime juice to make an unforgettable salad. Quick, easy, and refreshing, this salad will have you head over heels.

Ingredients

  • 2 Cups Brussels Sprouts, shredded
  • ¼ Cup Pomegranate Seeds
  • ¼ Cup Chopped Walnuts
  • ¼ Cup Finely Shredded Mozzarella Cheese
  • 3 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Tablespoon Lime Juice
  • Sea Salt and Pepper, to taste

Instructions

    Use a food processor, mandolin slicer, or chop by hand, the brussels sprouts.
    Place them in a bowl with the olive oil, lime juice, salt, and pepper. Toss to mix well.
    Allow to sit for around 5 minutes so the brussels sprouts soak in the flavors.
    Add the rest of the ingredients and enjoy!

Notes

Storage - I suggest eating this salad as soon as the ingredients are mixed together. If you haven’t added the liquid ingredients to the salad, it will keep covered in the fridge for up to 2 days. For best results, prep the ingredients and then store them separately in airtight containers in the fridge. Do not freeze these ingredients.
Reheating - You should have no need to heat this salad or any of its components, even if it’s been stored in the fridge. This brussels sprouts salad recipe is meant to be served cold.
Use your own dressing - The lime juice, olive oil, salt, and pepper come together to make the dressing or added flavor to this salad. However, if you don’t prefer this type of dressing, you can always try this Keto Ranch Dressing or your own keto-friendly dressing.
Brussel sprouts substitute - If you don’t like brussels sprouts in salad, that’s perfectly okay. You can swap out the shredded brussel sprouts for spinach or a basic salad mix of your choosing.
Walnut substitute - If you don’t like walnuts, you can always try pecans, pine nuts, or your nut of choice.
Olive oil substitute - Avocado oil is another great option in place of olive oil. It’s up to you which oil you use, as there are quite a few to pick from. You can even melt down and use coconut oil if preferred.

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