Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad

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4.86 from 7 votes
Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad makes a wonderful addition to any meal. It is a healthy, delicious combination of flavors that is completely irresistible. The tanginess of the dressing along with the hearty veggies and sweet cranberries is a crowd pleaser!
Prep: 15 minutes
Chill time: 4 hours
Total: 15 minutes
Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad

Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad makes a wonderful addition to any meal. It is a healthy, delicious combination of flavors that is completely irresistible. The tanginess of the dressing along with the hearty veggies and sweet cranberries is a crowd pleaser! Check out all of my summer recipes dinners that pair perfectly with this recipe! 

Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad in a white bowl with a yellow, green and red napkin.

Why This Recipe for Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad Works

Let me tell you this recipe will turn heads. The crisp veggie combination along with the delicious dressing will be a hit for your dinner, cookout, or snack time. Yes, make it into a snack. Such a simple slaw and it keeps longer than your traditional slaw recipes.

The added cranberries give a little sweetness to every bite! So good!

Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad in a white bowl with a yellow, green and red napkin.

Can Kale Salad Be Made Ahead?

Yes! This recipe is better the longer it sits. At least 4 hours is recommended but I let it go overnight. You truly can’t overdo it with this kale salad recipe. The overnight sit in the refrigerator marry the ingredients together, even more, to make it truly incredible!

On a personal note, I have been known to make a whole meal out of this scrumptious kale salad because it is so tasty! Have it with dinner and then lunch the next day!

Kale Brussels Sprouts Salad on a metal fork.

How to Make Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad

Kale Brussels sprouts salad takes just minutes to make and requires nothing really complicated to get things done. Begin by chopping the kale finely and then trim and chop the Brussels sprouts. Add them to a bowl. Throw in the pecans and cranberries. No worry to mix now, you can do that once the dressing is done.

Mix all of the ingredients for the dressing and pour it over the top. Give it a good mix coating all of the kale mixtures. At this point in time, it is tempting not to take a few bites, go ahead, nobody is looking!

Kale in a metal bowl. Garlic next to bowl on a wooden table.

Expert Tips for Making Brussel Sprouts Salad Recipes

Here are a few tips for making this brussel sprouts salad recipes your new addiction!

  • Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight for best results.
  • Serve it cold for the best taste!
  • Make sure to finely chop the kale, large pieces tend to have a bitter taste.

Brussel sprouts on a wooden cutting board, with a metal and a yellow napkin.

Variations for Making Healthy Cole Slaw Recipes

Check out these ways of making healthy coleslaw recipes with a twist. These ideas are perfect for a little variation to the traditional recipe.

  • Use raisins or pomegranate instead of the cranberries if those are more your thing.
  • Add in some bacon for a savory twist and make it into a meal.
  • Toss in some sunflower seeds for a little crunchy addition.

Tools Use to Make Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad

Quality Knife: This knife is my favorite for conquering all my veggie chopping.

Cutting BoardEvery kitchen needs a good cutting board.

Serving Bowl: Always keep a good-sized bowl in your kitchen for serving recipes like this kale brussel sprouts salad.

Mandoline: This makes slicing veggies so easy!

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Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad

Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad

4.9 from 7 votes
Kale Brussel Sprouts Salad makes a wonderful addition to any meal. It is a healthy, delicious combination of flavors that is completely irresistible. The tanginess of the dressing along with the hearty veggies and sweet cranberries is a crowd pleaser!
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Servings: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Chill time: 4 hours
Total Time: 15 minutes

Ingredients

Salad

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 pound brussel sprouts
  • 1 small shallot
  • 6 oz. bag dried cranberries
  • 8 oz chopped pecans

Maple Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dry mustard
  • 1 tsp House Seasoning Blend

Instructions

  • Chop kale into bite sized pieces.
  • Trimp and shred Brussels Sprouts.
  • Place kale and sprouts into a large bowl.
  • Finely shallot; add to bowl with greens.
  • Add pecans and cranberries to the bowl.
  • Add vinaigrette ingredients to a jar with a tight fitting lid; shake until combined.
  • Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss to coat.
  • Coved and refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 439kcal | Carbohydrates: 34g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 34g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 310mg | Potassium: 418mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 22g | Vitamin A: 1155IU | Vitamin C: 57.3mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 1.8mg

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7 thoughts on “Kale and Brussels Sprouts Salad”

  1. This is so delicious! I LOVE the dried cranberries and pecans. This is my new recipe for anything that needs a slaw and that is a compliment coming from someone who hates Brussels sprouts!

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  2. 5 stars
    I love the crunch and colour of this salad. What a great side dish for all the BBQ parties this summer. You can never have too many salad recipes this time of year. There is always a party on the weekend!!

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