Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan

Platter of shaved brussels sprouts salad next to mustard.

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish. | platingsandpairings.com

A couple weeks back, I found myself with an overabundance of Brussels sprouts. I’d asked Rick to pick some up at the store, so that I could make these Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries as a side dish for a prime rib dinner that we were serving. My usual recipe for those sprouts calls for three pounds. I didn’t quite remember how many Brussels sprouts that actually is, and, we were only having a small party of four for dinner that night, so I ended up cutting the recipe in half.

So… What do to with the remaining sprouts sitting the fridge? Test out some new recipes, of course!

Ingredients for shaved brussels sprouts salad with mustard and parmesan

I’d wanted to try a shaved brussels sprouts salad for a while, and this seemed like to perfect opportunity. Raw brussels sprouts can seem like a bit of an odd thing – You would never think of serving raw Brussels sprouts on a crudité platter along with some dip. But, much like kale, which can be a bit tough and bitter in its raw state, if the sprouts are sliced thinly enough, and then left to meld with some vinaigrette for a while, they take on a softer, more delicate flavor, but still with a nice bite.

This has quickly become one of my favorite salads in my recipe box, rivaled only by this Fennel & Celery Salad and this Arugula Salad. It’s tangy, with a good bite from the mustard, and a bit salty and nutty at the end with the finishing of parmesan cheese. I also love that this is a salad that can sit for a bit – Meaning that it’s perfect for potlucks, or for grab and go lunches. The flavors will only continue to combine and the sprouts won’t lose their wonderful texture.

Hand reaching for plate of shaved brussels sprouts salad

Do you have a favorite brussels sprouts recipe that you fix on the regular? Let me know in the comments below!

Platter of shaved brussels sprouts salad next to mustard.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts, cherry tomato salad
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 112 kcal
Author: Platings & Pairings
This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish.
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Ingredients

  • 2 Tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon whole grain mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • ¼ cup finely grated Parmesan cheese
  • Salt and Pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the red wine vinegar, mustard, sugar and olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
  2. Holding the stem of the Brussels sprouts, thinly slice each one until you get to within ½ inch of the stem. Discard the stems and place the sliced Brussels sprouts in a large bowl, breaking them up with your hands and discarding any tough pieces.
  3. Toss the sliced sprouts with the dressing until coated. Let sit at room temperature for at least 15 minutes to allow the sprouts to soften and the flavors to combine.
  4. Before serving, toss in the grated parmesan and taste again for seasonings, adding more salt and pepper, if needed.

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Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan
Amount Per Serving
Calories 112 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g 8%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Cholesterol 4mg 1%
Sodium 171mg 7%
Potassium 441mg 13%
Total Carbohydrates 11g 4%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars 3g
Protein 6g 12%
Vitamin A 18.1%
Vitamin C 116.8%
Calcium 12.2%
Iron 9.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Wine Pairings for Brussels Sprouts Salad:

  • With its minerality and hints of stone fruit, a Dry Riesling will pop against the mustard vinaigrette on this salad.
  • A light Pinot Noir with bright acidity and earthy notes will compliment the flavors in this salad nicely.

Looking for more Brussels Sprouts recipes? Be sure to try these too: 

Thai Brussels Sprouts Salad

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Cranberries

Orecchiette with Brussels Sprouts and Bacon

This Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Mustard and Parmesan is tossed in a light red wine vinaigrette and makes a delicious, crunchy side dish. #brusselssprouts #salad #heartysalad #healthysalad #lunch

19 comments

  1. Create/Enjoy

    That sounds so delicious! We had a shaved brussels salad at Headwaters. I love your simple dressing!

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    1. Erin

      Thanks Suzannah! I’m going to need to get in to Headwaters and check theirs out!

      Reply

  2. Katrin

    Never tried a sprouts salad! I feel totally inspired. Thank you!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      I hope you enjoy Katrin – I really like the texture of the shaved sprouts!

      Reply

  3. Sarah Hardy

    This looks so good! Brussels Sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables!

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  4. Marisa Franca @ All Our Way

    I love the lightness of this salad! This will be great for the New Year nutritious eating!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Agreed Marisa – I’ll be eating a lot of this when the New Year rolls around! At least that’s my plan…

      Reply

  5. Amanda

    I’ve never been a fan of brussel sprouts…at least I though I wasn’t. Recently I had a salad with shaved brussel sprouts and I loved it. And I really like them roasted. Love your recipe and the pics.

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    1. Erin

      I’m a total Brussels sprout convert too Amanda – They’re now one of my favorite veggies!

      Reply

  6. Amy Nash

    Yum! I love brussel sprouts and the dressing sounds wonderful!

    Reply

  7. Sara

    We are huge fans of brussels sprouts around my house – and always looking for new recipes to try! I really love the idea of the mustard with the parmesan … will definitely be giving this one a shot!

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    1. Erin

      I hope you enjoy Sara – this is one of my favorite recipes right now!

      Reply

  8. Kaleigh @ Lively Table

    This is about to be on repeat in my house! So yummy!

    Reply

  9. Christine

    This is my kind of salad – Looks delicious!

    Reply

    1. Erin

      Thank you Christine!

      Reply

  10. Carol Borchardt

    Two of my favorite things in the world are Brussels sprouts and Parmesan cheese! Putting this on the “make soon” list!

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    1. Erin

      Yay – I agree Carol! I hope you enjoy.

      Reply

  11. Billy

    This looks like a delicious salad! Love that you added Dijon Mustard too. One of my favorite ingredients for sure. Thank you for sharing!

    Reply

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