Brussels Sprouts Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette
This Brussels Sprouts Salad With Cranberry Vinaigrette is light, nutritious and filled with healthy super foods. The homemade vinaigrette dressing is creamy, but low fat and perfect for any fall/winter salad.
Happy Friday everyone! Excited? I sure am, since this week felt a little too long to me. And it isn’t even over yet. Today I’m sharing with you a very simple brussels sprouts salad recipe.
Brussels sprouts – we’ve talked about them before, love or hate them? If you do love them, you’ll like this salad. If you aren’t sure that you like them, then I would recommend not to try them raw. You can check my Balsamic Brussels Sprouts With Tomatoes recipe out or find another one to make them tender and enhance the flavor with some spices or even sweet and sour glaze.
I personally love them, thats why I keep testing new recipes with brussels sprouts ,like this salad.
This is a great every day lunch salad and it could also be served for a crowd, just make sure that at least half of the people there like brussels sprouts.
Why cranberries? Because they are in season, not the dried ones, of course, but cranberry flavor combined with brussels sprouts screams Holidays to me.
I enjoy the crunch from fresh brussels sprouts and I like them finely cut.
I couldn’t resist but add some quinoa and even 1 tbsp of chi a seeds for a healthy boost. Dried cranberries and pistachios brought to this salad exactly what it needed – extra sweetness and crunch.
The dressing for this Brussels Sprouts Salad is really light and just enough sweet and not too acidic. It pairs perfectly with this brussels sprouts salad.
If you are not a fan of pistachios, you can use cashews or any nuts of your choice.
I liked the cranberry-orange flavor of the vinaigrette I made for the salad, but you can definitely substitute it with poppy seed dressing or any other of your choice.
I love adding extra protein, using cooked quinoa in my salads, but you can totally skip it.
I thought that crumbled feta cheese would be a great addition, but I did not use any cheese.
This brussels sprouts salad could be stored in the fridge in an air-tight container for up to 2 days.
I hope you enjoy it!
Brussels Sprouts Salad With Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette
- 2 cups chopped brussels sprouts — (leave stems out)
- 1/4 cup dries cranberries
- 1/4 cup chopped toasted pistachios
- 1/4 cup cooked quinoa
- 1 tbsp chia seeds — (optional)
Cranberry Orange Vinaigrette Dressing:
- 1/2 cup fresh squeezed orange juice
- 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
- 1 tbsp cranberry sauce
- 1/2 tbsp Dijon mustard
- 1/4 tsp salt — (or more to taste)
- 1/4 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 cup olive oil
For the dressing: In a blender combine 1/2 cup orange juice, 1/4 cup vinegar, 1 tbsp cranberry sauce, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard, 1/4 tsp salt, 1/4 tsp black pepper and blend until combined. Gradually add in 1/2 cup olive oil and blend on low until creamy.
For the salad: Wash brussels sprouts and chop, leaving the stems out.
In a bowl place chopped brussels sprouts, cranberries, quinoa, pistachios and top with chia seeds. Pour dressing and toss.
Nutrition InformationCalories: 753, Fat: 64g, Saturated Fat: 8g, Sodium: 363mg, Potassium: 709mg, Carbohydrates: 42g, Fiber: 8g, Sugar: 21g, Protein: 8g, Vitamin A: 850%, Vitamin C: 106.7%, Calcium: 98%, Iron: 3.1%
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This looks delicious! I love the addition of the quinoa! Pinned!
TGIF, Mira! Love all the recipes comin out of your kitchen and this salad is no different! I can’t believe I’ve never had cranberry vinaigrette! Love the color and how you’ve paired it with BS! I am in the ‘love BS’ camp. We just had a BS salad last night and loved every last bite. All the flavors and textures you’ve included in your salad would make anyone whose not, a new BS fan! Thank you, Mira and may your weekend be restful (is there such a thing?). 😀
Hey Traci, thanks for the nice words! I’m glad you like brussels sprouts, just like me! Have a great weekend (restful- I wish it was!) 🙂
HAPPY FRIDAY 🙂 TGIF!! And this salad looks so festive and like such a fun and bright holidays side, Mira! Love it and Pinned!
Thanks for pinning Ceara!
I’m so glad that Friday is finally here! It’s been a long week! This brussel sprout salad is so creative, Mira! I would’ve never thought to make these into a salad, genius idea! And that cranberry vinaigrette sounds perfect! Pinned!
I’m glad you like it Gayle! Thanks for pinning!
I love this festive salad. I’ve pinned it to my holiday recipe board. Have a terrific weekend!
Thanks so much for pinning Kristi! Heading over to check your holiday recipe board since I need inspiration! Have a great weekend!
Eating raw brussels sprouts is actually something I’ve never thought of trying, until now. It’s so seasonal, I’m going to give it a try.
I really hope you like it Janette!
I love the idea of that tart sweet cranberry flavor used as brussels dressing. So tasty!
I’m glad you like it Joanne!
What a delicious light and festive salad. Just shows that salads can be enjoyed in winter too!
Looks great Mira, love the dressing…wonderful flavors! Pinned.
Thanks for pinning Manali!
Hi Mira, this salad looks delicious!! Love the cranberry orange vinaigrette.. Beautiful!
Thanks Arpita!!! Glad you like it!
Brussels sprouts and cranberries are a great combination for winter. This looks fantastic. I also love the pictures, they’re beautiful Mira.
I’m so happy you like them Linda!
Love all the flavors in this salad! I am not waiting until next year to make changes and start eating more healthy so I’m definitely making this today. Besides, I love cranberries! Pinned.
Hey Oriana, I’m glad you like the flavors in this salad! I hope you like it!
This looks so good!! Seriously, so healthy, nutritious and DELICIOUS!! Great recipe girl!!… and I know that this is from yesterday… but boy was I excited for Friday!! 🙂
Thanks Cailee! Gald you like it!
I am a total Salad freak! and always looking for salad inspirations! This cranberry and brussels salad looks so easy and yummy! Thanks for the recipe!, @Mira
Hey Savita, I hope you like this one, too!
Love this salad Mira! It looks delectable!! 🙂
I really appreciate this post. I feel like since Thanksgiving, all I’ve been doing is eating, eating, eating. As someone who loves to have a big salad everyday, I have not had one in what feels like several weeks just because the holiday craziness is upon us! This looks so wonderfully crisp, fresh, light, and full of flavor – this is EXACTLY what my body is screaming at me to eat! I particularly like the cranberry and orange vinaigrette – it sounds absolutely delicious!
I feel the same way, Kathleen 🙂 I enjoy eating salads pretty much every day, but after Thanksgiving my routine has changed! Glad you like this salad and the vinaigrette!
Looking at these beautiful & yummy salads there is no excuse not to eat healthier, specially the one with cranberry vinaigrette, lately I’ve been addict to cranberries and this recipe is a must to try.
Thanks Regina! I really try to cook with seasonal ingredients and cranberries are perfect for this time of the year!
I totally agree, the combo of brussel sprouts & cranberry screams holidays to me too, except I don’t combine them because I don’t know how! Before now that is. And it’s super healthy, which I’m trying to do better at. You know, hopefully loose a few pounds because Christmas so I can indulge a bit later =) Stunning photos, of course!
Thanks Laura! I also hope I loose a few pounds before Christmas 🙂
I love brussels sprouts and love how amazing this salad looks! It’s so light and fresh especially with the dried cranberries and cranberry vinaigrette! It sounds delicious and perfect for balancing out all the sweets I’ve been making!
Thanks Kelly! I love the sweets you are making 🙂
Love this salad! It looks quite light but full of flavor! The cranberry sauce is lovely and I like the pink color! I admit I don’t cook brussels sprouts other than roasting them, but the salad looks so delicious and I can’t wait to try out soon!
I hope you like it Maggie 🙂