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Holiday Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate

Looking for a festive salad to serve up this holiday season? You and your guests will love my easy and delicious shaved Brussels sprout salad with pomegranate seeds and a citrus vinaigrette. Looking for a festive salad to serve up this holiday season? You and your guests will love my easy and delicious shaved Brussels sprout salad with pomegranate with a citrus vinaigrette. I love me a shaved Brussels salad. It’s nice to switch up the typical leafy greens every now and again with a different texture and taste. Especially in the winter months when Brussels are in season.holiday shaved brussels sprout salad with pomegranate seeds and citrus dressing #holiday #saladAnd the holidays are a perfect time to serve up a seasonal wintry salad. To add a little more festive flair, I used pomegranate seeds which basically make your salad look like it’s bejeweled. Toasted hazelnuts add a warm, nutty flavor and satisfying crunch. And the crumbled gorgonzola adds creaminess and sharp, pungent taste. I like blue cheese in my salads, especially in cold-weather salads because I think it pairs nicely with fall and winter fruits like apples, pears and pomegranate. But if gorgonzola is too strong of a taste for you, I’d sub it with a salty cheese like feta.holiday shaved brussels sprout saladThe dressing is also reminiscent of winter flavors like citrus. It’s super easy to whisk up with only a few ingredients like shallots, white wine vinegar, orange juice and zest, dijon mustard, and olive oil. shaved brussels sprout salad with pomegranate seeds and citrus dressing #holiday #saladThis the perfect holiday starter because it’s so easy. The salad itself calls for only 4 ingredients and most grocery stores sell bags of shaved Brussels sprouts so you don’t have to worry about that extra step. If you don’t have access to bags of shaved Brussels you can slice them with a mandoline or (my preferred way) with a food processor, using the slicing attachment. holiday shaved brussels sprout salad with citrus dressing #holiday #saladEnjoy this salad during the holiday season or anytime this winter that you’re craving something light and refreshing. We had it for dinner this week with salmon and bread with butter. It was totally satisfying. holiday shaved brussels sprout salad with pomegranate seeds and citrus dressing #holiday #salad

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Holiday Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate

  • Author: Kara @ The Foodie Dietitian
  • Yield: Serves 4-6

Ingredients

For the salad:

  • 12 ounces shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 1/3 cup toasted hazelnuts, skinned and chopped
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup crumbled gorgonzola

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot
  • 3 tablespoons orange juice
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustartd
  • 3/4 cup olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions

For the salad:

  1. In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, pomegranate seeds and gorgonzola. Add dressing and toss to coat.

For the dressing:

  1. In a small bowl, whisk together shallot, orange juice, white wine vinegar, orange zest and dijon mustard. While continuously whisking, slowly add in olive oil. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Looking for a festive salad to serve up this holiday season? You and your guests will love my easy and delicious shaved Brussels sprout salad with pomegranate with a citrus vinaigrette. #holiday #salad

Tell me, what’s your fave holiday salad combo?

Check out more great Brussels sprout recipes below!

Brussels Sprout and Walnut Pizza with Whole Wheat Flax Crust

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Thai Sauce

Butternut Squash and Brussels Sprouts Naan Pizza

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Comments

  1. This salad is absolutely gorgeous- can’t wait to make it!!

  2. We had a similar salad on thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. I am loving this recipe and see myself making it in the very very near future!

  3. I love a good sprouts salad! This sounds so good with the pomegranate and the cheese!

  4. This looks so delicious! I love the gorgonzola cheese, one of my favorites!

  5. Okay, I’m normally not a big Brussels sprouts fan but I am drooling over this! The pop of color from the pomegranate arils is lovely, too!

  6. This looks and sounds like the perfect winter salad! I love the pop of color (and flavor!) from the pomegranate seeds!

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