Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad

This Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad is a refreshing dish combining nutrient-rich kale and delicate, finely shredded Brussels sprouts for a delightful texture. It is tossed with a zesty salad dressing.

Prep Time: 10 mins   Cook Time: 0 mins

Indulge in the vibrant flavors of our Kale & Brussels Sprouts Salad! This refreshing dish combines nutrient-rich kale and delicate, finely shredded Brussels sprouts for a delightful texture. Tossed with a zesty salad dressing featuring a harmonious blend of tangy lemon juice, Dijon mustard, olive oil, and garlic powder, each bite bursts with freshness. If you're on the Awakening Weight Loss Program, you can note this recipe makes 8 servings with 1 protein and 1 sugar per serving.


Recipe

Prep Time: 10 mins
Yield: 8 servings with 1 protein and 1 sugar per serving

Categories: Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Cuisine: American Recipes

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 bunch Curly kale (~3.5 ounces or ~5.5 cups, stems removed)
  • 1/2 lb Brussels sprouts (~2.5 cups, outer leaves and stems removed)
  • 1/2 cup Sugar-free dried cranberries
  • 6 slices Cooked bacon* (chopped or crumbled) (*omit for vegetarian or vegan)
  • 1/2 cup Walnuts (or pumpkin seeds for nut-free)
  • 1/4 cup Blue cheese crumbles* (optional - skip for paleo or whole30) (*omit if vegan)
  • Salad Dressing Ingredients:
  • 1/3 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp Garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp Sea salt
  • 1/4 tsp Black pepper

Instructions:

  1. Shred/Finely Chop
    Place the brussels sprouts into a food processor fitted with a slicing blade (NOT a shredding or knife blade!). Pulse until shredded. (Alternatively, you can chop the brussels sprouts and kale by hand with a knife.)
  2. Mix salad dressing
    In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper, until emulsified.
  3. Mix and Toss
    Add the shredded brussels sprouts and kale to the bowl. Add the cranberries, cooked bacon, walnuts (if using), and blue cheese (if using). Toss to coat the kale brussels sprout salad in dressing.

Nutrition Info:

Serving Size: 1/8 of total