Fruit & Nut Brussels Sprout Slaw

Fruit & Nut Brussels Sprout Slaw - A healthful and tasty coleslaw made with shredded brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and walnuts, tossed with a tangy yogurt-orange dressing! | foxeslovelemons.com

Somehow, I ended up married to a man who names brussels sprouts and broccoli as his two favorite vegetables. I mean, I like them both as well, but two favorite? Really? I would bet that a good portion of Americans would name those as their two least favorite!

Oh well, I’m pretty sure I should count myself lucky to have a life partner who likes (and will eat) just about any vegetable I throw at him. Fruit, on the other hand, not so much. There was a persimmon incident the other night that didn’t go over all that well. But back to brussels – I love coming up with new ways to prepare them to keep things interesting!

Fruit & Nut Brussels Sprout Slaw - A healthful and tasty coleslaw made with shredded brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and walnuts, tossed with a tangy yogurt-orange dressing! | foxeslovelemons.com

I love an interesting coleslaw as a side dish, especially for Thanksgiving or any other large meal. Something light, green and fresh breaks up all the heavy food on the plate. This brussels sprout slaw is a mix of just a few ingredients – brussels sprouts, dried cranberries, walnuts and green onions – tossed with a bright orange and yogurt dressing. I chose Greek yogurt made with milk produced by members of the United Dairy Industry of Michigan, for a healthful and tangy alternative to mayo or sour cream.

Notes on the brussels sprouts: Instead of washing them, I find the best way to clean them is by chopping off a little bit of the stem end, and then cutting the rest of the sprout in half lengthwise. The outer layer of leaves, which tend to be the only ones that contain dirt or grit (if any at all), should fall away (discard them), leaving you with the rest of the clean sprout. I used the shredding attachment of my food processor to shred the halved sprouts for this dish. If you don’t have a food processor with that attachment, you could try shredding them on a box grater (not recommended, too dangerous!) or simply slicing them very thinly with a knife.

Fruit & Nut Brussels Sprout Slaw - A healthful and tasty coleslaw made with shredded brussels sprouts, dried cranberries and walnuts, tossed with a tangy yogurt-orange dressing! | foxeslovelemons.com

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Fruit & Nut Brussels Sprout Slaw

Yield: 8 servings

Prep Time: 15 minutes plus standing

Ingredients:

  • Juice and zest of 1/2 orange
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 6 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1-1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

 

Directions:

  1. In large bowl, whisk together orange juice and zest, yogurt and salt and pepper. Add onions, brussels sprouts, walnuts and cranberries; toss until well combined. Let stand 15 minutes before serving. Slaw can be covered and refrigerated up to 2 days.

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21 comments

  1. I’m a huge sprouts fan too, and I love the sound of this salad! This beautiful slaw would be a fun one to add to Thanksgiving dinner!

  2. This is a perfect Thanksgiving salad!

  3. This salad sounds wonderful.  Not to make you jealous or anything like that, but my husband likes Brussels sprouts, broccoli, AND persimmons…  However, because he is kind, he mostly leaves them for me to eat.  I’m very curious to know what you made with persimmons?

    • Wow, I am kind of jealous, Susan 🙂 And actually, if you can believe it, I just tried my first ever persimmon a few days ago. I just ate it on it’s own, but I loved it so much that now I’m itching to cook or bake something with them! Guess whatever it is I make, I’ll have all to myself!

  4. This is super perfect for the holidays!! Light too! Loves it!

  5. This looks fantastic and so flavorful! I love the combination of brussells sprouts and cranberries!

  6. Beautiful recipe!!  I will add this recipe to my grocery list!

  7. This slaw is so clever. I happen to love both veggies, too. Pinned.

  8. I love, love, LOVE brussel sprouts! This slaw looks gorgeous and I love how you used greek yogurt for the dressing rather than mayo! Beautiful! 

  9. I am making this for my family soon! So awesome!

  10. This looks scrumptious! And I just happened to buy some Brussels sprouts at the market today!

  11. I have a couple bones to pick with you, honey . . .
    1) I do not dislike fruit.  That persimmon had a gross texture to me.  Ugh. 
    2) I do not appreciate the slight of my favorite veggies.  The rest of America is just behind the times on what veggies taste the best.  

    I thought the slaw was delicious, btw.  

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