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Shredded Brussel Sprouts Slaw with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

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This shredded Brussel sprouts recipe uses thinly sliced raw Brussels sprouts, cabbage, small pieces of apple, chopped pecans, and maple mustard dressing for added sweetness. This slaw is the perfect side dish for a dinner party, BBQ, or just a weeknight dinner.

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Shredded Brussel Sprouts Recipe

You’re going to love this Brussels sprout salad—it’s seriously delicious! Picture this: crunchy shredded sprouts tossed in a vinaigrette with sweet flavor and just the right amount of zing. It’s the perfect side dish with a combo of flavors and textures, and it’s totally vegan, so everyone can enjoy it guilt-free.

Trust me, it’s gonna be one of your favorite side dishes. It’s a great side dish for holiday meals, a Thanksgiving side dish, or serve it with baked sweet potatoes and have a light main dish on its own!

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Reader Review of this Shredded Brussel Sprouts Recipe

“Loved this slaw recipe! Super healthy, delicious, and original!” – Tavo

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When I weighed nearly 300 lbs, I thought KFC’s coleslaw was a healthy choice. Now I realize that one cup has 17 grams of fat, including some trans fat. It also has 26 grams of sugar—that’s 6.5 teaspoons of sugar per cup! Yikes!

You can make your own slaw and still keep it sweet, crunchy, and delicious. The flavor combinations of apples and pecans in this slaw help provide that sweetness and crunch that satisfies. So delish!

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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Why This is the Best Shredded Brussel Sprouts Recipe

  • Bold Flavor Profile: Shredded Brussels sprouts slaw offers a unique and robust flavor profile that’s both savory and slightly sweet, making it a delightful addition to any meal. The combination of crunchy shredded Brussels sprouts with tangy dressing and complementary ingredients creates a dish bursting with flavor.
  • Versatility: This slaw can be customized to suit various tastes and preferences, allowing for endless creativity in the kitchen. Whether you prefer a classic slaw with carrots and cabbage or want to experiment with additional ingredients like apples, nuts, or dried cranberries, shredded Brussels sprouts slaw provides a versatile base that pairs well with a wide range of flavors.
  • Nutritional Benefits: Packed with vitamins, minerals, and fiber, shredded Brussels sprouts slaw offers numerous health benefits. Brussels sprouts are rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds, making them a nutritious addition to any meal. Incorporating this slaw into your diet provides a delicious way to boost your intake of essential nutrients and support overall well-being.

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The full recipe card includes ingredient quantities, full step-by-step instructions, and nutritional information below. To whip up this easy recipe, you’ll need:

  • 1 dozen Brussels Sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil, optional
  • salt & pepper to taste

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How to Make Shredded Brussel Sprouts Slaw

You can follow these simple steps for this Shredded Brussel Sprouts Recipe:

Clean and Prepare Brussels sprouts: Clean and rinse them under cold running water to remove dirt or debris. Next, with a sharp knife, trim off the tough stem end of each sprout and discard any outer leaves that are yellowed or wilted. You can soak the Brussels sprouts in a bowl of cold water for a few minutes to help remove stubborn dirt or insects hiding in the layers. After cleaning, pat the Brussels sprouts dry with a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to remove excess moisture before cooking. 

Toast pecans: Preheat the oven to 350. Arrange the pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast the pecans 6-10 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.

Shred sprouts and cabbage: The easiest way to shred the sprouts and cabbage is to use a food processor with a slicer attachment or shredder blade. Cut sprouts in half and cut cabbage into small wedges. Place sprouts in the food processor fitted with the shredder attachment and pulse until finely shredded. Repeat the process with the cabbage wedges. 

Chop vegetables: chop apple and carrot and slice green onions.

Make Vinaigrette: In a mixing bowl, whisk together mustard, maple syrup, vinegar, olive oil, coarse kosher salt, and black pepper. 

Toss together: In a large bowl, toss together Brussels sprouts, cabbage, green onions, carrot, and apple. Drizzle dressing over slaw and toss. Top the entire bowl with toasted pecans, and enjoy!

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You could use 1 pounds of Brussels sprouts and omit the cabbage. You could also use pre-shredded brussels sprouts instead of shredding your own.

You could substitute balsamic vinegar for apple cider vinegar if you want a little more sweetness.

You could substitute avocado oil for the olive oil.


Are Brussels Sprouts Good For You?

Brussels Sprouts are high in fiber, vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, making them a great addition to your diet. Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C. A one-cup serving of cooked Brussels sprouts provides over 100% of the recommended daily intake of vitamin C for adults. They may also help reduce the risk of cancer, decrease inflammation, and improve blood sugar control. Want to know the ten ways Brussels Sprouts benefit your health?  Click HERE

Are Brussel Sprouts Low Carb?

Yes, Brussels sprouts are considered low in carbohydrates. They are a nutrient-dense vegetable that contains about 8 grams of carbohydrates per cup, with approximately half of those coming from fiber, making them a good choice for low-carb diets.

This Shredded Brussels Sprouts Recipe is perfect if you’re on a low calorie diet. It has only 132 calories per serving! It’s loaded with fiber, vitamins K and C, and iron. I enjoy serving a big portion along with a Porcini Pecan Vegan Burger; they make the perfect potluck duo. You and your guests will love it!

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Is it Safe to Eat Raw Brussel Sprouts? Are Brussel Sprout Leaves Edible?

Yes, it is safe to eat raw Brussels sprouts, although some people may find them more palatable when cooked. Raw Brussels sprout leaves have a crunchy texture and a slightly bitter flavor, which can be appealing to some individuals, especially when thinly sliced or shredded and used in salads or slaws. However, keep in mind that raw Brussels sprouts may be more difficult to digest than cooked ones, so consuming them in moderation is recommended, especially for individuals with sensitive digestive systems. Additionally, be sure to wash raw Brussels sprouts thoroughly before eating to remove any dirt or debris.

How Long Do Brussel Sprouts Last?

Brussels sprouts can last for about 1 to 2 weeks when stored properly in the refrigerator. The best way to maximize their freshness and shelf life is to place unwashed Brussels sprouts in a loosely sealed plastic bag in the vegetable crisper drawer. Avoid washing them before storing, as moisture can promote spoilage. Check them periodically for any signs of wilting or discoloration, and discard any Brussels sprouts that appear spoiled or have a strong odor. If you have leftover cooked Brussels sprouts, store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator and consume them within 3 to 4 days for the best quality.

For more information regarding proper food storage, go to https://www.foodsafety.gov/

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Shredded Brussel Sprouts Slaw with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette

This shredded Brussel sprouts recipe uses thinly sliced raw Brussels sprouts, cabbage, small pieces of apple, chopped pecans, and maple mustard dressing for added sweetness. This slaw is the perfect side dish for a dinner party, BBQ, or just a weeknight dinner.
Course Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Diet Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword shredded brussel sprouts recipe, shredded brussels sprout salad
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 servings
Calories 132kcal
Author Cindy Newland with Intentionally Eat


  • 1 dozen Brussels Sprouts, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup cabbage, thinly sliced
  • 3 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 apple, diced
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/4 cup pecans, toasted and chopped
  • 2 Tbsp mustard
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbsp olive oil optional
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat oven 350. Arrange pecans in a single layer on a baking sheet. Toast pecans 6-10 minutes until golden brown. Set aside to cool.
  • In a large bowl, toss together cleaned brussels sprouts, cabbage, green onions, carrot, and apple. Set aside.
  • In a mixing bowl, whisk together mustard, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Drizzle over slaw and toss.
  • Top slaw with toasted pecans and enjoy!


Nutritional Information is only an estimate. The accuracy of this recipe may differ depending on the ingredients you use.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 132kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Fiber: 4g

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  1. 5 stars
    This sounds delicious! I need to lose about 10 kg, and it so hard! Same with you, I thought the KFC salad is a healthy choice, after reading this I consider making my salad cause I can control the calories of my salad better.

  2. Maybe this will be the recipe that gets my family to like Brussel sprouts. The dish looks amazing and we are trying to moving more towards veggies. I will give this a try!

  3. Nnnnniiiiccceeeeeee….I haven’t done such a dish before. It’s now on my radar, thanks to you!

  4. I need to jump up to reading the Brussels benefit! I didn’t know about the KFC Coleslaw too. Glad I was able to read this post. Thanks for the information and yeah, I will try to make your recipe too.

  5. 5 stars
    Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette sounds like a great meal! I can’t wait to make it on weekends. So healthy and yummy!

  6. Wow! This looks really delicious and colorful. It is just the perfect side to make meal time fun. Thank you for sharing the recipe. Will try this next time. 🙂

  7. 5 stars
    This salad looks delicious! I agree, no matter how fast food chain like KFC promotes healthy food and including salad, still not that healthy coz of the other ingredients they used (to cut the costs, of course).

  8. 5 stars
    I love everything about this slaw from the brussels sprouts to the maple mustard vinaigrette. It’s soo perfect together!

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