Crunchy Apple and Brussels Sprout Salad

September 19, 2016

Author Notes: Crunchy apples and Brussels sprouts combine with dried cranberries, cheddar, and shallots in this tasty salad topped with a bright citrus dressing.tasty seasons

Serves: 8



  • 16 ounces Brussels sprouts
  • 8 ounces cooked, shredded chicken
  • 2 crisp, tart apples, diced (such as Macoun, Honeycrisp, or Granny Smith)
  • 3 ounces dried cranberries
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced then diced
  • 2 ounces pecans, toasted and broken into pieces
  • 2 ounces extra sharp cheddar cheese, coarsely grated
  • Zest from half an orange (optional)


  • Juice from 1 grapefruit
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 2 ounces extra virgin olive oil
In This Recipe



  1. Rinse the Brussels sprouts. Cut off the ends and remove any damaged leaves. If you have a food processor, set it up with the slicer blade and enjoy the pure joy of dropping the sprouts down the shoot. If you don't have a food processor, thinly slice the sprouts (a sharp knife or mandolin works well). Once the Brussels sprouts are all sliced, give them a good bath in a salad spinner or large bowl to get all the trapped grit out. Spin or drain and pat them dry.
  2. Combine all of the salad ingredients in a large bowl. Top with dressing and toss to coat.


  1. Combine all of the dressing ingredients in a jar and shake to combine. Taste and adjust as necessary.

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