Brussels Sprout Salad with Apples, Walnuts & Parmesan
This sweet and tangy Brussels sprout salad is best prepared ahead of time, making it ideal for a buffet.
- 1-1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, shredded
- 1 large tart-sweet red apple, such as Honey Crisp, cored and chopped (no need to peel)
- 3 tablespoons minced shallots, from 1 large shallot
- 4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 6 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
- 3 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 3/4 cup walnuts, toasted if desired (see note) and coarsely chopped
- 3/4 cup thinly sliced and crumbled Parmigiano-Reggiano
- In a large bowl, combine the shredded Brussels sprouts, apples, shallots, olive oil, vegetable oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, salt, and pepper; toss well. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes and up to 4 hours to allow the sprouts to soften and the flavors to marry.
- When ready to serve, toss the walnuts and Parmigiano-Reggiano with the salad. Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary, then serve. Leftovers keep well in the refrigerator for 1 or 2 days but keep in mind that the flavors will dull the longer the salad sits; add a little more cider vinegar and vegetable oil to perk it up.
- Note: Toasting the walnuts isn't essential, but it brings out their flavor and makes them crunchier. To toast them, preheat the oven to 350°F and set an oven rack in the middle position. Arrange the walnuts in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake, checking frequently, until lightly toasted and fragrant, 6 to 10 minutes. Transfer immediately to a plate and let cool.
- Per serving (8 servings)
- Calories: 261
- Fat: 19 g
- Saturated fat: 3 g
- Carbohydrates: 19 g
- Sugar: 12 g
- Fiber: 4 g
- Protein: 7 g
- Sodium: 379 mg
- Cholesterol: 7 mg
Gluten-Free Adaptable Note
To the best of my knowledge, all of the ingredients used in this recipe are gluten-free or widely available in gluten-free versions. There is hidden gluten in many foods; if you're following a gluten-free diet or cooking for someone with gluten allergies, always read the labels of your ingredients to verify that they are gluten-free.