Crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprout Salad

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Let’s dive into this crispy air fryer Brussels sprout salad with a creamy maple dressing—a perfect fall dish waiting to delight your taste buds!

Imagine crispy Brussels sprouts straight from the air fryer, mingling with plump raisins, and drizzled with a luscious maple dijon dressing. That’s the magic of this crispy air fryer Brussels sprout salad—a quintessential side dish for the fall season. The air fryer works its wonders, giving those sprouts that irresistible crunch, while the creamy maple dijon dressing takes it to a whole new level of yum!

In the fall, cooking Brussels sprouts is like a ritual, especially when they turn out extra crispy and get tossed with almonds, raisins, and the most incredible maple dijon dressing.

So, how do you whip up this delightful side dish? It’s simple! Let the air fryer work its magic. Crisp up your Brussels sprouts until golden, then create a cozy nest of foil to toast those almonds. Toss everything together—golden raisins, parmesan, and that amazing maple dijon dressing—for a salad that’s sure to steal the show.

Our number one goal when crafting this recipe? Achieving CRISPY Brussels sprouts. And thanks to the air fryer, we nailed it! Plus, we wanted to keep things easy-peasy—hence why everything comes together in one dish, the air fryer. That’s why we created a little foil boat for those almonds.

Crispy Air Fryer Brussel Sprout Salad

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Course Side Dish
Servings 6


  • ½ red onion minced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or rice vinegar
  • ¾ teaspoon sea salt divided
  • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts sliced lengthwise and chopped, keeping the stump intact
  • 2 tablespoons avocado oil
  • ½ cup slivered almonds
  • 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon flaky sea salt
  • cup golden raisins
  • ¼ cup freshly grated parmesan cheese

Maple Dijon Dressing:

  • 1.5 tablespoons maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon mayo
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper


  • Preheat the air fryer to 400ºF and coat the basket with 1 teaspoon of avocado oil.
  • Mix the red onion with vinegar and ¼ teaspoon of salt in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Toss Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons of avocado oil and ½ teaspoon of salt. Air fry until crispy.
  • Air fry almonds with maple syrup, poppy seeds, and flaky sea salt until golden.
  • Combine Brussels sprouts, raisins, onions (plus vinegar), and almonds in a bowl.
  • Shake all dressing ingredients in a mason jar until combined. Pour over the salad and toss.
  • Top with parmesan cheese and enjoy!


  • Almond cooking time may vary with different air fryers.
  • Substitute red onion with white onion or chopped green onions.

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