Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Pomegranate And Candied Pecans

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Introducing my all-time FAVORITE holiday salad – the Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with pomegranate, apple, dried cranberries, candied pecans, shaved parmesan, and a dreamy creamy lemon Dijon vinaigrette! Trust me, it’s a burst of flavors and textures that scream holidays in the best way possible.

This salad is a holiday game-changer, hitting all the right notes of refreshing, tart, sweet, and salty. Plus, here’s the best part – you can prepare it in advance! In fact, it gets even tastier after chilling in the fridge for 12-24 hours, allowing those Brussels sprouts to soak up all that deliciousness.

When it comes to shredding those Brussels sprouts, you’ve got options! Whether you wield a food processor, a mandoline, a skillful knife, or take the easy route and grab pre-shredded sprouts from the store, the key is to go for a fine shred to avoid any unwelcome surprises.

This Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with pomegranate, candied pecans, and a zesty lemon Dijon vinaigrette took the social media world by storm, and rightfully so – it’s the ultimate holiday salad! Simple to whip up, friendly for prep ahead of time, and a symphony of diverse flavors and textures.

Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad With Pomegranate And Candied Pecans

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Course Salad
Servings 8


  • 12 ounces Brussels sprouts finely shredded, stems removed
  • 1 ½ cups pomegranate seeds
  • 1 ½ cups diced honeycrisp apple
  • 1 cup candied pecans recipe below or toasted pecans
  • ¾ cup dried cranberries
  • ¾ cup shaved parmesan


  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 ½ tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup or honey
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper

**Candied Pecans:**

  • 2 cups chopped pecans
  • cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • ¼-½ teaspoon cayenne
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¾ tsp salt
  • 1 ½ tbsp water


**Candied Pecans:**

  • – Mix everything but the pecans in a saucepan over medium heat for 1 min.
  • – Add pecans and stir well, cooking for 3-5 minutes until the glaze thickens.
  • – Transfer to parchment paper to cool completely. Use half in the salad and save the rest for snacking!


  • – Shred Brussels sprouts finely using a food processor, mandoline, knife, or pre-shredded from the store.
  • – Combine shredded sprouts with pomegranate, apple, pecans, cranberries, and parmesan in a bowl.
  • – Whisk together dressing ingredients, pour over the salad, and toss.
  • – Let the salad sit for about 30 minutes before serving for that perfect texture. Serve with extra parmesan, pomegranate, and pecans.


  • Not a Brussels fan? Sub with shredded cabbage or finely chopped kale.
  • Make it ahead: Tastes even better when prepared up to 24 hours in advance. Add nuts just before serving to keep them super crunchy.
  • Bonus tip: Add crispy bacon for an extra flavor kick!
Keep leftovers in the fridge for up to 4 days, but be mindful – it might get a bit soggier the longer it sits. Enjoy the holiday goodness!

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