Asian Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
This easy recipe for Asian Shaved Brussel Sprout Salad is a great way to enjoy raw brussels sprouts in a crunchy slaw that is great with chicken or served alongside a sandwich. Great for anyone who is eating Whole30 compliant or on a vegan diet.
Believe it or not, raw brussels sprouts taste great when they’re all dressed up!
They especially taste delicious tossed in a homemade healthy Asian marinade made with fresh squeezed orange juice, coconut aminos and sesame oil.
🥗Ingredients For Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Shaved Brussels Sprouts: You can shave them yourself OR you can purchase them already shaved at some grocery stores in the bagged produce section by the salads.
Matchstick Carrots: Adds a slightly sweet crunch to your salad.
Cilantro: This fresh herb ties all the salad ingredients together.
Green Onion: Adds an onion flavor without it being overpowering.
Avocado or Olive Oil: This is the base for the dressing.
Sesame Oil: A popular flavor in Asian foods.
Coconut Aminos: Give a salty umami flavor you’d find without having to consume soy sauce.
Apple Cider Vinegar: Adds a slightly acidic compliment to the dressing.
Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice: Adds a pop of fresh flavor and sweetness.
Toasted Sesame Seeds: Used for garnishing your salad.
📖How To Make Asian Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
1️⃣ In a medium sized bowl, whisk together avocado oil, sesame oil, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar until fully combined. This can also be whizzed up in a blender.
2️⃣ In a large bowl, add shaved brussels sprouts, carrots, cilantro and chopped green onion and toss together until evenly combined.
3️⃣ Pour the dressing onto the salad mixture and toss until everything is coated.
4️⃣ Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge before tossing again and serving with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds on top.
👩🏻🍳Chef’s Tips and FAQ
Yes! But it is recommended that they are shaved in order to digest better. It also helps to have the dressing or marinade sit for 30 minutes to soften the fibers in the sprouts in order to break them down a bit and so they are less bitter.
Typically they are shaved using a basic mandolin. If you don’t have one, you can cut the brussel sprout in half and cut small strips widthwise until you reach the base. Make sure you are using a really sharp knife safely to do this.
Yes! Most food processors have attachments that will allow you to shave brussel sprouts fast and easy.
More Healthy Vegetable Recipes
- Air Fryer Brussel Sprouts (from frozen)
- Easy Grilled Zucchini
- Purple Cabbage Steaks
- Whole30 Classic Coleslaw
- Air Fryer Cabbage
Asian Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
- 12 oz Shaved Brussels Sprouts
- 3 oz Fresh Squeezed Orange Juice
- 2 tbsp Sesame Oil
- 2 tbsp Avocado or Olive Oil
- 2 tbsp Coconut Aminos
- 1 tbsp Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ cup Matchstick Carrots
- ¼ cup Green Onion chopped
- ¼ cup Cilantro chopped
- 1 tbsp Toasted Sesame Seeds for garnish
- In a medium sized bowl, whisk together avocado oil, orange juice, sesame oil, coconut aminos, and apple cider vinegar until fully combined. This can also be whizzed up in a blender.
- In a large bowl, add shaved brussels sprouts, carrots, cilantro and chopped green onion and toss together until evenly combined.
- Pour the dressing onto the salad mixture and toss until everything is coated.
- Let sit for 30 minutes in the fridge before tossing again and serving with a sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds on top.
The instructions leave out where to put the orange juice. In the dressing I assume?
Yes, exactly! I just fixed it. Thank you! -Krista (Team Thyme & JOY)
Really enjoyed this! I’m on a vegan diet and added a bit of fresh avocado for a nice light dinner.