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Brussel Sprout Slaw

Brussel Sprout Slaw

Now that it is summer we are diving into the salad world head first! But since the heat is creeping up we want to make salads that are light, nourishing and refreshing. Today, we are taking an old-time classic, giving it a twist and making a delicious zesty Brussels sprout slaw we can put together in less than 20 minutes.

Coleslaw is well known by most of us. This salad is made with finely shredded cabbage seasoned with a creamy dressing. Even tough is super tasty and it lands in the comforting food arena I decided I wanted to make a few changes to have other slaw options during this hot scorching summer. 

Instead of making our salad with cabbage I decided to use Brussel sprouts instead. The taste of this Brussel sprout salad is completely different from your typical coleslaw. Unlike cabbage, Brussel sprouts have a very strong flavour, a bit charred and somewhat nutty. But it's incredibly delicious and different from anything you've had before. 

Brussel Sprout Slaw ingredients

I love Brussel sprouts, they are super healthy but more so because they are really tasty. You do have to know how to cook them. Otherwise, you end up with a very bitter taste that is the reason why a lot of people don't like them. The key is to sauté them just enough, 4 or 5 minutes will do. You want them to be slightly soft but still look bright green.

Aside from the Brussels we also have apples in our Brussel sprout slaw. The apple will add a bit of a sweet touch, which will bring down the strong taste from the Brussels and it will add a nice crunch to the mix. Both ingredients balance each other out so nicely, I love eating them together! 

I also threw in there some pumpkin seeds. They are salty, crunchy and fun to eat. And they are an absolute powerhouse of nutrients, especially considering how tiny they are. Pumpkin seeds come with a bunch of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, unsaturated fats and are a great source of plant-based protein. 

Brussel Sprout Slaw chopped ingredients

Slaw is usually made with mayonnaise, this makes it a bit heavy. Since I was after a light and refreshing salad I decided to leave it out. And there's already so much flavour in this Brussel sprout slaw so I decided to go with a very simple dressing instead. 

Olive oil, lemon juice, sea salt and a dash of black pepper will bring all the other ingredients together without being too overpowering. We want the taste of the Brussel sprouts and the apple to really shine in this recipe. 

These very few ingredients are enough to make the most amazing Brussel sprout slaw you've ever had. It comes out very nurturing and flavourful. It is perfect as a side dish or as a little refreshing snack throughout the day. And if you are in need of a delicious recipe for your next barbecue or picnic, this Brussel sprout slaw will not let you down! 

Brussel Sprout Slaw big bowl

Prep time
15 minutes
Total time
Category: Lunch, Dinner
Serves: 2


  • 2 medium apple (thinly sliced)
  • 2 dashes black pepper (ground)
  • 1 lb brussel sprouts (cleaned and thinly sliced)
  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 cup roasted pumpkin seeds
  • ½ tsp sea salt


  1. Sprinkle the apple slices with lemon juice to avoid that they turn brown.
  2. Use a skillet and heat up the olive oil ,add the sliced brussels sprouts and sautee them while stirring frequently, for about 4 to 5 minutes, until slightly soft but still bright green.
  3. Add salt and pepper after during the cooking process and let the sautéed brussels sprouts cool down before you mix them with the rest of the ingredients.
  4. Adjust taste before serving, enjoy!

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