Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Feta & Dried Cranberries

This salad is perfect as a side dish or a light lunch! Make it a filling meal with rotisserie or grilled chicken.


Quick & Easy Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

My favorite way to eat these miniature cabbages is shaved into a salad! There’s no cooking required and this crisp salad is just as good leftover because the sprouts don’t get soggy like lettuce. 

Brussels Sprouts are a nutritious and delicious way to incorporate more greens into your diet. They’re packed with fiber, vitamins, and minerals, making them an excellent healthy and low carb addition to any meal. They may not have the best reputation, but if prepared properly they are super tasty! They’re probably my favorite vegetable.

This easy side dish pairs well with just about any meal! It's super yummy yet a healthy and clean eating option your entire family will love. It's pairs especially well with chicken! I also make it often as a quick and easy light lunch.

The Brussels sprouts give this delicious salad a super crunchy texture, while the dried cranberries add a touch of sweetness. The toasted pine nuts and feta cheese add a nutty flavor that complements the olive oil and lemon dressing. The combination of ingredients creates a delicious and satisfying salad that you’ll want to make again and again!

Want to easily make this into a complete meal? Add rotisserie chicken! 

Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad with a lemon olive oil dressing, feta cheese, pine nuts and dried cranberries. A delicious and healthy side dish!

This is one of my favorite quick lunches but can also be served for dinner with just about any protein including chicken, steak, bbq, or fish. The best thing about this salad is that it’s made with a clean-eating homemade dressing including ingredients I always have on hand: olive oil and lemon juice. If you want to sweeten it up add a dash of honey or maple syrup!

How to make the best shaved Brussels sprouts salad! This clean eating vegetable side dish is my favorite to serve with both chicken and steak.

This salad is super versatile! Here’s how to change it up to suit your personal preferences.

A good salad has a variety of textures and balanced flavors: crunchy, creamy, sweet and salty. The combination of all of these is key to making the perfect salad.

  • Toasted Nuts: Use your favorite toasted nuts for this salad including pine nuts, slivered almonds, pecans, walnuts, sunflower seeds or even pumpkin seeds.
  • Cheese: The cheese is a must because it adds the creamy saltiness. I like feta for this particular salad but choose your favorite! Shredded parmesan, goat cheese, blue cheese or white cheddar. 
  • Something Sweet: For this salad, the dried cranberries add a touch of sweetness but you could also include raisins, strawberries, diced apples, candied pecans, or add a little bit of sweetener into your salad dressing like honey or maple syrup. 
  • Something Crunchy: The Brussels sprouts and nuts provide all the crunch you need, but you could also toss in some shredded carrots, kale, chopped broccoli, or any leafy lettuce. 
  • Protein: To make this salad a complete meal try adding rotisserie or grilled chicken. Bacon or boiled eggs are a yummy choice, too!
  • What else pairs well with this salad? Avocado, pomegranate seeds, brown rice, sweet potato, beets, etc. 

Delicious Homemade Brussels Sprouts salad with a quick and easy salad dressing! Toss it with your favorite salad ingredients including toasted nuts, cheese, fruit and more!

This amazing salad is wonderful served for just about any occasion, but I especially like it for family gatherings and potlucks. The Brussels sprouts don’t get soggy, so it remains fresh and crisp for a lot longer than a traditional salad, even if it’s sitting on the counter for hours. 

But Wait! How Do I Shave Brussels Sprouts?

  1. Clean and rinse the Brussels sprouts and then cut off the stems. Peel away any brown or damaged outer leaves and discard them.
  2. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half: Hold each Brussels sprout by the stem end and slice it in half from top to bottom.
  3. With the cut side facing down, thinly slice the Brussels sprouts using a sharp knife. Alternatively, you can use a mandoline or food processor with a slicing attachment to shave them into thin, even slices.
  4. Use your fingers to separate the shavings and remove any large or tough pieces that remain intact.

This shredded Brussels sprouts salad is my absolute favorite healthy side dish! It's tossed with a fresh homemade dressing, a toasted pine nuts, cheese and sweet dried cranberries.

The Best Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Are you looking for healthy side dishes for dinner? This yummy Brussels sprouts salad complements just about any meal! It's also wonderful as a quick and light lunch with rotisserie chicken. The salad dressing is made with just 2 clean eating ingredients including olive oil and lemon. Toss in your favorite cheese, nuts, and dried cranberries for the ultimate combination of balanced flavors and textures.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: clean eating, cold, healthy, quick lunch, salad, side dish, vegetables, vegetarian
Servings: 4 side dishes


  • 4 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 cup toasted pine nuts (or nut of choice)
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese crumbles
  • salt & pepper to taste (optional)


  • Thinly slice the Brussels sprouts with a sharp knife, or mandoline if you have one. A food processor with a blade attachment also works!
  • Place the shaved Brussels sprouts into a medium size bowl and toss with the olive oil and lemon juice.
  • Toss in the rest of the ingredients and allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes. Do a taste test to see if you'd prefer to drizzle on a little extra olive oil, and perhaps a pinch of salt & pepper.


  • Do you want to sweeten this salad up a bit? Drizzle in a little bit of honey or maple syrup (not pancake syrup).
  • Choose your favorite cheese! Parmesan cheese, goat cheese, blue cheese and white cheddar are also popular options for a Brussels sprouts salad.
  • Just about any toasted nut pairs well with this salad including pecans, slivered almonds, walnuts, sunflower seeds or pumpkin seeds. Want to really delight your senses? Try candied pecans. 
  • What else could you toss in a Brussels sprouts salad? Diced apples, strawberries, raisins, avocado, beets, pomegranate seeds, butternut squash, shredded carrots, kale or any leafy lettuce.
  • Want to make a complete meal? Serve this yummy salad with rotisserie chicken, grilled chicken, bacon or boiled eggs. 


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    The Best Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad made with a healthy homemade dressing that includes just olive oil and lemon juice! A quick and easy side dish for dinner, or even light lunch with rotisserie chicken. It's fast to throw together with simple ingredients including toasted nuts, dried cranberries and feta cheese. Serve it with your favorite meal! No cooking required, everything comes together in less than 15 minutes.

    Are you trying to find healthy side dish recipes for dinner? Your entire family is going to love this fresh and healthy Brussels Sprouts salad. It's quick and easy to make with simple ingredients, and pairs well with just about any meal including chicken, steak, bbq, or seafood. It's perfect for potlucks and family gatherings!Serve this yummy Shaved Brussels Sprouts salad at your next family gathering! It's wonderful with just about any meal and it doesn't get soggy like most salads. The dressing I super easy to make with olive oil and lemon juice. Then just toss in your favorite cheese, toasted nuts, and something sweet like dried cranberries. A super versatile recipe!Are you looking for potluck side dish ideas? This Brussels sprouts salad stays crisp and fresh for hours! It's effortless to make with just a handful of ingredients and is always a crowd pleaser. I make the dressing with just extra virgin olive oil and lemon juice and it's surprisingly delicious. A healthy option, too!


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