Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad with Parmesan

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This crunchy sweet salad is perfectly balanced with salty Parmesan cheese for a satisfying bite. Serve this up with your favorite protein or have it as a side salad this Autumn – it’s a great way to use up those apple picking apples! 

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad with Parmesan

I’m always looking for good salads to serve as a side with a protein and in the Autumn season, I eat brussels sprouts almost daily! I kind of overdo it and then come the spring time, I say goodbye to brussels until October. Well, it’s basically October, and here we are with a new salad recipe featuring brussels sprouts!

What really seals the deal here is the salty Parmesan cheese. It balances perfectly with the sweet spiralized apples and slightly sweet dressing.

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And if you’re thinking, “raw brussels sprouts?!” have no fear, because they soften with the dressing, so feel free to leave this meal prep this salad in the fridge and enjoy later – I’d give it 2-3 days only, because the apples will get soggy and brown.

Every bite has a little bit of apple, thanks to the spiralized pieces that get tossed together.

Tonight, I’ll be serving this salad with carnitas – pork goes so well with apples, so I’m excited to combine the two. I’ll report back on Instagram.

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Nutritional Information & Recipe

Serves 4

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad with Parmesan

15 minPrep Time

15 minTotal Time

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  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2.5 teaspoons honey
  • salt and pepper
  • 4 cups shredded brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium apple, Blade D
  • 1/4 cup chopped raw almonds (for extra flavor, toast these first)
  • 1/3 cup shaved Parmesan


  1. In a large bowl, whisk together the olive oil, apple cider vinegar, honey, and season with salt and pepper. Add the brussels sprouts and apples and toss well. Let sit in the refrigerator for at least 15-20 minutes and then take out and fold in the almonds and half of the Parmesan cheese. Transfer to a serving bowl or plate and top with remaining Parmesan.

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Allison says:
This looks perfect for the fall! And such a beautiful, easy dish to throw together for entertaining at the last minute. This may be a silly question, but do you "shred" the brussels sprouts by chopping them finely with a knife? Or using a box grater? I love shredded brussels (especially raw) butknife-chopping them finely slows me down! Thanks for sharing such a lovely recipe!
Meaghan says:
Hi Allison! You could buy pre-chopped to save time.
Ali Maffucci says:
Yes, I use a knife to shred them finely - a sharp Chef's knife. Or, as Meaghan mentioned, you can simply buy pre-shredded!
Amber H says:
I love brussels sprouts in salads! They can be a little tricky to shred with a knife but it works, I may try to do it in my food processor next time. Looks delicious, I'll make this very soon!
Meaghan says:
Yes!! Let us know how it comes out. Sometimes you can even purchase pre-shredded brussels.
Kelly S says:
Thanks for writing this blog, really tasty recipes! By the way I had some weight problems before but this Keto diet really changed my life, sharing is caring:
Meaghan says:
We're so happy that you are doing well and finding success! Keep it up!
Ann says:
Wow! This surprising combo is just what I need. I believe that the taste of this salad is just phenomenal. All of the ingredients really work together. My husband and I eat brussels sprouts on a regular basis, so I have a hunch we’re gonna love this. Thank you so much for inspiring me and all of your useful tips. I’m sure they’ll help me and your readers a lot. I’m so eager to give this salad a try (probably tomorrow). Gonna follow the recipe precisely. P.S. I’d be grateful if you’d share with me a few similar recipes for nice salads. Can I find anything like this on your blog?
Meaghan says:
We're so happy you enjoyed this dish so much, Ann! Here's a great search to get you started:
Martha says:
This is a wonderful salad! We enjoyed it with grilled salmon and it was perfect! I love brussel sprouts but had never made a salad out of them - great idea!

Meaghan says:
This looks incredible! You did an amazing job! Thank you so much for sharing and for uploading your photo!

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