Crisp and crunchy, this delicious and healthy Apple and Brussels Sprouts Slaw recipe is tossed in an apple cider vinaigrette and is loaded with flavor. The sweet and spicy combination of diced apples, carrots, celery, onions, and radishes complement the Brussels sprouts and make this Brussels sprouts recipe the perfect side to any BBQ. For additional crunch, I leave the carrots and apples in larger pieces, I think it’s a little more visually appealing as well.
Ridiculously healthy, I love Brussels sprouts and when I looked at the nutritional information of each of the ingredients, I was pretty amazed by the huge amount of vitamin C, calcium, fiber and antioxidants, just to name a few. This is by far the healthiest recipe I’ve made on the blog so far, and what better way to kick start the New Year than with a healthy recipe with ingredients that are readily available, year-round.
This recipe is very flexible and substitution or addition of ingredients is no problem. Toasted nuts such as almonds, pecans or salted sunflower seeds add a great crunch. For a little sweetness, dried cranberries or apricots would be nice as well. If you don’t mind meat, bacon bits would be a tasty addition, but it does take it in a totally different direction.
Here is my Apple and Brussels Sprout Coleslaw Recipe:
- 1 ½ Pound Brussels Sprouts, shredded
- 3 Carrots, sliced thinly
- 2 Apples, diced
- 3 Celery Stalks, diced
- 1 Red Onion, halved and sliced
- 8 Radishes, sliced thinly
- 1 Lemon, zest, and juice
- ½ Cup Apple Cider Vinegar
- ½ Cup Olive Oil
- 3 Tablespoon Honey
- 1/3 Cup Coarse Ground Mustard
- 3 Teaspoon Salt
- 1 Teaspoon Black Pepper
- 1 Teaspoon Celery Seeds
-In a large bowl, zest, and juice the lemon. Dice the apple and toss to coat
-Add all the other fruits and veggies
-In a separate bowl, combine all the ingredients for the dressing, whisk well
-Pour the dressing over the slaw and toss to coat well
-Refrigerate until ready to serve