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Citrusy Brussels Sprouts Salad is a great change of pace from all the lettuce-based salads you’ve been having lately. This salad features raw Brussels sprouts with oranges and a fresh green onion and citrusy vinaigrette that complements the sprouts.
Many stores (Trader Joes is one example) carry carry pre-packaged shaved brussels sprouts, making this salad a good choice for a quick lunch or dinner.
This recipe calls for ground coriander, which may be a new spice to you. Coriander comes from the seeds of the coriander plant (Coriandrum sativum), which is a member of the parsley family. The leaves of the coriander plant are commonly called cilantro, which comes from the Spanish word for coriander. Coriander complements this salad nicely by providing a warm, nutty, citrusy element. There’s no really good substitute, but you can find coriander inexpensively in dollar stores and big box stores. It’s a good addition to your spice rack!
Citrusy Brussels Sprouts Salad
Adapted from: a recipe from BH&G
- 4 green onions, chopped
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tbs white wine vinegar
- 1 tbs honey
- 1 tsp ground coriander
- 16 oz. Brussels sprouts; ends trimmed and very thinly sliced
- 2 oranges, peeled and sectioned OR 3/4 cup mandarin oranges (canned in juice, not syrup)
- 1/3 cup cashew pieces (pieces are less expensive than whole cashews)
- 1/4 tsp kosher salt
- To make dressing: In a blender or food processor, add 1/2 of the green onions, oil, lemon juice, vinegar, honey and coriander. Blend/process until smooth; set aside.
- In an large bowl combine the Brussels sprouts and the remaining green onions. Pour the dressing over the mixture; toss gently to coat. Add the orange sections, cashews, and sprinkle with salt; toss gently to combine. Serve at room temperature; refrigerate any leftovers.
- Can’t find packaged shaved sprouts? You can use 5 cups of shredded napa cabbage instead.
- Not crazy about oranges or cashews? Substitute dried cherries/cranberries or slivered almonds.
- This salad keeps well in the refrigerator, making it a good choice for weekly meal prep.
Photograph via BH&G