Easy & Tasty Zero Waste Recipe: Brussels Sprout Salad with Dijon Dressing

2 min readNov 1, 2022


Brussels Sprout Salad
  • Prep Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 15 min
  • Serves: 6people

Why is it delicious?

Brussels Sprouts are nutrient-dense and oftentimes looked passed when thinking of a base for a salad. Brussels sprouts are also easy to find at the farmer’s market and are usually inexpensive! With that, this salad is perfect for your next big get-together. Add some sliced nuts of your choice and top with some cranberries and homemade Dijon dressing.

Why is it Zero Food Waste?

Brussels sprouts are often sold in bulk using zero-plastic packaging. So grab a reusable tote and pick up fresh sprouts from the market to make this delicious dish.

Food storage tip

The fridge is the best place to store brussels sprouts.

Brussels sprouts that are still on the stalk will stay fresh longer than those sold individually.



  • 1lb Brussels Sprouts
  • 1 honey crisp apple
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/2 cup pecans or almonds
  • 1/3 cup shredded parmesan cheese
  • salt to taste


  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • ¼ teaspoon sea salt
  • ⅛ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ⅓ cup olive oil, (5–6 tbsp)


  1. First, cut off the ends of the sprouts and any browning outer leaves. Shred them in a food processor using the slicing blade or slice them as thinly as possible using a sharp knife. Set aside in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small separate bowl, combine the vinegar and Dijon mustard, season with salt and pepper, and add garlic and onion powders. Whisk everything together.
  3. Next whisk in honey. Now slowly drizzle in the olive oil while whisking the ingredients together. Continue whisking until well incorporated. The mixture should look thick and creamy, with oil completely mixed in.
  4. Add chopped cranberries, chopped pecans, and chopped apple to the bowl with shredded Brussels sprouts. Drizzle in the vinaigrette and mix well with a wooden spoon and serve.

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