Brussels Sprouts Sunshine Salad

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Brussels Sprouts Sunshine Salad
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Brussels Sprouts Sunshine Salad


  • ½ cup raw pecans
  • 1 teaspoon whole cumin seeds
  • Grated rind and juice from 1 organic orange
  • Grated rind and juice from 1 organic lemon
  • 3 tablespoons raspberry vinegar
  • 1-2 tablespoon honey (or substitute sweetener of choice)
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, uncooked, shredded in food processor or by hand
  • 1 cup broccoli sprouts
  • ½ cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • Chopped fresh seasonal herbs of your choice


  1. Over medium heat in a frying pan, add the pecans and toast just until golden brown and fragrant. Set aside to cool.
  2. Toast the cumin seeds in the same hot pan for 30 seconds until they release their fragrance, then add citrus juices, vinegar, honey, olive oil, and Dijon mustard to pan.
  3. Mix well, add chopped onion, and set aside.
  4. Roughly chop the pecans. Into a large bowl, combine shredded sprouts, broccoli sprouts, and dressing ingredients and toss well. Set aside for a few minutes or place into the refrigerator for an hour.
  5. Before serving, add pomegranate, fresh herbs, and toasted pecans.


Serves 4. Per Serving (based on using honey):

Calories: 336.8 | Total Fat: 27.1 g | Total Carbohydrate: 21.6 g | Dietary Fiber: 5.5 g | Protein: 4.4 g

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  1. Made it with homemade broccoli sprouts and family enjoyed. I had everything on hand except pomegranate but used frozen pomegranate seeds instead (quick hack – just defrosted 1/2 cup at room temperature). This salad has a ton of powerful nutritious ingredients. Used a bit of mustard powder as well to enhance nutrition. I also added a bit of himalayan salt. Thank you!

  2. I notice most of your deliscious sounding and looking recipes, do not include how many servings the recipe makes

    • Thank you for raising this concern with us, Mary. We do usually include the serving amount in most of our recipes, and we apologize if we missed indicating that on this recipe. We’ll make sure to do our to keep your suggestion in mind every time we publish our latest recipe. For the record, this Brussels Sprouts Sunshine Salad makes 1-2 servings. Hope this helps!

    • We certainly understand where you’re coming from, Judy. Thank you for sharing that with us.

      You may adjust the amount of oil and nuts (or other ingredients) to your preference.

      We’d love to hear your own twist to this recipe. Keep us posted if you decide to recreate it.

      Thank you so much. Hope you have a great day!!

  3. I can actually visualize what this salad will taste like – marvelous. Will make and let you know as I only have frozen brussel sprouts but won’t be able to go to the stores before Friday. Also don’t have raspberry vinegar but have raspberries and pomegranates too. Will pummel raspberries into vinegar and add honey, using frozen brussel sprouts with the warm salad dressing.

    • Sounds awesome, Margaret. Thank you for sharing that with us.

      We love it when our readers add their own twist on our recipes!

      Let us know how it turns out for you.

      Thank you so much for being here with us. Wishing you and yours a happy & healthy Thanksgiving!

  4. I’m going with the Brussels Sprouts salad. The ingredients and dressing combined really appeal to me and it sounds so nutritious.

    • That’s wonderful, Ellen. Thanks for your feedback.

      We can’t wait to hear how the recipe turns out for you. Keep us posted on the outcome.

      Have a great day!!

  5. Both salads sound and look amazing but at this moment the Brussels Sprouts Sunshine Salad is definitely the most appealing to me. The ingredients of this salad will be a smashing hit for everyones tastebuds.

    • Great choice, Peggy! We hope you can recreate this recipe soon and let us know how you liked it.

      Good luck and we wish you a wonderful day!

  6. Definitely Brussels Sprouts , which are on the bitter side, is so good for many ailments like diabetes, but combined with raw honey and grated rind and juice from 1 organic orange, and grated rind and juice from 1 organic lemon, sounds simply fabulous!!
    The rind from both orange and lemon would add so much flavour to the nutritious salad, on top of the roasted nuts- pinenuts would be fabulous, as well as walnuts.
    I would be making this salad!
    Thank you.

    • We’re glad to hear that you love this Brussels Sprouts Salad, Ester! We love your idea of adding roasted pine nuts with it to add texture to this dish. Plus, pine nuts are actually a good source of potassium!

      Thank you so much for your feedback and we wish you the best in recreating this recipe. We hope you can let us know how it went. Have a lovely day!

    • Sounds interesting, Amy. Thank you for your feedback.

      You’ll have to give it a try and let us know how it turns out for you. Keep us posted.

      We appreciate you being here with us and hope you have a lovely day!

  7. This recipe sounds wonderful. I might try it. Three weeks ago we visited some friends in Alabama. We stopped at a restaurant and ordered a brussel sprout salad. It had a sweet vinegar and oil type dressing. It was sooooo good!!! I never knew you could turn these into a cold vegetable salad. Instead of chopped brussel sprouts, they sliced each sprout into super thin slices. It must be a Southern recipe. I need to find that recipe also. I live up North.

    • Thank you so much for sharing this with us, Paula!

      We appreciate your interest to give this salad recipe a try. We would love to hear back from you on how it turned out.

      Have fun recreating this dish! Wishing you a happy and healthy day!

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