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Raw Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

To be honest, I didn’t dare to try a recipe with raw Brussels sprouts for a long time. After trying this Brussels sprouts salad I honestly didn’t know why. The combination of crispy – finely chopped – cabbage, with fresh pomelo and creamy avocado, a really good winter combination to taste.

The Brussels sprouts are cut very finely, so they really compliment each other in this salad without being too intrusive.

The fruity, sweet, and refreshing taste of the pomelo in combination with the avocado is not only an absolute hit in this salad in terms of taste – but all ingredients also provide valuable vitamins – make this salad perfect for keeping you fit in winter.

raw brussels sprout salad
A fresh winter salad with raw Brussels sprouts

This raw Brussels sprouts salad is packed with superfood ingredients. It was only in the past few years that we were really reminded that local, seasonal, and regional types of cabbage are so healthy.

Cabbage is full of valuable ingredients that help us to strengthen our immune system as much as possible, especially in winter.

Why is it so healthy, especially as a raw vegetable salad?

Because all of the vitamins are retained that would otherwise be partially lost during cooking. And not only do you gain the full amount of vitamins: you also save time during preparation.

Have you never been a big fan of cabbage or coleslaw?

Well, I think that’s simply because of the preparation. If you combine winter vegetables, which taste pretty hearty, with fresh fruit, you get really delicious dishes.

You can really discover a lot of new and really delicious combinations for yourself. Just be creative and start with this raw Brussels sprouts salad – the next time you can expand it with other types of fruit, vegetables, or nuts.

You will also rediscover types of cabbage all over again and never again think that German winter vegetables taste boring.

There are lots of vitamins in the raw Brussels sprouts salad?

Brussels sprout salads are high in vitamins A and C and are rich in minerals such as iron, potassium, calcium, and magnesium. Vitamin C supports the immune system, vitamin A is needed for us to see well.

We need iron for blood formation – especially now, when we go to fresh air instead of our workouts in the gym, an iron-rich diet is very important, as runners have higher iron requirements.

This cabbage salad made from strips of Brussels sprouts is super easy and quick to prepare. And is full of important ingredients.

In addition, the little cabbage florets contain glucosinolates, which also support the immune system, especially in the winter, it is not wrong to eat enough cabbage containing vitamin C.

Raw Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe

(with pomelo and avocado)


  • Brussels sprouts (400 grams)
  • Pomelo (1)
  • Feta (50 gram)
  • Avocado (1)
  • Olive oil (3 tablespoons)
  • Mustard (1 TL)
  • Orange juice (4 tbsp)
  • Maple syrup (1 tbsp)
  • White wine vinegar (2 tbsp)
  • Black sesame (2 tbsp)


Step 1: Wash the Brussels sprouts and cut off the stalk. Cut or slice into fine strips.

Step 2: Generously remove the peel of the pomelo, remove the pulp and pluck it into pieces.

Step 3: Halve the avocado, remove the stone, and cut the pulp into strips.

Step 4: Roughly crumble the feta & put all ingredients in a salad bowl.

Step 5: Mix the orange juice with olive oil, mustard, maple syrup, and white wine vinegar.

Step 6: Season the dressing well with salt and pepper.

Step 7:  Mix with the salad and let it steep a little.

Step 8: Finally sprinkle with the black sesame seeds.

Brussels Sprouts Salad Tips

  1. Pay attention to the boiling time. Dip the tip of the blade in the middle, if it goes easily, cover the bottom immediately.
  2. Stew in medium heat over medium heat
  3. You can serve cherry tomatoes and seasonal greens finely chopped and sprinkled on top.

Brussels Cabbage Salad Recipe


  • 1 cup of fresh hazelnuts
  • Half kilo of brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons of virgin olive oil
  • 2 ~ 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 4 fresh onions
  • 50 grams grated old cheddar cheese
  • The right amount of salt


Step 1: Roast the hazelnuts slightly in a pan.

Step 2: Grate the Brussels sprouts with the large side of the grater.

Step 3: Put the cabbage in a large bowl 5 minutes before serving and mix with olive oil, lemon juice, finely chopped green onion, salt, and nuts.

Step 4: Add the grated cheese and mix

Enjoy the tasty Brussels cabbage salad.


How many calories there are in a Brussels sprout salad?

There is 112 kcal in 1 serving of Brussels sprouts salad.

Is Brussels sprout salad made with yogurt?

Of course, you can serve it by boiling it this way and mixing it with garlic yogurt.

Can we add pomegranate syrup in Brussels sprouts salad dressing?

You can prepare a salad dressing as you like. If supplements such as pomegranate syrup, sumac, and chili peppers are good for your palate, of course, you can add them.

In how much time the Brussels sprouts are boiled?

It takes a minimum of 10 minutes to boil Brussels sprouts once the water is boiled.




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