These are not the Brussels sprouts of yesteryear! There’s so much to love in this delightful Asian-inspired salad with California Avocado and a burst of delicious flavor in every bite.
Avocado & Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Honey-Ginger Vinaigrette
Nutritional Highlights (per serving)
|Ingredients for the vinaigrette:|
|1 1/2||tsp.||fresh ginger, grated or finely minced|
|1||tsp.||Sriracha, a chili sauce available in the Asian section of most larger grocery stores|
|Ingredients for the salad:|
|3||cups||shaved Brussels sprouts**|
|6||green onions, thinly sliced on a diagonal|
|1/2||cup||dried cranberries, roughly chopped|
|3||ripe, Fresh California Avocados, seeded, peeled and diced into 1/2-inch pieces|
|1||cup||fresh cilantro leaves, optional|
As with all fruits and vegetables, wash avocados before cutting. Check out our tips for how to choose and use California Avocados
- Combine all ingredients for vinaigrette in a small glass jar. Cover tightly and shake well.
- Place one half of the vinaigrette in a large bowl. Place diced avocado in bowl with vinaigrette and gently stir to coat. This will keep your avocados beautiful and fresh looking.
- Add remaining ingredients except sesame seeds to bowl with avocados. Toss gently. Drizzle with a bit more dressing and toss again. Divide salad among serving plates and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately passing extra vinaigrette at the table.
Serving Suggestion: Delicious served as a side with grilled or baked chicken, pork tenderloin or shrimp. Also makes a delightful meal on its own with toasted, salted cashews, pecans or almonds. Or try the salad combined with grilled rotisserie chicken and stuffed into pita pockets or wraps.
Beverage pairing: Delicious with a chilled Sauvignon Blanc or sparkling water with a slice of lemon.
*Large avocados are recommended for this recipe. A large avocado averages about 8 ounces. If using smaller or larger size avocados adjust the quantity accordingly.
**You can purchase shaved Brussels sprouts at some markets or you can shave them yourself with a sharp knife or a mandolin. To shave, first trim the hard root end from all of the Brussels sprouts and remove any bruised outer leaves. Use a sharp knife or a mandolin to finely slice each sprout. After all sprouts have been shaved, toss gently to separate the leaves. Discard any tough white centers.
*** Shredded cabbage can be purchased at most markets in the produce section near the bagged lettuce. You can also purchase a whole cabbage and slice it thinly with a sharp knife, food processor or mandolin.
Vitamin A 1354 (IU); Vitamin C 62.81 mg; Calcium 90.89 mg; Iron 2.4 mg; Vitamin D 0 (IU); Folate 157.97 mcg; Omega 3 Fatty Acid 0.026 g
% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 25%; Vitamin C 100%; Calcium 10%; Iron 15%