Brussels sprouts have been overlooked for slaw-style salads for far too long. After all, these tiny cabbages are tender and sweet, making them perfectly suited to slaws of all kinds. You can sub shredded sprouts in any one of your favorite slaw recipes, but here are five of our favorites.
This is the quintessential Brussels sprouts slaw. It features apples, hazelnuts, and brown butter dressing, which all come together with the raw shaved sprouts to make a flavorful side.
This recipe makes a good case for gently sautéing your sprouts before turning them into slaw, but the ingredient list is nice and short, making this slaw a quick last-minute addition to your holiday table or a weeknight dinner.
Now we're getting into a few classic cabbage slaws that are arguably better when sprouts are used instead. This is a slaw that our family enjoys often, and we regularly swap shredded Brussels sprouts for the cabbage.
Please don't limit this slaw to Thanksgiving (although it is absolutely perfect for your holiday table), but do feel free to use Brussels sprouts here. A thicker shred of the sprouts is better if you plan on making this one ahead.
Admittedly, I haven't tried this slaw with Brussels sprouts yet, but I'm excited to experiment pairing citrus and sweet potatoes with tender sweet Brussels sprouts. Keep your sprouts a little sturdy, to stand up to the sweet potatoes, by slicing them thicker or quartering for this slaw.
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