Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing

Be prepared to fall in love with raw Brussels sprouts once you try them in this Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with walnuts, beets, and apples, tossed in a light blue cheese vinaigrette. Skinny Blue Cheese dressing being poured over a bowl of Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad

This Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad recipe is not only perfect for those on the brussel sprout bandwagon but also for those highly sceptical of eating raw Brussels sprouts. Because let me tell you, you will love this.

What most people hat about Brussels sprouts is that distinct sulphur flavor that comes from cooking the sprouts. But, hey, when you eat them raw? Guess, what? No sulphur flavor. Chopped, raw brussels sprouts taste like raw sweet cabbage – only sweeter! Perfect for this fall-inspired Chopped Raw Cauliflower salad.

Now on to the skinny blue cheese dressing. I can’t remember how many times I’ve complained about this on my blog but I just hate to be intolerant to dairy. In the past two years, I have learned so much about my body and my guts, especially what food they love and what food they would like me to avoid.

Which is great because now, I know pretty much exactly what I have to eat to feel good and full of energy. And on the other hand, I also know exactly what makes me feel crappy, too.

So, let me get this straight. I won’t die or go to the hospital if I eat dairy. Far from it, and that’s why you still see dairy in some of my recipes (like in this Brussels Sprout Salad). But it gives me tummy ache and headache. Oh and pimples too. Yay!

a small glass filled with a homemade skinny blue cheese dressing with a small white spoon on the side

When you know this girl loves cheese and has been eating some all of her life (hello, I’m French!), it’s kind of sad. And when you know just how convenient it is to eat some Greek yogurt with a few blueberries after your workout to get your proteins in, again, it’s sad. Oh well… I guess I can just eat that can of tuna instead, right? Right.

As much as I like dairy and cheese, leaving them out is nothing compared to how great I feel when I eat right. So why post this skinny blue cheese dressing (made with blue cheese + Greek yogurt…) anyway? Ah! I guess this time, the cheese got the best of me.

If not my body, blue cheese seriously makes my brain happy. And I think I can safely say this Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad was worth it. If dairy isn’t an issue for you then seriously, run to the kitchen!

Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad topped with chopped walnuts, apples and beets served in a shallow white salad bowl with Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing in the background

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Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing

Be prepared to fall in love with raw Brussels sprouts once you try them in this Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with walnuts, beets, and apples, tossed in a light blue cheese vinaigrette. Serve this healthy salad as a vegetarian main, a side dish for chicken or fish or as a starter. 
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword appetizer, blue cheese, dinner, dressing, easy, healthy, light, lunch, salad, skinny
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people | Dressing makes 1 3/4 cups
Calories 291 kcal

Ingredients

  • 14 oz Brussels sprouts 400 g, trimmed
  • 1 apple skin on, cored, cut into quarters then in cubes
  • 2 tbsp shallots finely chopped (about one small shallot)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts roughly chopped
  • 9 oz cooked beets 250 g, peeled, sliced and cut into cubes

Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing

  • 1/2 cup blue cheese or 3/4 cup if you like it stronger
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp white vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp honey
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • salt to taste

Instructions

  1. Shred the Brussels sprouts finely. For that, I like to use my food processor but if you don't have one, you could use a mandoline and simply use a knife and chop them thinly.
  2. In a large salad bowl, combine Brussels sprouts, apple, shallot, walnuts and beets (see notes about the beets).
  3. Prepare the dressing. Combine all the ingredients in a blender. (I used my Tribest personal blender, perfect to make dressings!) Blend until smooth. Adjust seasoning if needed.
  4. Pour 3/4 cup dressing over the salad and toss to coat. Serve immediately. If you're making this salad ahead, dress it at the last minute.

Recipe Notes

If you add the beets with the other ingredients, your salad will be a bit red. It won't change the taste, but you might not find it appetizing. You can add them at the end and scatter them once the salad has been served on plates (like I did for the pictures).

Nutrition facts for 3 tbsp of dressing: Cal: 46 - Protein: 4.3g - Fat: 2g - Carbs: 2g - Sugar: 1.8g 

Nutrition Facts
Chopped Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing
Amount Per Serving (1 /4th - salad + sauce)
Calories 291 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 23%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 15mg 5%
Sodium 329mg 14%
Potassium 836mg 24%
Total Carbohydrates 28g 9%
Dietary Fiber 7g 28%
Sugars 15g
Protein 15g 30%
Vitamin A 18.4%
Vitamin C 109%
Calcium 21.3%
Iron 13.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with Skinny Blue Cheese Dressing | Be prepared to fall in love with raw Brussels sprouts once you try them in this Chopped Brussels Sprout Salad with walnuts, beets, and apples, tossed in a light blue cheese vinaigrette. Serve this healthy salad as a vegetarian main, a side dish for chicken or fish or as a starter. #salad, #healthy, #light, #vegetarian, #cheese,

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1 Comments
  1. YES! Raw brussels sprouts scared me at first but once I tried them, I enjoyed them way more than cooked ones! This salad recipe is a keeper!

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