This shaved Brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad is the perfect salad for Fall and is topped with a maple dijon dressing. It’s the perfect salad for an appetizer or to bring to a holiday party! 

shaved brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad

Today we’re doing salad. shaved Brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad to be exact. 

Because I’ve been on a dessert kick with all these donuts, breads and chocolates and I want to make sure you have some balance in your life. 

I mean, we gotta get those green in too right? 

But I promise you this salad isn’t your typically boring ol‘ salad recipe. Not at all. In fact, this salad features an array of different flavours and textures that makes it SOOO tasty and then gets topped off with a maple dijon dressing. Which is just the best.

This salad is all Fall vibes. We’ve got Brussels sprouts, fennel, apples, kale, red onion walnuts and even pomegranate seeds. 

I love making this salad to bring on the go for a holiday dinner or pot luck. It makes a great addition to any dinner and can be prepped in advanced and dressed on the spot. Easy potluck contribution done. 

If you’ve never used raw Brussels sprouts in a salad before, you’ve seriously been missing out! These little mighty veggies are the star of this salad and are so delicious when they’re thinly shaved. They have a similar taste to a kale or cabbage which just goes so nicely with the other ingredients in the salad. So if you’re curious about using Brussels sprouts in a salad, today’s the day my friends!

A few notes on this recipe: 

I use a mandoline to shave my Brussels sprouts, fennel and onion. You can alternatively just use a sharp knife to slice these thinly, (though this will take more time) or use a shredding attachment on a food processor. Whichever method you choose, you definitely want to make sure to shave the Brussels sprouts nice and thin! You can alternatively buy pre-shredded Brussels sprouts, which you can find in many grocery stores. 

If you’d like to make this salad into more of a meal you can add in some chickpeas, lentils or even some quinoa to make it a little more substantial. You can also add in any dried fruits or other nuts you love! I’m sure dried cranberries or toasted pumpkin seeds would make a delicious addition! 

If you’d like to prep this salad in advance, Prepare all the ingredients and store them covered in a large bowl. Dress the salad only when you are ready to serve it. 

shaved brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad

This shaved Brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad is: 

  • Naturally vegan & gluten-free
  • Loaded with Fall harvest favourites
  • Makes the perfect dish to bring to your holiday dinner or potluck! 
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shaved brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad

Shaved Brussels sprouts, fennel & apple salad

  • Author: Jess
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 610 servings 1x
  • Category: Appetizer
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American


The perfect Fall harvest salad that’s topped off with a maple dijon dressing!


  • 2 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 2 cups shredded kale
  • 1/2 shaved fennel
  • 1/2 red onion, shredded
  • 1 apple, chopped into cubes
  • 1/3 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/4 cup walnuts



  1. Use a mandoline or food processor attachment to shave the Brussels sprouts, fennel and red onion.
  2. Transfer to a large bowl along with the rest of the salad ingredients.
  3. To make the dressing, add all the dressing ingredients to a mason jar. Seal with a lid and shake until well combined.
  4. Dress the salad to your liking and reserve any extra dressing to use another time.


I use this mandoline to slice the vegetables in this recipe.

Any leftover salad dressing is delicious on a wide variety of salads!


  • Serving Size: 1 side salad
  • Calories: 155
  • Sugar: 5g
  • Fat: 12g
  • Saturated Fat: 2g
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 3g

Keywords: salads with Brussels sprouts, healthy fall salad recipes

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