December 1, 2016

Healthy Holiday Recipes – Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries and Walnuts

shutterstock-brussel-sprout-cranberry-walnutWhen it’s cold outside, warm up your insides with hearty and healthy dishes like Brussels Sprout Slaw with Cranberries and Walnuts.


  • ¾ lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 1 Fuji or Gala apple, peeled, cored and finely chopped
  • 2/3 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground pepper
  • 1/3 cup fresh Meyer lemon juice*
  • 1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil


Trim bottom from sprouts and remove any loose or bruised leaves. Place shredding disk or fine slicing disk in food processor, and using feeder tube, gradually shred Brussels sprouts; there will be about 4½ cups**. Transfer shredded sprouts to mixing bowl.

Add apple, cranberries, walnuts, salt, pepper and lemon juice, and stir with a fork for 1 minute to combine well. Add oil and stir well. Cover and refrigerate slaw for 3 hours to overnight. Re-stir before serving. This slaw is best served within 24 hours.

*If Meyer lemons are not available, use ¼ cup regular fresh lemon juice.

**If your food processor does not have a shredding dish, quarter Brussels sprouts vertically and place in food processor fitted with a chopping blade. Pulse until sprouts are finely chopped, stopping several times to scrape down bowl. Take care not to leave big chunks or to turn sprouts into mush.

8 servings (serving size ½ cup)

Nutritional information per serving: 120 calories; 7 g fat (1 g saturated fat); 16 g carbohydrates; 3 g protein; 3 g fiber; 130 mg sodium; calcium: 140mg

Reviewed by Mary Lindsey Jackson, RD, LDN, Clinical Nutritionist Educator for Mission Weight Management — or (828) 213-4100. Recipe courtesy of American Institute for Cancer Research.