Sweet and Smoky Shredded Brussels Sprout Slaw

This shredded Brussels sprouts salad will have your mouth bursting with flavor. The smoked almonds and salty bacon with the combination of sweet dates, is perfection.

Prep: 20 min.Total: 20 min.
Servings: Serves 8


For the Salad:

  • 1 1/41/2  lb. Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed and shredded, about 8 cups (may use pre-shredded, about 29 oz. bags)
  • 1 medium shallot, thinly sliced (about ¼ cup; may substitute red onion)
  • 6 thin strips bacon or 4 thick, crisp-cooked and chopped
  • ⅓ cup Deglet Noor Dates
  • ⅓ cup smoked or salted almonds, chopped (for Whole30, use dry roasted almonds)

For the Dressing:

  • 1 medium lemon, zested and juiced
  • ½ small orange, juiced
  • 1 Deglet Noor Date
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled
  • ½ cup avocado oil or olive oil 
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon dried thyme (or 1 teaspoon fresh thyme)


  1. To make the dressing, combine all ingredients (lemon juice through thyme) in a small food processor or small blender container. Blend until emulsified and smooth. Set aside or refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. Place shredded Brussels sprouts in a large bowl.
  3. Add shallots, bacon and chopped dates. Toss to combine, using your fingers to separate the dates if they’ve clumped together.
  4. Pour dressing over salad and toss.
  5. Add almonds just before serving and toss well to combine.

Nutrition Information

  • Serving Size: 1/10th recipe (~3/4 cup)
  • Calories: 185
  • Fat: 15g
  • (Sat Fat: 2g)
  • Sodium: 236mg
  • Carbohydrate: 11g
  • (Fiber: 3g
  • Sugar: 7g)
  • Protein: 4g


© The Real Food Dietitians
Recipe By: Jessica Beacom
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