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Brussels Sprouts Healthy Recipe

Brussels sproutsDid you know that Brussels sprouts are a type of cruciferous vegetable? Other cruciferous vegetables include broccoli and cauliflower and they also happen to be a January Foods of the Month! Cruciferous veggies have it all – vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other important compounds that keep our bodies healthy.

This week, we feature a simple recipe using cruciferous vegetables that is ready in just minutes because it requires no cooking. The result is a delicious, slaw-like dish that can be served as a salad. We love it!

Brussels Sprouts Salad


1 package fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and sliced thinly (about 1 pound)
2 tbsp. olive oil
2 tbsp. red wine vinegar
Salt and pepper, to taste (we like lots of fresh pepper)
1/4 c. roasted almonds, chopped
4 oz. Manchego, shaved


  1. Toss the sliced Brussels sprouts, olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt and pepper in a large bowl.
  2. Let the mixture sit for about 10 minutes to blend all flavors.
  3. Meanwhile, roast 1/4 cup chopped almonds in the oven at 450 degrees for about 10 minutes, until they start to brown and become fragrant.
  4. Toss the chopped almonds into the Brussels sprout mixture.
  5. Serve with a topping of shaved Manchego cheese.
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