10-Minute Warm Brussels Salad with Whole-Grain Mustard Dressing

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10 Minute Warm Brussels Salad with Whole-Grain Mustard Dressing and Parmesan. Serve this hassle-free side dish alongside any entree, or enjoy as is for a light lunch!

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Warm Brussels salad tossed in mustard dressing in a white and gold bowl with a serving spoon on the left side.

Why You’ll Love this Warm Brussels Salad

This is the definition of a minimalist recipe with maximum results.

It’s been my go-to side dish lately, which I love to enjoy alongside fish, veggie burgers, or tossed with quinoa or farro.

It’s fantastic warm, chilled, or at room temperature, plus holds up beautifully for leftovers.

And, incase the recipe name didn’t already drive this point home, it comes together in 10 MINUTES!

The dressing is a zingy mix of whole-grain mustard, Greek yogurt, shallots, honey, and olive oil—items you may even already have on hand.

The bite of mustard is mellowed by the honey and yogurt, which creates a beautifully balanced dressing.

Throw together this warm Brussels salad moments before you’re ready to serve dinner tonight, and you’re in business!

And if you love simple shredded Brussels salads, also check out this Brussels Salad with Pear and Pecans.

The Ingredients

Recipe ingredients arranged in separate bowls on a wooden tray with labels.
  • Brussels Sprouts: You can either shred the Brussels yourself (more on this below), or grab a bag of pre-shredded sprouts.
  • Olive Oil: Rich in polyphenols and heart-healthy fats, extra-virgin olive oil is a key ingredient in the dressing.
  • Yogurt: To add a little richness and creamy consistency to the dressing, use whole-milk Greek yogurt or mayonnaise.
  • Mustard: Look for a whole-grain (“grainy”) Dijon mustard. I love the extra texture and zip of this type of mustard in dressings.
  • Lemon: You need 1 Tbsp of lemon juice (from 1 lemon).
  • Honey: A little honey (or maple syrup) helps balance the bitter notes of the dressing.
  • Pine Nuts: For extra richness and crunch. Alternatively, you can use walnuts, pumpkin seeds, or chopped cashews.
  • Shallots: The shallots get a quick sauté with the Brussels sprouts.
  • Parmesan: I like to mix Parmesan into the salad, as well as use it a garnish. Alternatively, you can use feta or another variety of sheep’s milk cheese.

For a complete list of recipe ingredients and quantities, see the recipe card below.

Shredded Brussels Salad styled in a tan and gold bowl with lemon wedges on the right side.

How to Shred Brussels Sprouts:

This can either be done using a mandoline or sharp knife.

  • To start, hold the root end and slice the Brussels sprout crosswise until you come close to the root. Alternatively, you can shred the sprouts in a food processor fitted with the slicing attachment. Or, if you get lucky and find bags of pre-shredded Brussels sprouts at your local grocery store, go for it!
  • Next, I like to toss them in a super-hot skillet for 2 to 3 minutes, just until they pick up some color and slightly wilt down. This helps soften their tough, fibrous texture, making their natural sweetness shine through.

How to Make Warm Brussels Salad

Step 1: Prepare Dressing

In a small bowl, combine all dressing ingredients; whisk until smooth.

Step 2: Sauté Brussels and Shallots in olive oil over medium-high for 3 minutes. The Brussels should be barely wilted and the shallots slightly softened.

Dressing being whisked in a bowl, and Brussels being sautéed in a cast iron skillet.

Step 3: Add Dressing to Brussels, along with pine nuts and Parmesan. Toss, and enjoy!

Serving Suggestions

This Warm Brussels Salad would make a fabulous addition to any holiday or weeknight dinner spread. Here are a few of my favorite pairings:

shredded brussels salad topped with pomegranate and parmesan in a serving bowl

Make-Ahead and Storage Tips:

  • Make-Ahead: The dressing can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator.
  • Store: Refrigerate leftover salad in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. Enjoy leftovers chilled, or closer to room temperature.

More Delicious Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipes:

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5 from 6 votes

10-Minute Warm Brussels Salad with Whole-Grain Mustard Dressing

10-minute warm brussels salad with whole-grain mustard dressing is a hassle-free salad or side dish. Serve it alongside your protein of choice, or enjoy as is for a light, nutritious meal.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 3 servings

Equipment

Ingredients  

  • 4 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 1 Tbsp. plain whole-milk Greek yogurt (or mayonnaise)
  • 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. whole-grain mustard
  • 1 tsp. honey (or maple syrup)
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 (12-oz. bag) shredded brussels sprouts
  • 3 Tbsp. thinly sliced shallots
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. toasted pine nuts
  • 2 to 3 Tbsp. shaved or grated Parmesan cheese
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Instructions 

  • Combine 2 Tbsp. of the oil, yogurt, lemon juice, mustard, honey, 1/4 tsp. of the salt, and 1/4 tsp. black pepper in a large bowl; stir with a whisk. Set aside.
  • Heat remaining 2 Tbsp. oil in a large skillet over medium-high. Once hot, add shallots, quickly followed by Brussels sprouts. Cook, stirring only occasionally, until slightly wilted and charred in some spots, about 3 minutes. Season with remaining 1/4 tsp. salt and black pepper; transfer to the bowl with dressing and toss to combine.
  • Stir in pine nuts and Parmesan, and serve.

Notes

    • Add Ins: You can add chickpeas, rotisserie chicken or crispy bits of bacon or pancetta for extra oomph.
    • Make-Ahead: The dressing can be made up to 2 days ahead. Keep in an airtight jar or container in the refrigerator.
    • Store: Refrigerate leftover salad in an airtight container for 2 to 3 days. Enjoy leftovers chilled, or closer to room temperature.

Nutrition

Serving: 0.66cup | Calories: 259kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.5g | Protein: 5.5g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Sodium: 600mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g

I calculate these values by hand to ensure accuracy, however expect up to a 10% variable depending on food brands.

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8 Comments

  1. Nicole says:

    5 stars
    Made this to go with dinner tonight, and I could have licked the bowl clean it was SO good!!

  2. Jen Zo says:

    5 stars
    I made this for a 40+ person Christmas gathering. Delish! Simple yet elegant. It was great cold the next day too.

  3. Suzanne says:

    5 stars
    We loved this – it’s on our rotation and I’m sharing the recipe with my “group”. I love the idea of adding bacon.

  4. Tia says:

    My family loved this recipe. Never had shredded Brussel sprouts before, Amazing! Will definitely keep this recipe on rotation.

    1. Jamie Vespa says:

      I’m so glad your family enjoyed this one, Tia! Thank you for taking the time to leave a review!

  5. Lindsay says:

    5 stars
    I made this tonight to go with tomato soup. My husband and I loved it! We could only find garlic whole-grain mustard at the store, and it made a great dressing. I also recommend adding bacon!

    1. dishingouthealth says:

      Bacon is a PRO move! So glad it was a hit!

  6. Ashleigh Richards says:

    5 stars
    I shredded a whole bunch of sprouts on the weekend, sliced shallots and made the dressing. Now it’s been an even easier weeknight side dish as I just need to saute one portion at a time and toss with some dressing. It’s super tasty and very easy!