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Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Dressing

Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Tahini Dressing

These shaved Brussels sprouts transform into a refreshing salad covered in a tahini dressing with ginger, orange and miso. So much flavor!

What are your thoughts on Brussels sprouts? This veggie has undergone a serious comeback lately, from despised to totally sexy! Growing up, I remember Brussels sprouts being on my dad’s short list of abominable vegetables. So I stayed away from them for years and years. Turns out Brussels sprouts are surprisingly delicious roasted — they come out with a new nutty flavor. So once Alex and I learned to love roasted Brussels sprouts (especially through this Best Brussels Sprouts Recipe) — we knew it was time to expand: to shredded. These shaved Brussels sprouts are so, so refreshingly tasty you’ve got to give them a try! Keep reading for the recipe.

Making this shaved Brussels sprouts recipe

Alex and my discovery of Brussels sprouts happened around the time when I was opening my mind to new vegetables I’d never dreamed I’d eat — sweet potatoes, tomatoes, squash, mushrooms. All of my childhood dislikes were slowly being conquered. If you’re like I was, this shaved Brussels sprouts recipe might be a stretch. But if it at least piques your curiosity, you won’t be disappointed.

These shaved Brussels sprouts are quite easy to make — the most difficult part is the shredding of them. We used our food processor for a quick fix, but you can also shred them with a knife: see the instructions below! They’re sauteed in olive oil for just 1 minute, then squeezed with fresh lemon juice to give them a pop.

Here, we’ve served them with tahini miso dressing, flavored with ginger and orange, which provides a lovely tangy and savory counterpoint. To make these shaved Brussels sprouts into a meal, we served them over rice garnished some pecans, for some extra protein and crunch. You could easily add some cooked beans to make for an even more filling meal. Or, you could serve the shaved Brussels sprouts on their own as a salad with the tahini miso dressing: it’s so seriously good, it’s become one of our favorite side dishes!

How to shave Brussels sprouts

Making shaved Brussels sprouts is actually more difficult than you think! Cut them the wrong way, and the pieces look all wrong. If you have a food processor, you also can chop off the ends and use the slicing attachment on a food processor to shred the Brussels sprouts. However, using a knife is just as easy! To get those signature shreds, here’s what to do — see the video below!

  1. Remove any tough outer layers with your fingers.
  2. With a large Chef’s knife, cut the Brussels sprout in half lengthwise.
  3. Place the cut side down and thinly slide cross-wise to create shreds.
  4. Separate the shreds with your fingers. Discard the root.

Looking for Brussels sprouts recipes?

Brussels sprouts are the new best thing: they’re totally on trend, especially shredded and roasted. Here are some of our favorite Brussels sprouts recipes:

  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts
  • Spicy Brussels Sprouts
  • Farro & Brussels Sprouts Soup
  • Shaved Brussels Sprout Salad with Pomegranate
  • Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Goat Cheese
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Maple Miso Dressing
  • Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Pecans
  • Brussels Sprout Pizza with Caramelized Onions
  • Brussels Sprout & Sweet Potato Salad
  • Marinated Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is…

Vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, plant-based, dairy-free, and naturally sweet.