8 Ingredients |10 Minutes | Easy vegan Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad with shredded / shaved Brussels sprouts, creamy vegan dressing, and toasted pistachios – perfect weeknight meal!
I recently wrote a post on my vegan Caesar Salad dressing, so now I have to follow-up with a fun way to make a salad with it. Brussels Sprouts are the heartiest vegetables ever (and they’re in season, so woohoo!) You know what goes amazingly well with hearty vegetables? Creamy salad dressing! So, here we are with a super simple, eight minute, vegan Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad recipe. If you’re craving something healthy but with just a little twist, this is the one. Sub croutons for pistachios, sub traditional Caesar for an equally creamy vegan Caesar dressing. Good to go!
? Top tip: using pistachios
If you’re making the dressing fresh and have some toasted pistachios to boot, toss a few in the food processor when you’re pulsing. All the layers of flavor just add upon each other and serve straight up deliciousness!
? Vegan Caesar dressing
My vegan Caesar dressing is super easy to make (six ingredients, five minutes) and has all the umami and freshness of the traditional recipe. You can also store it in the fridge for ~4 days in an airtight container! I typically pulse 2 tbsp of tahini, 1 avocado (pitted and mashed), 1 tsp of soy sauce, 1 tbsp of olive oil, 1/2 tsp of lemon juice, and 2-3 garlic cloves in a food processor until it’s smooth. That’s it. Throw ’em all in and pulse until you get a delicious, creamy vegan Caesar dressing.
How do you shred Brussels sprouts?
… without slicing your fingers off. I hear you. I’ve been there. Over the course of time, I developed a simple process to make sure that I’m doing this efficiently without, you know, cutting an appendage off. Always remember to thoroughly wash your Brussels sprouts, and where possible, buy organic – but it’s not necessary since they’re some of the cleanest vegetables. But I digress.
After I wash the sprouts, I slice off the hard ends. Then, I take out any loose outer leaves and throw them in a ball. Now, I typically slice the Brussels sprout in half, and then, with the flat side on the cutting board, I slice them vertically – typically 3-4 slices per half sprout. So, now you end up with discs of Brussels sprouts. Toss them in a bowl and then slowly just use your hands to slowly tussle the leaves until they’re “shaved” and ready to go!
Two other alternatives: after you slice the sprouts in half, throw them in a food processor and pulse until they’re shredded. Or, you could just buy a bag of shaved Brussels sprouts if your market has ’em. Then all you gotta do is toss ’em to make this delicious vegan Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad.
? Storage: how long do shaved Brussels sprouts last?
The great thing about Brussels sprouts and this salad is that it can be stored in the fridge for up to a week. I suggest storing the shaved Brussels sprouts in an airtight container, then just add the dressing and pistachios when you’re ready to eat it. Squeeze some lemon juice on top for added zing.Print
Easy five minute vegan Brussels Sprouts Caesar salad with shaved Brussels sprouts, creamy vegan dressing, and toasted pistachios – perfect weeknight meal!
2 tbsp of vegan Caesar dressing:
- 1 avocado
- 2 tbsp of tahini sauce
- 2 garlic cloves
- 1 tbsp of olive oil
- 1/2 tsp of soy sauce
- 1 tsp of lemon juice
For the salad:
- 12 oz of shaved Brussels sprouts
- 2 tbsp of vegan Caesar dressing
- 1/4 cup of roasted, salted pistachios
- Blend all the vegan Caesar salad dressing ingredients together with some water until smooth
- Toss a bowl of shaved Brussels sprouts with vegan Caesar dressing and roasted pistachios
- Serve deliciousness!
- As I note in my Caesar dressing post, the dressing is super flexible – you can increase tahini to increase umami flavors, or better yet, toss the pistachios in the food processor to make it nuttier!
- The dressing can be saved in airtight container for up to 4 days in the fridge. Make ahead and enjoy.
- Category: Salad
- Method: No Cook
- Cuisine: American
Keywords: brussels sprouts caesar salad, vegan caesar salad