Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

Living 600 miles away from my family means I don’t always get to spend the holidays with them.  Fortunately, mr’s family is close and I love them all to pieces so the sting of not being near my family is not nearly as tough.

This year we celebrated Thanksgiving during the summer.  I figured if I didn’t have a chance to be with them for the actual holiday we’d celebrate early.  Plus, I wanted the chance to collaborate with my ah-maze-ing, super talented, make me gain 20 lbs each time I visit, chef brother-in-law.

He helped me create all the Thanksgiving dishes I’m sharing with you this week and I couldn’t more grateful for his support!

This shaved brussels sprouts salad is something he created on a whim, as is much of the food he makes.  It will definitely be added to future menus.  It is so simple and fast that it’s a great dish to complement all the hustle and bustle in the kitchen on Thanksgiving day.  You could even make it ahead of time and serve it chilled.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Pecans

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Cranberries and Pecans


  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons diced shallots
  • 1/2 bag Trader Joe's 10 oz shaved brussels sprouts
  • pinch of red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • squeeze of lemon


  1. In a medium skillet preheat olive oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and shallots and saute for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the shaved brussels sprouts and toss until combined. Saute for another minute then season with red pepper flakes, salt, and pepper.
  3. Remove from heat and fold in cranberries and pecans. Squeeze with lemon juice and toss.
  4. Transfer to a serving dish and serve.


  1. Wow, Krista, that presentation is just gorgeous! And I totally need to make these brussel sprouts for thanksgiving this year!

  2. Looks absolutely amazing, can’t wait to try!

  3. Annalise says:

    I love brussels sprouts! Like, LOVE them. This recipe sounds fantastic!

  4. The Suzzzz says:

    Ok the brussel sprout salad is going in my recipe box, that looks great. I’m going to try it out as soon as I can find some fresh sprouts.

  5. Lisa says:

    Can this be served cold?


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