Combined with marinated artichoke hearts, sliced almonds and vegan parmesan, this Brussels sprouts slaw will be perfect with a nice Italian or Mediterranean meal. This is a nice, pretty salad you can quickly toss together this summer’s parties and picnics. It’s quick and easy to make, and very tasty!
You can find simple recipes for three different vegan parmesans here.
When slicing the Brussels sprouts for this slaw, start cutting crosswise at the top of the sprout, then work toward the stem end. As you get closer to the stem end, you’ll run into the tough core. Just slice off the leaves around the outsides and toss the cores. After you slice the sprouts, you’ll see that pieces of sliced leaves fall off each sprout. You can either shred the sprout medallions completely or leave them together. I like to leave my sprout medallions together, and whatever falls off of them as the slaw is tossed is fine. The sprout medallions mixed with the leaf shreds add more texture and interest to the salad.
For the artichoke hearts, cut them into about 1/2-inch chunks and remove any outer leaves that feel tough and unchewable.
Thinly sliced almonds are the best for this slaw, because they add a nice crunch. You can use any kind of nut, though, or even slivered almonds.
To make this slaw ahead, you can completely assemble it the night before, including tossing it in the dressing. I’ve made mine a few days before eating it. It held up great! Because Brussels sprouts are denser than lettuce and other greens, they don’t get soggy after being refrigerated or sitting in dressing. This dressing gets better after a day or two, when the flavors are blended to perfection. So make it ahead for your next hot summer get together and serve a super chill(ed) salad!
If you’re looking for more salads to kick off your spring and summer, you might enjoy having a look at my Salads recipes.