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Cranberry Kale Brussels Sprout Salad

This kale and Brussels sprouts salad with cranberries is an explosion of textures and flavors you'll absolutely love. Make this salad for dinner or as a side dish and fall in love with crunchy goodness.
Prep Time15 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish, Side Salad
Cuisine: American
Servings: 6
Calories: 241kcal


  • 5 cups thinly sliced brussels sprouts so thinly sliced they're ready to fall apart
  • 2 1/2-3 cups finely chopped kale leaves washed & ribs removed first
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/3 cup chopped pecans or sliced almonds
  • 6 slices bacon cooked crisp & crumbled
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 1/2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1/2 tbsp grain mustard
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • To a large salad bowl add the sprouts, kale, cranberries, seeds, and bacon. Toss to evenly combine all the ingredients.
  • In a small bowl add the oil, syrup, lemon juice, mustard, salt & pepper. Whisk them together to completely combine into a vinaigrette.
  • Pour the dressing evenly out over the salad, and toss to coat evenly.
  • Serve immediately and enjoy.


If you want to prepare this salad ahead of time, prep everything and store it covered. Do not mix until ready to serve, and shake or whisk the dressing again before mixing.


Calories: 241kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 7g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 15mg | Sodium: 189mg | Potassium: 498mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 3342IU | Vitamin C: 97mg | Calcium: 81mg | Iron: 2mg