A simple and satisfying Caesar salad with crunchy romaine lettuce, shredded raw Brussels sprouts, and sourdough croutons. Delicious on its own or paired with an entrée.

brussels sprouts caesar salad

Seasonal Twist on the Classic

If you love Caesar salad then you have to try this seasonal version made with Brussels sprouts!

Brussels sprouts Caesar salad is a great salad to add to your weekly rotation. It’s a rich, creamy, and crisp salad that the whole family will love.

It combines crunchy romaine lettuce, shredded Brussels sprouts, sourdough croutons, Parmesan cheese, and easy Greek yogurt caesar dressing.

The croutons and dressing are incredibly easy to make and taste so much better than store-bought. Plus both can be made ahead.


ingredients for brussels sprouts caesar salad

How to Shred Brussels Sprouts

There are several ways to shred Brussels sprouts. It all really depends on what tools you already have in your kitchen. My preferred method is with a mandoline slicer, but you can also use a knife or a food-processor with a slicing attachment.

Before shredding Brussels sprouts, make sure to remove any tough layers and lightly trim the woody end part, especially if it is browned.

shredded brussels sprouts
  • Mandoline slicer is a great versatile tool to have in your kitchen that makes slicing any vegetable a breeze, including brussels sprouts. Just watch your fingers! The blade is super sharp.
  • To shred Brussels sprouts with a mandoline slicer, simply rub a whole sprout back and forth over the mandoline blade until you reach the root.  Once you’ve shaved it down to the root, throw away the woody end part.
  • Few things to keep in mind: you can purchase Brussels sprouts that are cleaned, trimmed, and ready to use already. All you have to do it shred them. If you’re in the market for mandoline slicer, this one from OXO is a great option.

How to Make Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

Add shredded Brussels sprouts and romaine lettuce into a large bowl. Add some of the Caesar dressing and toss until well-coated. Taste for salt and pepper, and add more as needed. Add fresh lemon juice to taste.

shredded brussels sprouts and romaine lettuce in a bowl

Transfer the salad to a serving bowl. Top with croutons and Parmesan cheese. Serve the salad with the remaining dressing on the side.

how to make caesar salad with brussels sprouts

Serving Suggestions

Brussels sprouts Caesar salad serves well with just about any main dish. Here are a few favorites:

Few Tips & Notes

  • Save on prep! Save on prep time and simply pick up a bag of pre-shredded Brussels sprouts from a supermarket, if available.
  • Make ahead. The croutons can be made in advance and stored at room temperature in an airtight container. The dressing can be made 3 days in advance and refrigerated. Let the dressing come back to room temperature before using and whisk to combine. Thin out with little milk if the dressing is too thick.
  • Dressing swap. Keep in mind if you choose to substitute the Caesar dressing with your own version or something store-bought, you may not necessarily need additional lemon juice.
shredded brussel sprout salad

Frequently Asked Questions

Can you eat raw brussels sprouts in a salad?

Brussels sprouts can be prepared raw and cooked. They are a member of cruciferous vegetables (just like broccoli, cabbage, and cauliflower) and are safe to eat raw.

Can you substitute brussel sprouts with cabbage?

Brussels sprouts and cabbage are similar in taste, except that brussels sprouts are a little more bitter. For this salad, you can use white cabbage. Either thinly slice or use a mandoline slicer.

Are brussel sprouts the same as mini cabbages?

Brussels sprouts are not just mini cabbages. They belong to the same cruciferous vegetable family and come from the same species of plant but grow differently.

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sprouts caesar salad

Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad

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  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 30 min
  • Cook Time: 15 min
  • Total Time: 45 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Chopped
  • Cuisine: American


A simple and satisfying Caesar salad with crunchy romaine lettuce, shredded raw Brussels sprouts, and sourdough croutons. Delicious on its own or paired with an entrée.


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  1. Thinly slice the Brussels sprouts using a mandoline slicer. You can also do this with a food-processor with a slicing attachment. Place the shredded Brussels sprouts into a large bowl along with chopped romaine lettuce.
  2. Add some of the Caesar dressing and toss until well-coated. You want the salad to be nicely coated with the dressing but not to a point that it’s soggy. Taste for salt and pepper. Add fresh lemon juice to taste. Keep in mind if using Caesar dressing other than what’s listed in this recipe, you may not necessarily need the lemon juice. 
  3. Top with croutons and Parmesan cheese, to taste. Serve the salad immediately with the remaining dressing on the side. 


  • Few Shortcuts: You can save on prep time by using pre-shredded Brussels sprouts from the supermarket. You’ll need about 8-10 oz. of shredded Brussels sprouts. Same with the romaine lettuce. Pick up a bag of already chopped lettuce. You’ll need 10 oz. of lettuce. 
  • Croutons: You’ll have leftover croutons from this recipe. Keep them stored in an airtight container or ziploc bag for up 2 weeks to use in other salads, such as Kale Caesar Salad.


  • Serving Size:
  • Calories: 325
  • Sugar: 5.4 g
  • Sodium: 670.7 mg
  • Fat: 19.7 g
  • Carbohydrates: 29.8 g
  • Protein: 10.1 g
  • Cholesterol: 15.1 mg