Shaved Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Bacon and Pecans

by on November 30, 2011

Great brussels sprouts slaw recipe made with shaved brussels sprouts and bacon. Via

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Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving full of belly happy food that put you in a coma for a few hours. What’s a Thanksgiving without the typical surrender shout of “Omg, I ate too much I couldn’t help myself”? Normally every year we’ll indulge and look forward having a few days of extra left overs to nosh on. But this year we were so disciplined about how much we ate that we didn’t even have any left overs. Believe it or not, it’s true.

We spent our holiday up in San Francisco with family and had to drive back on Thanksgiving afternoon back to Los Angeles. So during our Thanksgiving brunch we were careful to not eat ourselves to the point of being comatose because of the impending 7 hour drive back home. We were so “good” about this that we didn’t even have any dessert. Now that’s what you call will power!

Great brussels sprouts slaw recipe made with shaved brussels sprouts and bacon. Via

The meal that we cooked had our staple potatoes au gratin, which is always a favorite. Another tradition we must always have at the table is our simple roasted brussels sprouts. Having made these brussels sprouts so many times at different times of the year, we never get tired of this dish. As a matter of fact, we never tire of brussels sprouts. These magical veggie orbs are wonderful when roasted slowly that we’ve never really considered preparing them in any other way.

Last week we wanted to experiment more with the brussels sprout in raw form, somewhat like a slaw salad. We’re fans of good, fresh cabbage slaw, so naturally the brussels sprouts slaw would be the perfect transition from our traditional roasted recipe.

Great brussels sprouts slaw recipe made with shaved brussels sprouts and bacon. Via

Thinly shaved brussels sprouts is as wonderful in it’s raw form as it is in it’s roasted form. The fresh and delicate crunch of these mini orbs, tossed with some crispy bacon, aromatic toasted pecans and touch of mayo is the perfect vegetable side dish to a holiday meal. For brussels sprouts lovers, you can certainly have the roasted version along side this raw slaw dish. Both have such different textures and flavors that bring a unique touch to the holiday menu without being redundant with the same veggie.

We’re having so much fun with eating and preparing brussels sprouts in different ways, that we have another recipe to share with you next week! So brace yourself for more because we’re slightly brussels sprouts obsessed right now.


diane and todd

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Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Bacon Recipe

Yield: Serves 4 as a side.

Total Time: 20 min


  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts, sliced or shaved thin
  • 1/2 teaspoons Celery Salt
  • 1/2 cup Mayo
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon Juice
  • zest of one medium Lemon
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon Mustard
  • Sea Salt to taste
  • about 4 slices of fried Bacon, broken into small pieces
  • about 1/4 cup toasted Pecans


  1. Wash and trim edges of brussels sprouts. Slice brussels sprouts very thin.
  2. In large bowl, combine celery salt, mayo, garlic, lemon juice, lemon zest, dijon mustard and salt. Add shaved brussels sprouts and combine well.
  3. Then add bacon and pecans to the mixture. Toss well, but gently.
  4. You can serve immediately or allow to chill in refrigerator.
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1 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga December 1, 2011 at 3:10 am

I love that your brussles obsessed. I love them too.

And good for you for not having a week’s worth of leftovers that you just ‘have to’ eat. I’d much rather eat this meal than any leftovers from Thanksgiving anyway!


2 Bev Weidner December 1, 2011 at 5:30 am

I absolutely LOVE the brussels. This slaw looks unbelievable and will be making its way into my mouth, pronto.


3 Snippets of Thyme December 1, 2011 at 5:31 am

Me too. Never tired of brussel sprouts. I am wondering if you sliced those tiny orbs with a mandolin. Eeeks.


4 alison @ Ingredients, Inc. December 1, 2011 at 8:17 am

omg love this! I am putting it on my holiday menu! I hope y’all are well!!!


5 Helene December 1, 2011 at 8:18 am

I would be in a food coma also. I have to make your Potatoes au Gratin for the Holidays.


6 SoupAddict December 1, 2011 at 8:21 am

I nearly forgot it was brussels sprouts season – gah, what is wrong with me! (As a side note, this slaw is wonderful and appreciated, but honestly, I can’t drag my eyes away from those white plates. You guys do find the most awesome tableware. :) )


7 LiztheChef December 1, 2011 at 8:54 am

Hey, where’s that fudge ? ;)


8 Kay December 1, 2011 at 12:00 pm

A family of Brussel sprouts here! Your food photos are sooo beautiful and happy. Hope to learn from you one day. :).


9 Linda December 1, 2011 at 4:45 pm

I am also a Brussels Sprouts aficianado! When I was a very little girl (and I’m now 65) we called them “baby cabbages” and I have always loved them. I just can’t understand people who think they taste bad…..what’s wrong with those people?? 8-) Your recipe sounds super yummy! What do you think it would taste like with celery seed instead of celery salt, and with a little parmesan (I use the Kraft in the can) cheese mixed in with the mayo? I make “Mom’s favorite homemade salad dressing” with light mayo, a little milk to thin it out, garlic (lots of garlic powder), celery seed, pepper, (no salt) and lots of parmesan. It’s not very healthy, but it tastes good. My mom used to put plain mayo on iceberg lettuce wedges in the ’50s.

I’ve just found your blog from Use Real Butter. You guys are great.



10 cure_kitty December 1, 2011 at 7:31 pm

Oh this looks wonderful! Never thought about ever doing this but it makes sense since Brussel Sprouts are like mini cabbages! A must try for sure!


11 Kiran @ December 1, 2011 at 8:29 pm

Wow! I never knew b-sprouts can be photographed so beautifully. Only you guys could do it :) That looks so yummy!!


12 Denise December 1, 2011 at 10:13 pm

They always remind me of Christmas and even so with some stir fry mushrooms! I don’t know how you did it without desserts. Saving for another day perhaps?


13 Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence December 5, 2011 at 9:35 am

Looks delicious. Love those oval plates by the way.


14 texas food and travel December 5, 2011 at 9:42 am

i just love brussell sprouts! i will for sure give this one a try. thanks so much for sharing


15 colleen December 6, 2011 at 8:40 pm

Oh, yes! I love Brussel sprouts too! Bring ‘em on.


16 Sneh | Cook Republic December 11, 2011 at 2:47 pm

This is such a lovely fresh dish. I could eat the slaw by itself with a mustard dressing .. beautiful photos!


17 nicole December 11, 2011 at 6:04 pm

you guys are my go to source for brussel sprout recipes. I love everyone that I make and try from you guys. this is getting added to the list.


18 Platanos, Mangoes & Me! December 20, 2011 at 3:34 am

My favorite veggie and bacon on one plate…heaven!


19 Simeon January 17, 2012 at 8:15 pm

Just made this tonight and my wife (who doesn’t like brussel sprouts) really liked it. Definitely added to my mental “interesting appetizers” list…


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