This salad is overflowing with flavorful, healthy goodness! The sweet and salty combo paired with the crunch from the apples, pine nuts, and onion is sure to be a crowd pleaser. It’s the perfect side dish next to your typical, heavy holiday dishes since it delivers a light and fresh taste. The dressing adds just enough sweet and salty flavors that makes everyone ask for more.


Crunchy Holiday Salad


Makes 12 servings

1 serving is about 1/2 cup salad




  • 1 lb. brussel sprouts
  • ¾ cup pine nuts
  • 1 apple, cored and diced
  • 1 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ small red onion
  • Optional: ½ (12 oz.) package uncured bacon, cooked and crumbled

Honey Dijon Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper



1. Cut off the ends of the brussel sprouts. Using a knife or slicer, thinly slice each brussel sprout.

2. Thinly slice the onion in a similar manner as the sprouts.

3. Place the pine nuts on a small skillet over low to medium heat. Toast, stirring often, until pine nuts are fragrant and light brown, about 2-3 minutes. Once toasted, pour into a large mixing bowl.

4. To the bowl, add the shaved sprouts, diced apple, cranberries, crumbled bacon (if used), and sliced onion. Stir to combined.

5. Add all dressing ingredients to a separate mixing bowl and whisk well. Pour dressing over salad and toss to coat.

6. Place salad in the fridge for at least 1 hour. Serve and enjoy!

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Showing 4 comments
  • Karen

    I want to eat this now! Thanks for this recipe!

  • Nicolette S

    You're welcome!! It's super delish 🙂

  • Alethea Nieves

    I have made this salad before and now is the perfect time to make again! It will be so yummy with any grilled meat and or by itself. Such a refreshing, light salad with all the different textures and sweet-salty combinations. Thanks for such a great recipe!

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