Brussel Sprouts and Kale’s marriage is similar to sweetened coleslaw with extra maple syrup, Craisins, and a crunch of pecans. This salad will leave behind all the other salads you’ve ever tried.

This delicious salad is prepared from fresh cruciferous vegetables. It includes Brussel Sprouts, Fresh Kale, Crunch Pecans, Soft Craisins, and a Sweet Dressing. This salad can be easily prepared for a weeknight meal. The Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad Cracker Barrel Recipe are specially prepared to cater to picky eaters.

No need to cook, sauté, bake or fry anything. Simply chop your greens, throw them in a bowl, mix and eat.

Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad Cracker Barrel Recipe

Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Course Salad
Cuisine American
Servings 8 People
Calories 357 kcal


  • Sharp Knife.
  • Small Bowl.
  • Cutting Board.
  • Mandoline.
  • Large Bowl.


Ingredients for Salad:

  • ½ cup Craisins (add as per choice).
  • 5 cup Thinly sliced Kale.
  • ¾ cup Pecans.
  • 5 cup Chopped Brussel sprouts.

Maple Ingredients:

  • ½ cup Sugar.
  • ¾ cup White Vinegar.
  • ½ cup Maple Syrup (not sugar syrup).
  • 1 tsp Salt.
  • tsp Dijon Mustard.
  • ½ cup Vegetable Oil.


Instructions for Salad:

    Now, here is the process to create a simple and easy preparation Salad.

    • Thoroughly wash Kale and let it dry before using it.
    • Cut the root and discard the stalk of each Kale leaf. The stems can be difficult to eat.
    • Roll each leaf like a cigar role, and cut the leaves as thinly as possible horizontally to break the longer pieces.
    • Wash the Brussel Sprouts and let them dry as well. Cut the stem end and discard. Place each stem down and cut each sprout in half. Now keep the flat part of the sprout and slice as small as possible.
    • Add 5 cups of chopped Kale and 5 cups of Brussel Sprouts in a large bowl, including Pecans and Craisins.

    Instructions for Vinaigrette:

    • Take a medium-sized bowl, mix Vegetable Oil, White Vinegar, Vegetable Oil, Salt, Maple Syrup, Sugar, and Dijon Mustard until it all comes together.
    • Pour the dressing over the salad and stir. Refrigerate the salad for 30 minutes before you serve.
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    How Many Calories are there in this Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad Cracker Barrel Recipe?

    One serving of the Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad contains around 357Kcalories. Additional nutrition’s includes:

    • 42g Carbohydrates
    • 5g Protein
    • 21g Fat
    • 12g Saturated Fat
    • 334mg Sodium
    • 503mg Potassium
    • 3g Fiber
    • 31g Sugar
    • Vitamin A: 459IU
    • Vitamin C: 97mg
    • Calcium 116mg
    • Iron 2mg

    What Cuisine is Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad From?

    This delicious, healthy, and leafy salad is a staple in many American houses. Often served as a side with steaks or roast beef, it pairs heavenly with any dish or without.

    Tips For the Chef!

    Want to make restaurant-style fresh Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad? Follow these tips

    • Add a ½ cup of sliced Green Onions (finely chopped)
    • ¼ Teaspoon of Liquid Smoke when dressing the salad.
    • Slightly toast the Pecans before adding them to the salad. Toasted Pecans elevate the salad’s flavor.

    Some More Variations

    If you love to experiment with your food, here are some more variations for you to try. You can either reduce the amount of sweetness, add flavored vinegar or add different types of nuts. Here are some fun ideas:

    • Add an ACV (Apple Cider Vinegar) or Sherry Flavored Vinegar
    • If you run out of Maple Syrup, you can always replace it with Mirin.
    • For a hint of spice, add a pinch of ground black pepper
    • By reducing the amount of Craisins, you can cut down on the sugar to ¼ cup
    • Replace Pecans with Pinenuts

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