Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette ... this delicious vegan salad recipe is the perfect side dish for any meal! Packed full of fresh fruits and veggies, plus bursting with flavor, this easy kale salad is sure to be a hit with everyone who tries it! | Hello Little Home
Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette
Prep Time
30 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This delicious Kale and Brussels Sprout Salad with Maple Vinaigrette is full of nutrient-rich vegetables, sweet fruit, and toasted nuts.

Course: Salad
Cuisine: American
Keyword: kale and brussel sprout salad, kale and brussels sprout salad, kale brussels sprout salad, maple vinaigrette
Servings: 4 main dish servings, 6-8 side dish servings
Calories: 368 kcal
Author: Ginnie
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil (+ 1 tbsp.)
  • 2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne
  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1 bunch Lacinato kale
  • 1 cup red grapes
  • 1 large apple
  1. Place pecans in a frying pan and heat over medium.
  2. Cook pecans, stirring frequently, until they begin to color. Watch them closely so they don't burn.
  3. Remove from heat and chop. Set aside.
  4. Combine olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and cayenne in a small bowl. Whisk to combine. Set aside.
  5. Trim ends from Brussels sprouts and remove any brown leaves.
  6. Thinly slice sprouts and place in a large bowl, gently separating the leaves as you do so.
  7. Remove kale leaves from stems and thinly slice. Add to Brussels sprouts.
  8. Pour vinaigrette over Brussels sprouts and kale.
  9. Using your hands, massage vinaigrette into kale mixture. Let sit for about 10 minutes to soften greens.
  10. Halve grapes.
  11. Core and chop apple.
  12. Add grapes, apple, and pecans to kale. Mix well.
  13. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

Here's a tip for quickly and easily removing kale stems from the leaves. Starting at the stem end, separate a little of the leaf on either side of the stem. Grab the stem with your hand and quickly pull your hand down the stem, removing the leaf as you go.


Trying to replicate Cracker Barrel's Brussels Sprouts n' Kale Salad? Replace the apples and grapes with 1/2 cup dried cranberries (craisins).