Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad

Shaved brussels sprouts salad with avocado, blueberries, apples, walnuts, and citrus dressing – a healthful and vibrant salad for any time of year!

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with avocado, apple, red onion, blueberries, walnuts, and citrus dressing | #healthy #salad #sidedish #glutenfree #paleo #vegan

Today at 11:23 AM pacific time, I turn twenty-seven years old!

I’m over the meadow and through the woods, that’s for sure. Sign me up for water aerobics, I’ve got joints to preserve! Twenty-seven spells aaaahdult in at least ten languages and I’d like to say 27 buys me some wisdom but this aaaahdult still feels 15.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with avocado, apple, red onion, blueberries, walnuts, and citrus dressing | #healthy #salad #sidedish #glutenfree #paleo #vegan

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with avocado, apple, red onion, blueberries, walnuts, and citrus dressing | #healthy #salad #sidedish #glutenfree #paleo #vegan

In my ripe state, there are little things I remind myself all the time. Lessons learned that I get to re-learn quarterly until they hopefully stick.

Here are some oldies but goodies:

Trust yourself. Embrace vulnerability. Seek beauty…every day. Stand tall and stand your ground. Utilize your resources. You don’t get what you don’t ask for. Harrison Ford was a hunk when he was 27. Eat fiber.

It would be appropriate to show you something dripping with chocolate and peanut butter today but I have something that suits my fancy all the same. It’s a shaved Brussels sprouts salad with all sorts of goodies like blueberries, apple, walnuts, avocado and a homemade dressing.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with avocado, apple, red onion, blueberries, walnuts, and citrus dressing | #healthy #salad #sidedish #glutenfree #paleo #vegan

Tools I Used to Prepare this Recipe:

While I typically don’t use the terms, “addicting” and “salad” in the same sentence, this salad was addicting. I et it dead. If you have never shaved Brussels sprouts and made a salad out of them, I definitely recommend it!



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  1. Megan

    I want this salad right now. Right this minute. Somehow don’t think I’ll find it in Laos. We were just talking today about food cravings from home. This. Is. It. Well done, Julia. We miss you! So fun to read the blog and happy birthday!!

  2. Julie

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Yay! Stephie and I were just discussing yesterday how much we looove you. Yeah, this old lady is 56 in years, but in my mind, I’m about 16 (or maybe 13, as I just knocked my water over last night at dinner. My husband now moves my water out of the way while I’m serving dinner. Just like my daddy used to do). Beside the point. The point is, enjoy your day and have a fabulous birthday! xoxox, Momma Swope

    1. Julia Post author

      Momma Swope, thank you so much! I’m still a klutz too…you’d think we’d learn how to be careful…well, there are many moons of practice ahead of us. Thanks so much for the bday wishes and you have a great day too!

  3. Tieghan

    Happy Birthday!
    Hope you have an awesome day, with hopefully som ice cream and cake and maybe something dripping in chocolate to! LOL!
    Oh and I love this salad and that you put blueberries in it! Very unexpected, but I bet very good!

  4. Kelly @ Hidden Fruits and Veggies

    Happy birthday! Every year since 22, I’ve felt like I’m turning old. Maybe it’s when you stop thinking “ugh I dont want to be an adult” is when you really are one? I don’t think I’ll ever be mature enough to actually be called an adult.

  5. Abby

    Happy Birthday!!! I love your style with this salad lady 🙂 Let’s all cheers our salad forks to another great year ahead!

    1. Julia Post author

      Thank you!! And maybe! When I finally make it out to IL, we can do some brussels shaving and see if it suits ya 😉

  6. Min

    Happy Birthday, Julia! I roast brussel sprouts all the time but have never shaved and used them as the main salad greens. What a brilliant idea! Must try soon ;). Hope you have a blessed day!

  7. Sugar et al

    Happy Birthday Julia! I love brussel sprouts & the idea of a shaved brussel sprouts salad sounds fantastic. That’s a very healthy way of celebrating your birthday but I do hope you indulge in a bit of chocolate and peanut butter too. Have a great birthday, my friend!

  8. Ann

    Happy Belated Birthday! I’d give anything to be 27 again. *sigh* Do you think eating brussel sprouts will make me feel like I’m 27 again? Guess there’s only one way to find out, huh? 🙂

  9. Kari@Loaves n Dishes

    Happy belated birthday Julia!!!!!!
    Apart from chocolate, salads are my favorite think to eat! My husband hates brussel sprouts, but I adore them. I’m sooo digging all the yummy stuff in this healthy looking salad.

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