Simply Healthy Family: Shaved Brussels and Mandarin Salad with Tahini Orange Dressing


Shaved Brussels and Mandarin Salad with Tahini Orange Dressing

Shaving the Brussels sprouts makes them incredibly taste tester friendly. This salad is chok full of power foods, vitamins and most importantly, flavor! The tahini-honey dressing pairs marvelously with the sweet oranges and brightens the earthy cabbage and onion flavors.

I'd love to stay and chat but I have a very important move to watch with 3 of my favorite little people in the world!

recipe adapted from Cookie and Kate

TIME        15   MINUTES  HANDS ON     30 MINUTES  MARINATING              SERVES      8

You Will Need

1 pound Brussels sprouts
3 Organic carrots
1/2 purple onion, peeled and sliced thinly
1/2 cup cilantro, chopped
1-2 Mandarin oranges, peeled and segmented
2 tablespoons sesame seeds

Tahini Dressing

1/2 cup Tahini paste
2 tablespoons * Raw, Organic, local honey
1 tablespoon *Tamari sauce
2 tablespoons good quality apple cider vinegar like Braggs
2-4 tablespoons orange juice (to desired consistency)

Using a paring knife, cut the ends off of the sprouts and remove outer couple of leaves. Place the trimmed sprouts in a bowl. Discard ends and leaves. Place the trimmed sprouts in a food processor using the slicing blade or slice them with a paring knife.

Peel the carrots and shred them with a julienne peeler or in your food processor. Toss them in a bowl with the shredded sprouts. Thinly slice the onion and toss them with the other veggies and the segmented oranges.

Prepare the dressing in a small bowl by whisking all ingredients together. You can double or triple the dressing recipe and store in an airtight container for up to 10-14 days. Makes a wonderful dip for spring rolls or wontons.

Toss the dressing with the salad and let marinate for at least 30 minutes and up to 1 day (makes wonderful leftovers).  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve chilled. 

Using Organic local honey is not only good for the environment but helps control seasonal allergies!

Tamari is a lower sodium, usually Organic and gluten free alternative to soy sauce.



  1. If I'm eating brussels sprouts raw, they'd better be shaved! Love that crunch and the citrus infusion in this!

  2. A bright and beautiful winter salad, Gwen. I should use brussels sprouts raw in my salad more often!!

  3. Looks amazing! Tahini is all the rage these days!!

  4. I love brussel sprouts! Using them in a salad is a great idea!

  5. This sounds amazing! I love the shaved brussels and the dressing. YUM!

  6. I love brussels sprouts but I typically just roast them, I love this salad you've created!

  7. This looks amazing! I am always looking for new ways to use brussles sprouts!

  8. I love Brussels sprouts, but have yet to try them raw and shaved - definitely on this year's to do list. And I love the sweet flavors in your dressing - I may actually like tahini that way!

  9. Anything with tahini dressing gets my vote. And I happen to love Brussels Sprouts too!

  10. Hubby loves Brussels Sprouts so I am always on the look-out for new recipes to try and this sounds perfectly delish! Love the flavorfull combo with the mandarins! :)

  11. I'm always looking for inventive ways to prepare brussel sprouts. This dish looks awesome!

  12. This looks gorgeous and so delicious!

  13. Hmm what move did you have to watch? :D
    The salad looks awesome! Are brussels in season right now? Will keep my eyes open :-)

  14. Such a beautiful salad! I am intrigued by the orange tahini dressing, will have to try that!

  15. Those shaved Brussels sprouts look so very delicious. You did a great job with the recipe. Adding Mandarin to the salad was a very good idea. I will definitely try this recipe.

  16. OH..I absolutely love this..the whole cabbage - orange combination is one I like...the tahini adds in a creamy factor!


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