Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Crispy Chickpeas

This Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Crispy Chickpeas is simple perfection. It’s a fresh and flavorful side dish that’s easy to prepare and goes great with fish or chicken.

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As promised Monday, this is the Brussels sprouts salad with the ill-fated crispy chickpeas from Monday. It’s one of those recipes that is simple and elegant without being fussy or containing 50 different ingredients. The Brussels sprouts hold up well to the dressing, making it great for easy meal prepping and planning ahead. 

This Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Crispy Chickpeas is simple perfection. It's a fresh and flavorful side dish that's easy to prepare and goes great with fish or chicken.

I’m still trying to get my life organized after Christmas (umm…our decorations may or may not still be up…can someone please come take them down for me?). Healthy eating is hit-or-miss as usual, but I’m all about balance and moderation, so we’ll just pretend it’s on purpose. 

This Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Crispy Chickpeas is simple perfection. It's a fresh and flavorful side dish that's easy to prepare and goes great with fish or chicken.

Salads like this make it a little easier, though. It’s easy to make and it keeps well in the fridge for at least a few days, so it’s great to have on hand. It’s also easy to dress up with other ingredients I have in the fridge (chicken, avocado, cheese, etc), so it is helpful when I’m trying to be a little more “hit” and a little less “miss” when it comes to staying on track with nutritious, healthy meals. 

As a bonus, if you need it to be for any reason, this Brussels sprouts salad recipe is dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, AND nut-free. And you could make it Whole30 compliant and paleo, too, if you want. 

Tip: If you’re unsure how to slice the Brussels sprouts, this is a helpful guide. You can also do it in your food processor with the slicer blade. 

This Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Crispy Chickpeas is simple perfection. It's a fresh and flavorful side dish that's easy to prepare and goes great with fish or chicken.

Make this Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe your own: 

  • Dairy-Free: Follow the recipe as written.
  • Gluten-Free: Follow the recipe as written. It would also be great with some shredded or chunked Parmesan cheese, or toasted pine nuts.
  • Vegan: As written!
  • Nut-Free: As written! You’ll love those crispy chickpeas to give you that great crunch that you get with nuts.
  • Whole30: Skip the chickpeas, use toasted pine nuts. Make sure to choose a compliant Dijon mustard for the dressing. 
  • Paleo: Again, skip the chickpeas, use toasted pine nuts.
  • Make it a hearty meal: Add turkey, chicken, or add more chickpeas. This salad would also be fantastic with diced avocado for a touch of decadent creaminess. 

This Brussels Sprouts Salad Recipe with Crispy Chickpeas is simple perfection. It's a fresh and flavorful side dish that's easy to prepare and goes great with fish or chicken.

I don’t have a whole lot more to say about this one, guys. It’s a great salad…and you should try it! 

If you love Brussels sprout salads, try these: 

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