20-Minute Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw (with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette) | picklesnhoney.com #brusselssprouts #coleslaw #vegan #glutenfree #side #recipe

Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

20-Minute Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw (with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette) | picklesnhoney.com #brusselssprouts #coleslaw #vegan #glutenfree #side #recipe

There’s a lot to love about coleslaw: it’s creamy, crunchy and so perfect as a no-fuss summer side. But most coleslaw is drowning in heavy mayonnaise, which is the exact opposite of what we actually want to be eating when it’s hot outside.

Today I’m sharing a lighter-but-still-creamy twist on the classic recipe, with shaved brussels sprouts instead of cabbage, chopped fresh parsley, sliced apple, and almonds for extra crunch. The dressing is a 5-ingredient maple mustard vinaigrette that’s quickly become a favorite for Aaron and me (think: honey mustard vibes).

20-Minute Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw (with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette) | picklesnhoney.com #brusselssprouts #coleslaw #vegan #glutenfree #side #recipe

This vegan coleslaw comes together in about 20 minutes, and you can easily bulk it up with some chickpeas (or other beans) if you’d like to serve it as more of a main meal. Yet another way to enjoy brussels sprouts, and I promise—you won’t miss the mayo one bit!

20-Minute Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw (with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette) | picklesnhoney.com #brusselssprouts #coleslaw #vegan #glutenfree #side #recipe

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Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

20-Minute Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw (with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette) | picklesnhoney.com #brusselssprouts #coleslaw #vegan #glutenfree #side #recipe

Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

Gluten Free, Vegan,

Serves: 2-3 as a main, 4-6 as a side


Prep Time: 20 minutes

This 20 minute brussels sprouts coleslaw is simple, fresh, and totally crave-worthy all year-round. It's served with a 5-ingredient creamy maple mustard vinaigrette that reminds me of really good honey mustard. I love it both as a side or a main meal. Pro tip: add chickpeas for extra protein!

20-Minute Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw (with Maple Mustard Vinaigrette) | picklesnhoney.com #brusselssprouts #coleslaw #vegan #glutenfree #side #recipe

Creamy Vegan Brussels Sprout Coleslaw

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Ingredients

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup raw cashews
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon pure maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • sea salt and pepper, to taste

For the coleslaw:

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and shredded
  • 1 small bunch parsley, chopped
  • 1 apple, cored and sliced thin
  • 1/2 cup sliced almonds
  • zest and juice from 1 small lemon

Cuisine: Gluten Free, Vegan Servings: 2-3 as a main, 4-6 as a side

Prep Time: 20 minutes

This 20 minute brussels sprouts coleslaw is simple, fresh, and totally crave-worthy all year-round. It's served with a 5-ingredient creamy maple mustard vinaigrette that reminds me of really good honey mustard. I love it both as a side or a main meal. Pro tip: add chickpeas for extra protein!

Instructions

  • Make the vinaigrette: In a high speed blender, blend all of the ingredients until very smooth. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • Make the coleslaw: Add the brussels sprouts, parsley, apple, and almonds to a large serving bowl. Add the lemon juice and zest and toss to coat (the lemon juice will prevent the apple from browning). Pour the vinaigrette over top and fold to evenly coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Notes [2]

I recommend using a high speed blender, such as a Vitamix, to make the dressing.

You can buy shredded brussels sprouts at a lot of grocery stores, or use the shredding attachment on your food processor (this is so much faster than thinly slicing by hand!).

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