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Brussels Sprout Salad

It’s a common misconception that kids hate Brussels sprouts! In food literacy class our kids love this seasonal, crunchy salad topped with a citrus mustard dressing! 

Citrus Mustard Dressing Recipe

  • Juice and zest from 1 orange (about 1/2 cup)
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1 Tablespoon brown mustard

Instructions for adults:

Cut orange in half.

Instructions for kids:

Squeeze orange juice into a jar. Add zest, olive oil, and mustard. Close jar and shake vigorously to combine. Add to Brussels sprouts salad.

Brussels Sprouts Recipe


  • 6 cups Brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 2 pears, diced in 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1/2 cup pecans
  • 1 cup Citrus Mustard Dressing
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions for adults:

Cut and prep the vegetables. 

Instructions for kids:

Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Mix in dressing. Add salt and pepper to taste. Serve and enjoy. 

Photo courtesy of Erin Alderson

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