Brussels Sprout Salad Avocado Toasts

Brussels Sprout Salad Avocado Toasts

There’s a shaved Brussels sprout salad in our Cookbook (page 68) that’s one of my go-to salads in the fall and/or winter. It has a tangy citrusy dressing and it’s tossed with cranberries and pine nuts. A few weeks ago while I was planning to make that salad for Thanksgiving, I saw a sprout and ricotta toast recipe on Epicurious and got the idea that my favorite little salad would make a bright festive appetizer. Instead of using ricotta cheese to hold the filling onto the toast I used smashed avocado – because I can never resist yet another seasonal avocado toast.

Brussels Sprout Salad Avocado Toasts

This one is super simple and also pretty healthy as far as holiday fare goes. Assemble the salad (which you can do far in advance, if you like). Before your guests come, toast the toasts, smash the avocado and top each toast with a bit of the salad.

Brussels Sprout Salad Avocado Toasts

If you’re not having a party, these are equally delicious for lunch with a bowl of soup.

Brussels Sprout Salad Avocado Toasts

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Brussels Sprout Salad Avocado Toasts
Serves: serves 4
  • ½ tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon orange juice
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • ½ garlic clove, minced
  • 2 heaping cups shredded Brussels sprouts (about 10 sprouts)
  • ¼ cup chopped scallions
  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries
  • 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts
  • 4 slices of bread, sliced in half and toasted
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, orange juice, Dijon mustard, garlic and a few pinches of salt and pepper. Add the shredded Brussels sprouts and scallions and toss to coat. Let sit for 10 minutes, then add the cranberries and pine nuts and toss to incorporate. Season to taste.
  2. Slice the avocado in half and remove the pit. With the avocado still in its shell, use a paring knife to slice each half into cubes. Squeeze some lemon juice and a pinch of salt on both halves. Use a spoon to scoop the avocado out of the shells and onto the toasts, then smash down with the back of a fork.
  3. Top toasts with the Brussels sprout salad and serve.
Make it gluten free: use gluten free bread (pictured Udi's Millet Chia Bread)

Make it vegan: be sure to use vegan bread


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  1. Rachael from on said:

    This sounds so tasty! Avocados and Brussel sprouts are two of my favourite veg!

    Rachael xx.

  2. Jessie on said:

    How do you shave your brussel sprouts?
    That’s the trickiest part for me!

    • Hi Jessie, I usually just use a knife, thinly slice them and then pull the shreds apart with my hands. If I’m doing a bigger batch, I use a mandoline. They also sell them pre-shredded in bags at Trader Joes 🙂

      • Taste of France from on said:

        I’m so glad I wasn’t the only one with this question. They are a pain to shred with a knife!

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  4. Very healthy food. And for me the most important part is that it’s easy to cook, i am going to try this.Thanks.

  5. Very healthy food. And for me the most important part is that it’s easy to cook, i am going to try this.Thanks

  6. Oooh I’ve never thought to put brussels sprouts on avo toast but that sounds like such a delicious idea! Thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  7. Ramonperezl from on said:

    Nice recipe Jeanine. This recipe suits well for the breakfast which is so delicious to take. Once after finish reading your recipe, I decided to try this at home and I did it. Its color and texture is very attractive for my kids such that they show very much eager in eating this breakfast recipe.

  8. Monica from on said:

    simple recipe and easy to understand, thanks a lot..

  9. Amy from on said:

    YES! Brussel sprouts get such a bad rep and they are the tastiest little things I ever eat. I will definitely be making these toasts 😉

    Amy |

  10. It was a very nice recipe. I love it at the same time

  11. Neni from on said:

    This is such a genius idea. Especially the dried cranberries. Have to try! 🙂

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  13. Cathy on said:

    My neighbors loved this at our little progressive (house to house) party this week. The toasted pine nuts and cranberries made the salad interesting and the lemon juice made the combination really pop. Loved it!

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  15. şok aktüel on said:

    It looks very delicious

  16. bilal on said:

    This sounds so tasty! Avocados and Brussel sprouts are two of my favourite veg!

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