brussel sprout salad

Take your taste buds to flavortown with this deliciously easy brussel sprout salad with hot honey vinaigrette. (Can you tell I love Guy Fieri? AKA the MAYOR of FLAVORTOWN?)

Today is Thursday. Which means it’s 1 day from Friday. and on Friday I’m going (back) to Charlotte, NC for a long weekend. My sister Megan moved there last summer with her boyfriend (hi, Kyle) and my mom joined her earlier this winter! I’m so excited to go back. I’m even more excited because the temps are supposed to be near 60F which is much better than the weather Chicago will be having.

I am also very excited to share this brussel sprout salad with hot honey vinaigrette.

Anyway! I bought this hot honey over the summer after my friend Frankie recommended it. And, uh, I’ll admit that i haven’t used it more than once. What do you do with hot honey? Put it on pizza with fig and prosciutto, of course! But we don’t make too many pizzas. Not yet, anyway 😉

Finally, though, i whipped up this delicious brussel sprout salad, paired it with a hot honey vinaigrette. And you guys, it. is. divine! The hot honey vinaigrette is actually pretty hot so I cooled things down with goat cheese. Add some walnuts and pomegranate seeds and BOOM! you’ve got a delicious, and healthy, side dish.

brussel sprout salad with hot honey vinaigrette

  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7-8 minutes


  • 1 package shaved brussel sprouts
  • 4-5 oz goat cheese
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup pomegranate seeds
  • 1/2 cup olive oil + 1 tbsp
  • 1/4 cup hot honey
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 minced garlic clove
  • 1 tsp salt


  1. In a pan over medium heat, warm up the 1 tbsp olive oil. Once hot, toss shaved brussel sprouts into the pan and saute until desired doneness. I let mine go for about 7 minutes.

  2. While that's going, add the rest of the olive oil, hot honey, apple cider vinegar, salt, minced garlic, and lemon juice to a container with a lid. I just use a small tupperware container but a mason jar or designated dressing container would work well! Shake, shake, shake.

  3. Once the sprouts are done, put them in a bowl and toss with the walnuts, pomegranate seeds, goat cheese, and hot honey vinaigrette. And that's it. It's that easy!

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