Apple, Fig & Brussels Sprouts Salad


Salad dressing made from sweet and mellow white balsamic vinegar balances out the assertive greens and Brussels sprouts in this healthy winter salad. If you have one handy, a small mandoline makes it easy to slice the Brussels and apple. To make it a dinner salad, top with shrimp or chicken.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
5 servings


  • 2 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • 1 tablespoon minced shallot

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • Ground pepper to taste

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 8 cups baby kale and/or frisée

  • 1 head Belgian endive, leaves separated

  • 1 cup very thinly sliced Brussels sprouts

  • 1 small red apple, thinly sliced

  • cup toasted walnuts

  • 4 fresh figs, halved or quartered if large

  • ¼ cup pomegranate seeds

  • 2 tablespoons dried cranberries


  1. Whisk vinegar, mustard, shallot, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Whisk in oil until well combined.

  2. Combine kale (and/or frisée), endive, Brussels sprouts, apple and walnuts in a large bowl. Drizzle with the dressing and toss to coat. Add a generous grinding of pepper. Top with figs, pomegranate seeds and dried cranberries.


To make ahead: Refrigerate dressing (Step 1) and salad (Step 2) separately for up to 4 hours; toss together just before serving.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

248 Calories
17g Fat
23g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 5
Serving Size about 2 cups each
Calories 248
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 23g 8%
Dietary Fiber 5g 19%
Total Sugars 15g
Added Sugars 2g 4%
Protein 4g 7%
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 2g 11%
Vitamin A 2788IU 56%
Vitamin C 47mg 52%
Folate 72mcg 18%
Sodium 174mg 8%
Calcium 77mg 6%
Iron 1mg 7%
Magnesium 42mg 10%
Potassium 434mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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