Kale & Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Avocado Caesar Dressing


This salad combines the flavors of a Caesar salad with tender green lacinato kale and the crunch of raw, shaved Brussels sprouts. The brown-butter breadcrumbs add additional crunch and a nutty, toasted flavor. Serve with grilled chicken for an added boost of protein.

Kale and Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad
Photo: Photographer: Jen Causey, Food Stylist: Margret Monroe Dickey, Prop Stylist: Christine Keely
Active Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
20 mins


  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter

  • ¼ cup whole-wheat panko breadcrumbs

  • 1 small avocado (about 6 ounces), mashed

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

  • 1 tablespoon white miso

  • 2 cloves garlic, grated

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard

  • 1 teaspoon ground pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 bunches lacinato kale (about 8 ounces each), stemmed and chopped

  • 12 ounces fresh Brussels sprouts, trimmed and thinly sliced


  1. Melt butter in a medium nonstick skillet over medium heat. Cook, swirling the pan occasionally, until the butter turns golden brown and smells nutty, 2 to 3 minutes. Stir in panko; cook, stirring constantly, until coated in butter and toasted, 1 to 2 minutes. Transfer to a paper-towel-lined bowl.

  2. Process avocado, lemon juice, Parmesan, miso, garlic, mustard, pepper and salt in a mini food processor until combined, about 30 seconds. Add oil; process until thickened and smooth, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Transfer to a large bowl.

  3. Add kale to the bowl with the dressing. Using clean hands, massage the dressing into the kale to soften it, 1 to 2 minutes. Add sliced Brussels sprouts and toss to combine. Top with the toasted breadcrumbs.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

237 Calories
16g Fat
21g Carbs
7g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size about 1 cup
Calories 237
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 21g 8%
Dietary Fiber 7g 25%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 7g 14%
Total Fat 16g 21%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Vitamin A 14327IU 287%
Vitamin C 163mg 181%
Vitamin E 3mg 18%
Folate 59mcg 15%
Vitamin K 107mcg 89%
Sodium 296mg 13%
Calcium 189mg 15%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 23mg 5%
Potassium 379mg 8%
Zinc 1mg 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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