Happy Halloween! As I said last week, we are pretty lame around here and will most likely be watching a movie in the dark so that people don’t think we are home, haha. We did give candy out the last two years, but with a baby who will probably be sleeping and a cat who is afraid of doorbells, I think it will be much less stressful to lay low and pretend we aren’t home.
I am looking forward to when Elijah is older though and we can have fun trick or treating. But, for now, there will be no dressing up. However, we might buy a bag of candy to eat all to ourselves 🙂
Now, let’s talk slaw. I’m pretty picky when it comes to my slaw and don’t like anything too sweet or wet with dressing, which is why I only like the homemade stuff. I originally thought this could just be a fun fall dish, but now I’m thinking it would be a great holiday side. I know you don’t see cole slaw on the Thanksgiving table very often, but I love cold salads and brussels sprouts so it is starting to sound pretty perfect to me!
However you choose to enjoy this slaw (I’m putting it on tacos next week!) I know you will love the crunchy bite of the brussels sprouts and the creaminess of the dressing. It’s a delicious side dish that everyone will love!Print
Brussels Sprout Slaw
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- 6 cups shredded brussels sprouts, about 1 pound
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries
- 2 tablespoons roasted, salted pepitas
- 1/2 cup mayo (I used vegan Just Mayo)
- 3 teaspoons water
- 2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1/8 teaspoon celery seed
- Add all dressing ingredients to a large bowl and wisk until combined.
- Next, add the shredded brussels sprouts (I used a sharp knife to thinly slice them), dried cranberries and peptias to the bowl and mix until everything is evenly coated with dressing.
- Slaw can be served immediately or stored in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.
- Prep Time: 15 mins
- Category: Side, Gluten Free, Vegan
Gayle @ Pumpkin 'N Spice says
The extent of my Halloween is passing out candy to the trick-or-treaters and trying not to get my dog to go nuts at the doorbell! Watching movies sounds like the perfect plan to me, too. Especially if I had this slaw to munch on. Looks so good, Izzy! Love the cranberries and pepitas in here!
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haha yeahhh Emma doesn’t do well with the doorbell so Halloween is always interesting! Your night sounds pretty darn good to me! And this slaw! So many of my favorites!
I’d rather pretend I’m not home for Halloween too! haha I love making slaws with brussels sprouts and I could seriously eat this whole bowl full. Love those pepitas and dried cranberries!
Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health says
I don’t blame you for wanting to lay low with Elijah in the house now. A sleeping baby is much more important than handing out candy!
I love the idea to use brussels sprouts in place of cabbage in this slaw! It looks so simple to whip up too. I will definitely be giving this one a try!