Sauteed smoked sausage is the perfect addition to this Brussels sprout salad dressed with walnuts, cranberries, and cider vinaigrette.

Recipe Summary

20 mins
5 mins
25 mins
8 servings


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • In a large skillet, cook and stir sausage slices over medium heat about 5 minutes or until browned. Set aside to cool slightly.

  • For vinaigrette, in a small bowl, combine cider vinegar, shallot, honey, mustard, salt, and pepper. Slowly whisk in olive oil and beat until combined.

  • In a large bowl, combine cooked sausage, Brussels sprouts, red onion, walnuts, and dried cranberries. Drizzle with vinaigrette. Gently toss.

  • Serve immediately or cover and chill up to 4 hours.

Cook's Note:

Feel free to substitute onion for the shallot.

Nutrition Facts

368 calories; protein 10.3g; carbohydrates 20.2g; fat 28.3g; cholesterol 31mg; sodium 616.5mg. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
I changed the recipe by adding three big spoonfuls of bacon grease and I did not add the sugar to the recipe. It turned out delicious. Read More
11 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
The variety of flavors in the salad were excellent. If I were to make again I might steam the Brussels Sprouts for a minute or two just so they were not raw. I did use cashews as that is what I had. I also used pomegranate Craisins. I highly recommend them in this! Overall would be great side salad in a potluck. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
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Rating: 5 stars
Great recipe. Will be making this again!!! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Really enjoyed the tangy sweet and crunchy flavor and texture of this salad. I would use fewer brussels sprouts next time and more dressing. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Review is under my picture. Small changes. Spam instead of sausage. Steamable package of fresh brussel sprouts cut then shredded them. Toasted my own walnuts. Used only purple onion asked for not shallots. So good. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I changed the recipe by adding three big spoonfuls of bacon grease and I did not add the sugar to the recipe. It turned out delicious. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
I didn't have any walnuts, so I used sunflower seeds. That's the only change I made. I will probably make this again. I could not, however, figure out why it's so high in carbs. The only reason I can see is the cranberries, but, even then, you get only a couple of cranberries in a serving of salad. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
I used Hillshire Farm Turkey Sausage and followed the recipe to a "t". I really liked the sausage walnuts dried cranberries and the dressing but I did not care for the raw brussels sprouts. I think if I make this again I'll just use mixed salad greens instead. The raw brussels sprouts gave it a bitter taste in my opinion. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I really enjoyed this salad. In my opinion there should be either less Brussels sprouts or more of everything else including dressing. I used pecans instead of walnuts because they were what I had. I totally forgot them when I took the picture but remembered with the first bite. I especially like the crunch of this fresh salad. Read More