Copycat Cracker Barrel Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad Recipe

CRACKER BARREL COPYCAT RECIPE – BRUSSEL SPROUTS N KALE SALAD – SHREDDED BRUSSEL SPROUTS AND KALE, CRAISINS, AND PECANS, DRESSED IN A MAPLE VINAIGRETTECracker Barrel Recipes | Cracker Barrel Copycat Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad Recipe | Vegan Healthy Salad | Gluten free | Pecans Craisins Salad | Maple Vinaigrette Recipe | Healthy Meal Ideas | Healthy Recipes | Spring Summer Salads | Copycat Recipes | Six Clever SistersHave you tried this new side at Cracker Barrel? It’s a delicious healthy salad of shredded brussel sprouts and kale, craisins, and crunchy pecans, all dressed in a maple vinaigrette. And it’s so easy to make at home! I put this recipe together and it tastes just like the real deal πŸ™‚

You’ll just need 4 basic ingredients for the salad: brussel sprouts, kale, craisins, and pecans.

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Shred or chop the brussel sprouts and kale as thinly as possible. You want them to be like shaved strands. You should have fairly equal amounts of kale and brussel sprouts.Cracker Barrel Copycat Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad Recipe Vegan Healthy Salad Gluten free Pecans Craisins Maple Vinaigrette Six Clever Sisters

Toast the pecans in a skillet over high heat for 60-90 seconds. Add the pecans and the craisins to the bowl.Cracker Barrel Copycat Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad Recipe Vegan Healthy Salad Gluten free Pecans Craisins Maple Vinaigrette Six Clever Sisters

Next mix up the maple vinaigrette and pour it over the salad.Cracker Barrel Copycat Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad Recipe Vegan Healthy Salad Gluten free Pecans Craisins Maple Vinaigrette Six Clever Sisters

Toss salad until coated in vinaigrette and let sit in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.Cracker Barrel Copycat Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad Recipe Vegan Healthy Salad Gluten free Pecans Craisins Maple Vinaigrette Six Clever Sisters

That’s it! Such an easy and tasty fresh healthy side. πŸ™‚

Copycat Cracker Barrel Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad

Copycat Cracker Barrel Brussel Sprouts n Kale Salad

Shredded brussel sprouts and kale, craisins, and toasted pecans dressed in a maple vinaigrette

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch kale
  • 1 lb. brussel sprouts
  • 1 6 oz. bag craisins
  • 8 oz. chopped pecans

Maple Vinaigrette

  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/4 c. apple cider vinegar
  • 4 Tbs. maple syrup
  • 1 tsp. dry mustard

Instructions

  1. Shred or thinly slice kale and brussel sprouts and put in salad bowl.
  2. Toast pecans in skillet over high heat for 60-90 seconds.
  3. Add pecans and craisins to bowl.
  4. Blend all vinaigrette ingredients well.
  5. Pour vinaigrette over salad and stir to evenly coat. Let sit in fridge for at least 4 hours or overnight.

Editor’s note: This post was originally published in May 2017.

 

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20 Comments

  1. What would be considered a serving? I want to keep it around 300 calories if possible. Thank you for sharing.

  2. Great recipe! I’ve only had the cracker barrel version once but this tastes about like I remember. I used about half the amount of craisins and pecans – I used toasted, chopped pecans, maybe the flavor goes further? Easy enough to adjust to taste. The longer this sits in the fridge, the better it gets.

  3. John Butler

    Do you include the hard core of the Brussels Sprouts or remove it? Use a chopper to chop both Brussels Sprouts and Kale. Is there an easier method?

    • Hi John! We slice the hard core off of the end of the Brussel sprouts and throw it away. Then you can either slice the Brussel sprouts and kale by hand, or even use a food processor to chop them to the desired size!

  4. Cecelia Schroeder

    I love the salad at CB & couldn’t figure what is in the dressing (my husband says it’s too sweet). I made about half the recipe & it tastes great. Next time I will use my food processor because I think CB’s pieces are smaller. I also think letting the salad sit a few hours will improve it.

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  6. Anglwngss

    I couldn’t find craisens anywhere, so I used some frozen blueberries I had on hand. Otherwise, everything was as directed, and certainly just as delicious as Cracker Barrell’s version! Thank you so much for the recipe!!

  7. Pamela Romines

    I am addicted to this salad! Not only is it fresh and delicious, but it’s so easy to make because everything except the kale is on hand already. I usually leave out the brussel sprouts to quicken the process, and love adding fun ingredients to vary it up- like sliced strawberries, sunflower seeds, and feta! What a fabulous recipe! THANK YOU!

  8. I had the salad at Cracker Barrel last night and tasted celery in it, which I’m ok with leaving out but for celery lovers it is a nice addition

  9. I made this recipe and it was a total hit..I was asked by my guest for the recipe which I gladly shared. I did add the tiniest bit of pure stevia and I do mean tiny….it was DELICIOUS…thank you so much for sharing this recipe…

    • I made this recipe and it was a total hit..I was asked by my guest for the recipe which I gladly shared. I did add the tiniest bit of pure stevia and I do mean tiny….it was DELICIOUS…thank you so much for sharing this recipe…PS I used my food processor for the kale and brussel sprouts so easy….

  10. I made this copycat cracker barrell kale salad using your recipe….the dressing was horrible….just oily and no flavor….I had to “doctor it up” to get it to taste like cracker barrels kale salad….i used dijon mustard, added 3 x’s the maple syrup, and 1/2 the olive oil and apple cider vinegar instead of the ingredients you state in your recipe.

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