Kale & Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw with Pine Nut “Parm”

Vegan kale and brussels grow caesar slaw is a hearty and tasty take on the traditional that’s proper for fall and winter season amusing.

Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw with Kale, Chickpeas & Pine Nut

I tend to not take pleasure in leafy/water-heavy salads a lot this time of year. I simply feel cold because unshakeable wet method after I consume a huge romaine salad or something comparable in the winter season. The very same concept chooses shakes, however I still have them frequently due to the fact that some days are simply a little too insane to not blend-a-meal, you understand? This brussels grow Caesar slaw assists me cover my salad bases all year.

I do not mind some more fragile greens occasionally, like arugula or infant spinach, however I choose them topped with warm roasted veg, some prepared grains, and a little heat-spice operated in. I still often get my greens in however– either sautéed with chili and lemon, or roasted for crisp edges, extremely merely steamed, or chopped actually thin with some other veggies for a tangled-up slaw.

And clearly I understand a slaw is technically a cold salad, however it simply does not feel as cold. The veggies fit to this application normally have a lower water material, so that appears to assist. However I likewise take pleasure in stacking a slaw on top of some warm/roasted/saut éed foods frequently, so the cool element appears to go out as things are undoubtedly mixed/lightly wilted in the bowl. It assists that I normally serve this example at space temperature level too.

To even more my shaved salad-loving point here, I have actually been consistently making a winner of a kale slaw from Amy Chaplin’s book because I got it a couple of months earlier. It has fennel, cabbage, a sweet + velvety mustard cider dressing, a couple of other bits. I constantly include a shaved apple or pear to it too. It’s been my go-to for meals and other supper celebrations that require some green. Everybody enjoys it– I believe individuals are more available to various veg if the cuts are little.

However this slaw here. It’s type of a traditional example of what I like to do with food when I’m cooking for individuals in genuine time: take a tested flavour profile, embed some sort of seasonal component, and re-package it in a manner that is unexpected however tasty. Caesar dressing is extreme, thick and fatty on the scheme. A stronger, more robust green than romaine is a natural pairing for when the days are cold and our stubborn bellies require simply a bit more. I wished to make a slaw with all of those aspects and much more cruciferous veggies.

So we have Brussels grow Caesar slaw with a bit more crunch from the cabbage. The dressing is sunflower seed-based due to the fact that I value how inexpensive it is. The seeds’ capability to get remarkably velvety when soaked and mixed up is quite wild. There’s a touch of maple syrup in the dressing to stimulate that sweet taste from roasted garlic– due to the fact that I was sort of in a rush and possibly didn’t have time to roast a bulb.

I crisped up chickpeas in the oven with some bacon-suggestive components like smoked paprika and tamari. After a fast roast, the chickpeas even have a chewy and meaty texture– simply best for this. Here’s some more winter salad motivation for you: broccoli and quinoa salad with horseradish, packed Brussels grow salad with apples and velvety hemp dressing, and a broccoli rabe and kale harvest salad with cranberry dressing.

Gon na nearby keeping it light, breezy, and green today. I lastly get my upper kitchen area racks installed today, and absolutely nothing on the planet can bring me below that. Shelfies remain in my future!;-RRB- Big hugs, all. xo

Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw with Kale, Chickpeas & Pine Nut

Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw with Kale, Chickpeas & Pine Nut

Kale & Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw with Pine Nut “Parm”

Vegan kale and brussels grow caesar slaw is a hearty and tasty take on the traditional that’s proper for fall and winter season amusing.

PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 20 minutes OVERALL TIME 45 minutes

Course Salad, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 6

Author: Laura Wright


  • Mixer
  • Food Mill



  • 1/2 cup raw sunflower seeds (soaked for a minimum of 2 hours)
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 tablespoons dietary yeast
  • 1/4 teaspoons tamari soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons tahini
  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 3 cloves of garlic, peeled
  • 4(* )tablespoons olive oil 1
  • teaspoon maple syrup sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4
  • cup water, plus additional PINE NUT” PARM”


  • cup raw pine nuts 2
  • tablespoons raw sesame seeds 2
  • teaspoons lemon passion 1
  • tablespoon dietary yeast SMOKY CHICKPEAS


  • cup prepared chickpeas 1
  • teaspoon smoked paprika 1/4
  • teaspoon tamari soy sauce 1/2
  • teaspoon(* )maple syrup SALAD 1(* )big lot lacinato kale


  • pound brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 head of green cabbage Directions
  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Line a baking sheet with parchment and reserved. Drain pipes the sunflower seeds and position them in an upright mixer. Include the lemon juice, dietary yeast, tamari, tahini, dijon, garlic, olive oil, maple syrup, salt, pepper, and 1/4 cup of water. Mix on high up until you have a smooth mix. Gradually include more water by the teaspoon up until you have a dressing that will run the back of a spoon. Scrape the dressing into a sealable container and cool up until all set to utilize.(* )For the pine nut “parm”, in a food mill or dry ingredient-friendly mixer pitcher, integrate the pine nuts, sesame seeds, lemon passion, dietary yeast, salt, and pepper. Blend/Pulse up until you have a crumbly mix. Inspect it for spices and change if essential. Reserve.

Towel dry the prepared chickpeas and position them on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Spray the smoked paprika, tamari, maple syrup, salt, and pepper over top. Toss chickpeas gently to coat and move the tray into the oven. Roast chickpeas up until a little crispy, about 20 minutes, making certain to stir them around one or two times. Reserve.

  • While chickpeas are roasting, slice kale, brussels sprouts, and cabbage into slaw-appropriate shreds. I knifed the kale and mandolin-sliced the brussels sprouts and cabbage. Location all veggie shreds in a big bowl and toss with about half of the caesar dressing, a little additional lemon juice, some salt, and pepper. Spray the pine nut “parm” and smoky chickpeas on the top to end up and serve instantly.
  • Notes
  • There will be additional dressing, however I make sure you might discover some innovative methods to utilize it up. It absolutely holds up as a terrific veggie dip.
  • Likewise, if you enjoy that very velvety, nearly fatty type of texture in a velvety dressing, do not hesitate to utilize drenched raw cashews in location of the sunflower seeds.
  • Published in fall, velvety, earthy, gluten totally free, fast, refined sugar-free, salad, salty, side meal, vegan, winter season


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  • 47 remarks

Yes! Definitely with you on the requirement for a little heat at this time of year however still wishing to discover methods to get enough of those leafy greens into my body. This seems like the prefect compromise + that pine nut “parm” is absolutely motivated. Reply Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar

  • Such a spectacular salad!! Yearning every piece of this!

    Reply lynsey|lynseylovesfood

  • Heart-eyes emoji undoubtedly! xo

    Reply Taylor @ Food Faith Physical Fitness

  • This is dang most beautiful slaw that I ever did see!! I enjoy that you utilized a lot various plant and a little cabbage for the crunch!

    Seriously however. Still oogling these pictures!

  • Reply

    valentina|sweet kabocha
    I’ va simply consumed a lacinato kale salad:-RRB- I typically massage it with lemon juice, a pinch of salt and flaxseed oil.
    Btw: I absolutely concur with you about salads in winter season and I will attempt your dish for parmesan– I make my own with cashews, wheat bacterium, dietary yeast and a pinch of salt ^_^

  • Reply

    Cruciferous slaw for the win! The supreme winter season salad right here– whatever my body/tastebuds needs/want.;-RRB-
    Reply Lindsey

  • Yes, lady! Salads with littles heat and heart dressings/sauces is absolutely the method to go this time of year! Love how you discovered such a charming balance in between pine nuts + sesame seeds for your parm, and lemon passion blended in there sounds so so great! (can’t wait to make it!) And I suggested to inform you recently, your brand-new gal seems like an outright gem! We’re commemorating a year with our little person quickly, and it’s been the outright finest having him around, so I can simply picture the sensations you’re indulging in! xo!

    Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan

  • That parm! (heart eye emojis times 100!) Likewise, that dressing looks beyond remarkable and I might come down with this salad in the winter season. There is something about salads with great deals of garnishes and velvety dressing that makes them feel juuuust a bit hearty, ya dig?

    Reply Jessie Snyder|Faring Well

  • Goodness these pictures are beautiful. And Scott is going to be happy about this dish, caesar salads are his favorite. Thanks for the incredible imagination and spruce you provided an otherwise usually dull dish to me! I enjoy all the components, particularly those sunflower seeds. And congrats on getting racks! Woot woot!

    Reply Sini|My Blue & White Kitchen Area

  • Ceasar slaw? Damn, lady! I really believe that it’s tough to discover a truly great Ceasar salad as they’re frequently too heavy with dressing that does not even taste that great. So usually I’m rather cautious with where I buy one. This slaw, nevertheless, looks divine! What a soothing, good-to-you winter season salad. I’ve never ever consumed dietary yeast; possibly I should offer it a shot? Or I utilize parmesan rather. Anyhow, I enjoy this. I seriously do, Laura.

    Hope you have a terrific week,

  • Reply

    Brian @ Kitchen Area Dominance

    This slaw appears like something I require to enter into, especially if I wish to enhance my veg video game this year. Do you believe that replacing ground up raw cashews for the dietary yeast would work?
    Reply Laura Wright

  • Hi There Brian, the dietary yeast has a truly unique, tacky, well-rounded flavour that I do not believe can be reproduced by anything besides real-deal cheese. If you can’t obtain some dietary yeast, you may have much better luck changing the it with some sliced up olives rather.

    – L Reply

    • Caitlin

      i enjoy the method you discuss food. this salad looks wonderful. i entirely concur with you on salads this time of year. they simply do not fill the heat that soups, stews, and roasted veggies do.
      Reply erin {tasty dinner}

  • Oh my Laura, naturally I’m constantly attracted by your pictures, and today as soon as I read your description of this delicious ceasar/slaw action and I discovered myself drooling. Seriously girl. Drooling.

    xoxox to you,

  • Reply

    Sarah from Soymilk + Honey
    This looks wonderful! Yes please to anything with kale and brussels sprouts. Gorgeous pictures!
    Reply dana

  • Significant DROOL! WANT WANT WANT!

    Reply sarah b.

  • Very first time I ever had a kale caesar was at an enjoyable little area in New York City back then, it had roasted chickpeas like this and it was such an unforgettable one. You are a salad goddess Laura! This looks SO tasty, very motivated to consume my huge bag of costco pine nuts now, seriously! Caring that very first shot too. Cheers babe!

    Reply Jodi

  • I do not believe there is ever such a thing as a lot of vegan kale ceasar dishes! And lady, yours appearances definitely divine! Beautiful as constantly xx

    Reply Deryn @ Operating On Genuine Food

  • Wow, that is one stunning, spectacular salad! It’s going on my must-make-very-soon list! Thank you !!

    Reply Jenny Griffith

  • Your pictures are so stunning! Do you utilize lightroom or photoshop to modify your pictures?

    Jenny Reply

  • Laura Wright

    Hi There Jenny, I utilize Lightroom primarily. And I’ll include that I have actually VSCO movie set up into Lightroom and experiment with that a fair bit too. Thanks!:-RRB-

    – L Reply

    • Jessica DeMarra

      Love this meal, from the salad to the bowl itself. In some cases to consume a substantial bowl of raw veggies in the dead of winter season, you simply require a truly great dressing and I believe this one sounds terrific. I am envious of all your stunning sunshine pictures. If I were to conjecture like these the image would simply be intense orange (I am on the sunset side of my structure). Simply all so charming!
      Reply Heather

  • Laura, I got so thrilled about this I altered the salad I was bringing over to a buddy’s home last night to make this! (well, simply the parm and dressing due to the fact that I currently had a mega-pack of infant greens in the refrigerator). I downsized the variety of garlic cloves to 1 big one due to the fact that I’m delicate to raw garlic, and utilized a heaping tablespoon of sesame seeds due to the fact that in some way (gasp!) I ran out tahini. This might be the only caesar dressing I consume for the rest of my life. Everybody at my pals’ home liked it a lot they seethed I didn’t make a larger salad. I can’t wait to make the complete blown dish for my male this weekend:-RRB- Thanks for sharing your skills with the world!

    Reply The VegHog

  • This is an excellent and healthy looking meal, a salad after my own heart.

    the-veghog. blogspot.co.uk Reply

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    Reply Millie l Include A Little

  • This looks so remarkable!! I enjoy how hearty and tasty this looks Laura!

    kristie {birch and wild}

  • The pictures drew me in, the components made me very thinking about making this salad today. Damn, you constantly make me wish to up my video game.

    Reply Anna

  • OMG these images are to crave!! Now I’m starving!! Can’t wait to attempt it in your home!!:-RRB-

    xx https://aspoonfulofnature.wordpress.com/

  • Reply

    Hannah Siegmund @ ThisVeganWhimsy
    All I need to state is YUM!! I do not like a great deal of cold salad much in the winter season either, however this looks simply tasty.

    Reply Lindsey @ hart & garnet

  • Could not concur more! All winter season long I keep producing “a warm salad”, or something tossed in “a warm vinaigrette” not understanding just how much I’m preventing the New york city chill. I can’t even deal with cold dressings nowadays, put whatever at space temperature level! My bones are cold! Fantastic dish, particularly the chickpeas!

    Reply cynthia

  • Man. YES. You have actually simply put what I could not articulate into words– it’s the water material! Water-heavy salads simply feel so not-right this time of year. There’s something a lot more gratifying about significant, toothsome kale and collards nowadays. This slaw looks a-mazing– I can simply picture the gratifying crunch and the creaminess of all of it. Absolutely best.

    Reply elanan

  • This is on my must-make list this weekend! Wondering for how long the dressing would hold up for if cooled, having a batch on hand would make week night salads a lot more attractive!

    Reply Laura Wright

  • Hi Elenan, I kept my wearing the refrigerator for about 4 days. I had it in a tupperware and put a layer of saran wrap straight onto the surface area of the dressing prior to I put the cover on the container. This was simply an additional cautionary type of relocation versus any skin forming on the surface area.

    – L Reply

    • thefolia

      Magnificently explained, superbly caught … delighted feasting!
      Reply David

  • Fantastic blog site

    Reply Anna

  • Hi There Laura, This was definitely tasty!! I subbed the garbanzos for polenta croutons which ran out this world. The vegan cheesiness video game is strong here– remarkable tastes. What a reward. This absolutely gets conserved for a remake! Thanks:-RRB- Anna

    Reply Jenny

  • Hi There Laura–

    Simply made the dressing and pine nut fall apart for a celebration this weekend. I was questioning how you keep the fall apart?

  • Jenny

    Hi There Jenny, I simply position the pine nut parm in a tupperware and cool it if I have some remaining or I’m prepping it beforehand.
    – L Reply

    • Sarah|Well and Complete

      #ForYourHealth– Dr. Steve Brule;-RRB-
      Reply Phyllis

  • I do not have lacinato/dino kale. Can I utilize any kale? Just how much in ounces would you approximate 2 lots to be?

    Reply Laura

  • Any kind of kale is great and you desire 4 jam-packed cups of chopped kale overall.

    – L Reply

    • Maria Angela Yanita

      I attempted your dish and the dressing sauce simply beyond great. Though I will put more garlic because I’m a garlic individual. It’s remarkable. I believe I will utilize it a lot. Thanks for sharing!
      Reply Sara

  • Love your dishes! I made this one (together with Veganomicon’s Lemony Roasted Potatoes) for my partner’s household and they stated it the very best salad ever. I’ll absolutely be making it once again quickly. Thanks for all the motivation!

    Reply Christy

  • I have roasted sunflower seeds– will that work?

    Reply Laura

  • Hi There Christy,

    They will work, however they will offer the dressing a more toasted flavour. You might wish to change the completed dressing with more lemon juice or maybe a touch of sweet taste to stabilize it out.
    – L

    • Reply

      Angelina Perry
      hey! for this dish can you utilize hulled sunflower seeds? and if so, do you still need to soak them! please lmk!
      Reply Laura

  • Yes, you desire sunflower seeds without the hull! You will soak them for the very same quantity of time.

    – L Reply

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