Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

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Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
30 mins

This Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing is a tasty and healthy salad that’s done in 30 minutes! It’s the perfect easy side dish recipe with only 162 calories per serving.

Need another hearty salad recipe? Try my Kale Chicken Caesar Salad!

Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

We have officially almost made it to the end of the year!

And let me tell you, I know my tummy will be happy to have this year end. It is stuffed to the brim and my parents haven’t even come yet! (guess I need to lay off the Christmas cookies … hehe) Have you noticed the year always seems to start off great you’re eating super healthy, then the summer comes around and everything is delicious with loads of fresh fruit, salads, and all things grilled … and then the fall happens. Oh the fall … Everything comfort food, soups, stews, sweets, treats, and cocktails! We do it every year, and you know what I wouldn’t have it any other way.

Would you?

Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad topped with dried cranberries and Honey Dijon Dressing in a bowl

Now, I’m gonna assume that since today is December 23 most of you sweet people already have your Christmas Menu planned and based on how the grocery store looked today (I had to drive around for 5 minutes looking for a parking spot at the grocery store, ridiculous … ), maybe even have all the food for said menu purchased as well!

However, if you’re not in that category of “uber organized” let me throw one more holiday side dish at you!

This Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad with a Honey Dijon Dressing! Ohhhhh Ahhhhh!!!

Collage of Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad ingredients and the completed salad topped with Honey Dijon DressingWhy I Love This Healthy Salad

This Salad basically has all of my favorite things … brussels sprouts, asparagus, goat cheese, and a homemade honey dijon dressing!! I can’t get enough of my honey dijon combo, sweet and tangy is the way to go always!

I literally have made this salad twice in the past two weeks and have devoured it myself over several days! I am addicted, no questions asked.

It is great served cold the next day BUT I prefer it fresh when the asparagus is warm and added to the salad because the warmth of the asparagus melts the goat cheese a little bit for one killer bite!

Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad topped with Honey Dijon Dressing in a bowl

Even though I’m giving this salad to you for a holiday side dish, it can easily be thrown into the mix of healthy salad options for the New Year at only 162 calories a serving, even if you double the portion – which I do – it’s still only 342 calories! Woot Woot!

Brussel Sprout Salads have become a favorite of mine. I usually buy sprouts instead of kale now just because I love the flavor and the finely chopped pieces. Everything tastes better when it is chopped up nice and small, don’t you think!?

The only part that can get a little tedious about this salad is shaving the sprouts, but once you get in the groove you’ll be done before you know it!

Asparagus spears on a baking sheet
I hope you enjoy this salad as much as I do, it may hurt a little if you don’t because I am obsessed with this salad!

On a side note, what kind of recipes are you guys looking to see for the new year? Smoothies? Salads? Lightened up Main Dishes? Snacks?

Drop me a note and let me know!

Bon Appetite my friends!

I hope you have a Merry Christmas with your family! Muah!

Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad topped with Honey Dijon Dressing in a bowl

Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad topped with Honey Dijon Dressing - a tasty, healthy, easy to make salad done in 30 minutes that's sure to be a favorite! Perfect for the holidays or a fresh start to the new year at only 162 calories! | #glutenfree #vegetarian

Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing

  • Author: Krista
  • prep_time Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • cook_time Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • total_time Total Time: 30 minutes
  • yield Yield: 6-8 servings 1x
  • category Category: Side Dish
  • method Method: Oven
  • cuisine Cuisine: American


This Asparagus & Brussel Sprout Salad with Honey Dijon Dressing is a tasty and healthy salad that’s done in 30 minutes! It’s the perfect easy side dish recipe with only 162 calories per serving.



  • 16 oz brussel sprout, shaved
  • 1 bunch of asparagus, bottom 2″ cut off
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • 1/4 cup pecan pieces
  • 2 oz. goat cheese, crumbled
  • 1 tablespoon stone ground mustard
  • 3 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon raw honey
  • salt & pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 400.
  2. Add the prepared asparagus to baking sheet. Season with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt. Toss to coat. Spread asparagus out on baking sheet into a single layer.
  3. Bake for 15 minutes. Remove and cut asparagus into 2″ sticks. Set aside.
  4. To a large bowl add shaved brussel sprouts, cranberries, pecan pieces, goat cheese, and asparagus.
  5. In a small bowl, add stone ground mustard, white balsamic vinegar, remaining olive oil, raw honey, and salt and pepper to taste. Whisk until oil and vinegar are no longer separated.
  6. Add dressing to the salad, toss to coat everything and serve.


To shave brussel sprouts: Trim the end off the sprout then slice the brussel sprout in half. Place the flat side of the brussel sprout on the cutting board and then thinly slice the brussel sprout.


  • Serving Size: 3/4 cup
  • Calories: 162
  • Sugar: 7 g
  • Sodium: 281 mg
  • Fat: 11 g
  • Carbohydrates: 13 g
  • Fiber: 3 g
  • Protein: 4 g
  • Cholesterol: 3 mg

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20 Responses
  1. Thalia @ butter and brioche

    this is a beautiful salad, and so fresh! loving that vinaigrette especially.. i think i will be making it!

  2. Jeff

    Dang – 2 of my favorite veggies with my (quite possibly) my favorite sauce/dressing. Definitely going to try this and report back. Thank you Krista!

  3. Kelly

    This gorgeous salad has all my favorite things too! I love anything with asparagus and brussels! It looks so fresh, healthy and festive! Hope you and your family have an amazing Christmas, Krista! <3

    1. Krista @ Joyful Healthy Eats

      We are two peas in a pod. I could eat asparagus and brussels sprouts everyday!

      We had a great Christmas and holiday season, I hope your family did too Kelly! Hugs!

  4. Jenny B | Honey and Birch

    This salad is truly lovely! While my Christmas menu is planned, my husband and I usually have a 2-person Christmas dinner after and *that* menu is still up in the air. Gonna show this to my boo and see what he thinks!

  5. Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet

    I’m loving everything about this salad, what a fabulous combination of flavors and ingredients, seriously can’t wait to try it!

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