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Shaved Asparagus and Brussels Sprouts Salad With Kefir Ranch Dressing

Nourish your gut health with this salad featuring asparagus, Brussels sprouts, and cashews tossed in a probiotic-rich dressing.
asparagus and brussels sprout salad
  • Makes 2 servings
  • Prep Time 15 minutes
  • Cook Time 0 minutes



  • 1 lb. asparagus spears, ends trimmed
  • 1 dozen Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed
  • ¼ cup chopped cashews


  • ⅓ cup plain kefir
  • ¼ cup mayonnaise
  • 1 clove garlic, chopped
  • 1 tbs. chopped fresh parsley (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 1 tbs. chopped fresh dill (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 2 tsp. lemon juice
  • ½ tsp. sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper to taste


Using a vegetable peeler, shave the asparagus into thin ribbons. Use a knife or mandoline to thinly slice the Brussels sprouts.
In a food processor or blender, blend the kefir, mayonnaise, garlic, herbs, lemon juice, salt, and pepper until smooth.
Toss the vegetables with the dressing, top with the chopped cashews, and serve.


For more nutritious dishes to heal your gut lining and support your microbiome,
see “5 Recipes for a Happy, Healthy Gut.”


Photography: Terry Brennan; Food Styling: Betsy Nelson

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Kate Morgan

Kate Morgan is a Pennsylvania-based writer and recipe developer.


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