December 6th, 2012

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

If you’re looking for a fresh new way to serve Brussels sprouts, then I’ve got the perfect recipe for you! This Brussels Sprouts and Bacon Salad with Cranberries is easily the tastiest thing I’ve every done with Brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

After experiencing this salad, I may never eat cooked Brussels sprouts again!  Which isn’t really saying much, since I rarely eat cooked Brussels sprouts to begin with. The point is, I absolutely loved this salad, and kept wondering why I’d never though of using Brussels sprouts in a slaw-like salad before.  They are, after all, a lot like tiny cabbages.

It doesn’t take long to finely slice your Brussels sprouts by hand, but if you want a really fine shred, run them through a food processor. Just be sure not to mix everything up until right before serving. You don’t want your delicious salad getting soggy.

Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

I served this salad for Thanksgiving dinner and I’m planning to serve it again at Christmas.  I think the festive colors will make for a beautiful presentation on my holiday table.  And I love a side dish that isn’t going to take up oven space.  Who knew Brussels sprouts could be so exciting?
 

Brussels Sprout & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

Preparation 30 min Total Time 0:30

Ingredients

  • Zest and juice of one lemon
  • Juice of one orange
  • 1 large shallot, finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 dozen Brussels sprouts
  • 6 slices bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1/2 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  1. In a medium bowl, combine lemon juice and zest, orange juice, shallot, and garlic.
  2. Pour the oil into the bowl in a steady stream, whisking constantly. Continue whisking until mixture is more creamy than transparent. Stir in sugar then season with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Using a food processor or mandolin, thinly slice the Brussels sprouts (not including the stems) to make a shredded/slaw texture.
  4. When ready to serve, toss the Brussels sprouts with the dressing. Stir in the bacon, almonds and dried cranberries.

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Brussels Sprouts & Bacon Salad with Cranberries

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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Pinch of Yum 

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Comments

  1. This sounds wonderful. I am going to pin this for my holiday party!

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  3. First, let me tell you… I HATE Brussels sprouts. That is, until I made this salad the other day. This was ABSOLUTELY delicious! Instead of shredded sprouts, I made this more as a chopped salad texture. Also used those honey roasted almond slices to kick up the sweetness a notch. Next time I may hold back a little on the shallots (personal preference). Thanks, Danelle, for changing up my boring salad routine!!

 

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