Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad

This crunchy and filling salad will make you feel all grown up – it is made out of brussel sprouts after all. Yes, brussel sprouts. But, trust us, you would never know you were eating brussel sprouts if we didn’t share this recipe with you. It will quickly become a favorite meal of yours, we promise.
Bacon and Brussel Sprout Salad
Author: Pinch of Yum, adapted from Michael Chiarello at Bottega
brussel sprout salad
Prep time:  40 mins
Total time:  40 mins

Serves: 8-14

 Ingredients
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 orange
  • 1 large shallot, minced
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • salt and pepper
  • 6 slices cooked bacon, crumbled or chopped
  • 4 dozen brussel sprouts
  • 1 cup almonds
  • 1 cup grated Pecorino-Romano cheese (we made it without the cheese)
Instructions
  1. Cook and crumble the bacon.
  2. Squeeze the juice of the lemon and orange into a large bowl with the shallots. Pour the oil into the bowl in a steady stream, whisking to form an emulsion (it should appear more creamy and less transparent). Season generously with salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.
  3. Using a mandoline, shave the brussel sprouts (not including the stems) into thin slices to make a shredded/slaw texture. I rinsed and dried mine again after shaving them just to be sure they were totally clean.
  4. Place the almonds in a food processor and pulse until chopped coarsely. Add ¾ of the almonds, cheese, and bacon to the shredded brussel sprouts; toss to combine. When ready to serve, toss with the dressing and sprinkle remaining almonds, cheese, and bacon over the top. If needed, add a few more tablespoons of olive oil and toss.
Notes
The serving size depends on how you are eating it. If it’s for an entree sized portion, you’ll get about 8-10 servings. If it’s a side, it could be closer to 14. Keep in the fridge for 1-2 days.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 10 servings Calories: 284 Fat: 22 grams Saturated fat: 4.5 grams Unsaturated fat: 17.5 grams Carbohydrates: 11 grams Sugar: 2 grams Fiber: 5 grams Protein: 11 grams Cholesterol: 11 grams

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