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Bacon and Blue Brussels Sprouts Salad

This salad is made with fresh Brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, blue cheese crumbles and dressed in a warm bacon vinaigrette.
Course Salad
Keyword brussel sprouts
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Lyuba Brooke

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts just the heads
  • 5 crispy bacon strips save the grease after baking bacon, you will need it for dressing
  • 1/4 cup blue cheese crumbles
  • 2 raw bacon strips
  • 2 Tbsp bacon grease
  • 1 large shallot
  • 1/4 cup walnuts
  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • Salt

Instructions

  1. I recommend cooking your bacon in the oven, bacon comes out much tastier that way and grease doesn't cook out, so you can save it.
  2. Slice Brussels sprouts as thin as you can. You can use a slicer attachment on a food processor if you have one, that might save you a lot of time.
  3. Place sliced Brussels sprouts in a mixing bowl and add blue cheese crumbles.
  4. Crumble crispy bacon and add it to the bowl as well. Set aside.
  5. Preheat a small cooking pan over medium heat.
  6. Dice 2 raw bacon strips and slice shallot thin.
  7. Add diced bacon to the pan and cook for a couple of minutes.
  8. Add shallots and continue cooking until bacon is cooked. Add bacon grease.
  9. Add walnuts and saute for just a minute or two. Season with some salt.
  10. In a small bowl, combine vinegar and sugar and mix.
  11. Add the entire content of the pan to the bowl with vinegar and mix well.
  12. Add dressing to the bowl with Brussels sprouts and mix everything well. Season with some salt and transfer into a serving dish.

Recipe Notes

Recipe from Lyuba @ willcookforsmiles.com All images and content are copyright protected. Please do not use my images without prior permission. If you want to share this recipe, please simply link back to this post for the recipe. Thank you.