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26 Nov, 2014

Is there such a thing as a delicious brussels sprouts salad?

Posted by andrea tomkins in: Recipes and Food

The answer is yes, in case you were wondering.

I made this salad for lunch yesterday and it turned out really well. BEHOLD:

November 25 #dailylunches - Shaved raw brussels sprouts with bacon and egg.

If you grew up in the era of soggy, mushy, overcooked Brussels sprouts this might be the recipe that changes your life forever.

Here’s the original recipe. Clearly, the trick to avoiding overcooked Brussels sprouts is by not cooking them at all. HA.

I followed all of the directions in the recipe but added bacon on top (because, hello, BACON), used green onions instead of shallots, and added a dollop of honey to the dressing. That’s it!

Also, it is truly a good idea to let this dish rest at room temperature for awhile before serving. The flavours come together and the shaved Brussels sprouts soften in the lemony dressing. Let me know if you try this recipe!

1 Response to "Is there such a thing as a delicious brussels sprouts salad?"

1 | Carolyn

November 26th, 2014 at 3:36 pm


Andrea, I have an even better salad that I’ve been making for about 3 years now and 3 out of my 4 kids eat it which is a miracle itself! Cut the Brussels sprouts into ribbons, boil them for 4 minutes to blanch them, toss in some diced shallots and bacon bits and mix with melted butter as the dressing. Mmm mmm!

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