Holiday Brussels Sprout Salad

Are you still looking for the perfect side dish to take over to your parent’s house. Well, I am going to hook you up! This Holiday Brussels sprout salad is not only delicious, but it’s also hearty, easy to make, and the longer it sits, the better it gets.

Now there are a few different reasons why this salad is so special. The contrast of sweet and salty in any dish is always a party in your mouth and this is no different. The saltiness of the bacon and toasted nuts paired with the sweetness of fresh and dried fruit and the sweet and tangy lemon vinaigrette creates a level of flavor that hits the spot every time.

If you know me, you know we love a good salad over here. This one is that Gworl! It’s crunchy, sweet, tangy and the perfect crowd pleaser.

What you need to make Brussels Sprout Salad

  • Bacon
  • Shaved Brussels sprouts
  • Red onion
  • Apple
  • pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries
  • toasted pine nuts
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Lemon vinaigrette

One thing that is so great about this recipe is how customizable it is. It’s very easy to switch up the ingredients to yours and your family’s preferences. Just keep the Brussels sprouts as the base and then add anything you have on hand or your favorite combinations. If there are nut allergies around the table, omit the pine nuts and try adding more dried fruits, seeds, or vegetables. Whatever ingredients you decide on, this is one salad the whole family will love.

For more holiday menu inspiration, head to our Recipes index and select your special occasion form the menu.

Let’s get cooking

Let’s get cooking

Holiday Brussels Sprout Salad

Brussels sproutS salad is the ultimate crowd pleaser. It’s deliciously crunchy, sweet & salty. Paired with the perfect tangy lemon vinaigrette. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday menu.
Brussels sproutS salad is the ultimate crowd pleaser. It’s deliciously crunchy, sweet & salty. Paired with the perfect tangy lemon vinaigrette. It’s the perfect addition to your holiday menu.
Prep Time:20 mins
Cook Time:10 mins
Total Time:30 mins
Yields:6 Serves
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Ingredients

  • 1/4

    cup pine nuts

  • 4

    slices no-sugar added bacon

  • 12

    ounces shaved Brussels sprouts 

  • 1

    small honeycrisp apple, sliced 

  • 1/2

    a purple onion, sliced

  • 1/3

    cup pomegranate seeds or dried cranberries 

  • 1/2

    cup grated parmesan cheese, plus more to garnish 

  • greens of 2 scallions, finely chopped

  • 1/2

    a batch of lemon vinaigrette 

  • 2

    tbsps maple syrup

  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. First, I suggest you make a full batch of our lemon vinaigrette so it’s ready to dress the salad. Then move on to preparing the salad.
  2. Heat a skillet (I prefer a cast iron skillet) over medium heat and add the pine nuts to the pan. Toast the nuts until they are golden, about 3-5 minutes. Remove the nuts from the pan and set aside.
  3. Now, add the bacon to the same skillet and cook until it’s crisp, about 8 minutes. Remove the bacon from the pan and set it aside. Pour the bacon grease into a small bowl and set aside.
  4. Add the Brussels sprouts, apple, onion, pomegranate seeds, Parmesan cheese and scallions to a large bowl and set aside.
  5. Pour a half batch of Lemon vinaigrette into the same bowl with the bacon grease along with the maple syrup. Whisk until well combined. Taste the vinaigrette and adjust seasoning to your taste.
  6. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and toss to combine. Taste the salad and season with salt and pepper to taste. If you want, you can also add more vinaigrette to taste.
  7. Cover the salad and refrigerate for a couple hours or overnight. The longer it sits, the better the salad gets.
  8. Serve with shaved Parmesan on top and enjoy.

Nutrition Facts

Serves 6

Keywords:

Brussels sprout salad, holiday salad

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