If you’ve never eaten sprouts fresh, you don’t know what you’re missing out on! You’ve got to give this simple recipe for Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apple, Bacon, Cranberries & a Citrus Dressing a try. Fresh, sweet, and tangy it’s the perfect healthy side!
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I have never been a big vegetable eater. Ok, so I’ve never been a vegetable eater until I was grown, well into my 20’s. I didn’t try sprouts until my 30’s, and for the longest time I refused to eat them any way unless they were roasted. Roasting them meant I had to ensure that they were well seasoned, AND that some parts or most parts were crispy. This was literally the only way that I prepared them for the longest time. Fast forward to now…
I am sort of addicted to Food Network. I have probably seen every episode of Chopped more than three times each, and I’m always excited to see Alton Brown pop up in my Instagram feed. (yea, Alton Brown has nothing to do with Chopped, but I love Food Network, AND I personally think the best Chopped episodes were recent when Alton was on there doing his special) If you’ve ever seen them pull out sprouts from a Chopped basket over half the time they shave them and toss them in a salad, or they fry them. (which I have yet to give a try)
The idea of a uncooked sprout didn’t appeal to me until I was looking for recipe ideas for fresh food. I thought about sprouts and how they are versatile..and the idea of this salad was born. I love them this way! To be honest, I like eating them this way over roasting them. Shocked? I totally am! If you’re into eating Brussels Sprouts, check out my other recipes.
- 1 pound Brussels Sprouts, washed
- 6 slices thick cut bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 honeycrisp apple, diced I didn't peel mine, but you are welcome too.
- 1/3 cup dried cranberries
- 1 navel orange, juiced
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 2 teaspoons honey
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 1 garlic clove, chopped
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Whisk together the ingredients for the dressing, set aside.
- Start by slicing the sprouts thinly using a mandolin. Place the shredded sprouts in a large bowl with the bacon, apple, and dried cranberries. Pour the dressing over the top, and toss to coat. Serve immediately or within a couple hours of dressing.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 339 Total Fat: 21g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 16g Cholesterol: 18mg Sodium: 461mg Carbohydrates: 34g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 6g Sugar: 22g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 10g