Monday, November 14, 2011

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette

We just love a warm bacon vinaigrette, and the combination of the salad greens with the saute of the Brussels Sprouts makes this a very special salad.  This salad has quickly become one of our favorites and you will most likely see it on our menu often.  This salad will be a great salad for lunch or a great side salad for any meal. 
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette



Brussels Sprouts Salad with Warm Bacon Vinaigrette
Miz Helen's Kitchen
4 tablespoon olive oil
1 lb Brussels sprouts
salt and pepper (to taste)
6 slices smoked bacon
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1 1/2 tablespoons maple syrup
2 tsp Dijon mustard
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
6 cups romaine lettuce (chopped)
Directions
Preheat the oven to 375 degrees
Place the Brussels sprouts into a food processor and pulse until they are roughly chopped
Toss the Brussels sprouts with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper and lay out on a  baking sheet.
Bake the Brussels sprouts at 375 degrees until crisp and lightly browned (about 20 minutes).
Cook the bacon in a large skillet until crispy, flipping frequently.
Reserve 2 tablespoons of the bacon fat and set the bacon aside.  For the dressing, turn the heat to low and add the vinegar, syrup, mustard, salt and 2 tablespoons olive oil to the bacon drippings, stirring vigorously to combine.
Add the Brussels sprouts to the dressing and toss to coat.  Next crumble the bacon into the lettuce and toss with the Brussels sprouts and vinaigrette.  Top with fresh ground black pepper and serve immediately.
NOTE: If your salad seems a bit too dry, combine 1 tablespoon syrup, 1 tablespoon olive oil and 1/2 tablespoon vinegar over medium heat, then pour over the salad.
Miz Helen's Notes
I added to the ingredients:
1/2 Red Bell Pepper chopped large
1/2 yellow onion chopped large
And to the seasons:
1 teaspoon thyme
This is a great recipe that we will enjoy over and over.
Adapted from Savour The Senses

Prepare The Vegetables and Roast

Toss Together and Enjoy!


I am so happy that you were able to come out to the country and spend some time with us today, your visits are always very special.  Hope you have a great week and come back real soon!
Peace and Joy
Miz Helen




44 comments:

  1. That looks so good!!! I have to try it!

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  2. I had Jenny's blog last month! Isn't her blog amazing? :) I'm a sucker for everything in this recipe - brussels, bacon, AND dijon?! Doesn't get any better!

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  3. Yum! What a great dish. I will be making this for my Brussels sprout loving family. It is so pretty, too. Thanks for sharing!

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  4. Oh my goodness does that look good! My kids actually like Brussels sprouts, but they will love this recipe. I look forward to trying it soon, thanks :)

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  5. Thanks for sharing! Visit me at http://raisingdieter.blogspot.com/ for a giveaway and recipes!

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  6. Yum! I love brussels sprouts and I definitely love bacon -- sounds great!

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  7. We love "little cabbages" here so you can be sure I will try this salad. Thanks Miz Helen.

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  8. Miz Helen, my dear - I have two pounds of Brussel sprouts in the fridge and I'll be making this scrumptious dish for dinner this week. Excellent pic. I hope you'll stop by and visit my SRC post for Honey Vinaigrette Marinated Grilled Chicken.

    :)
    ButterYum

    http://butteryum.blogspot.com/2011/11/honey-vinaigrette-grilled-chicken.html

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  9. Aw thank you so much for the nice intro! This is such a delicious recipe I am glad you liked it! I like your addition of red pepper and onion as well. Thanks again! Great to be a part of SRC with you!

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  10. Hi Miz Helen!!! I love this brussel sprout salad...I always hated brussel sprouts until I learned how to cook them properly...and I like roasting them the best, and pairing them with bacon is a must!

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  11. So pretty! Love the color combinations. If you haven't already, I'd love it if you'd check out my SRC recipe for Crockpot Apple-Cinnamon Oatmeal.

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  12. This would be wonderful as a side for Thanksgiving. My family loves brussels sprouts! Beautiful dish!

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  13. Brussel sprouts are my new favorite thing! I am definitely going to make this one! Thanks for sharing.

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  14. I just adore brussel sprouts but, can't get my husband to eat more then one or two at a sitting. I think the addition of bacon may change that.

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  15. Oh my gosh! Yum, yum, yum!!! I wish I had this right now. I'm starving! Excellent SRC post!

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  16. PS I guess I am just oblivious! I had no idea you had me!

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  17. This sounds like a terrific fall salad! It looks delish!

    If you haven’t already, I’d love for you to drop by my blog and check out my SRC recipe this month: Korean Lettuce Wraps

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  18. Sounds delicious, such great flavor combinations!

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  19. This looks delicious, Miz Helen! I love brussels and will definitely add this to my must make list!

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  20. This sounds so good, Miz Helen!! I would like to be part of the SRC, but I am unsure of how to do all the other linky part!!

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  21. The brussel sprout and bacon combo is one of my favourites this time of year! Looks delicious...Theresa

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  22. This looks awesome! I've been looking for a different side dish to make for thanksgiving, and I think I may have just found it! So glad I joined SRC!!

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  23. I adore Brussels sprouts! Adding bacon is now on my list. :)

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  24. I have always hated brussels sprouts until I found that I love them with bacon so I'll have to give this recipe a try, sounds delish.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my group 'A' SRC recipe this month: Pork Belly Soup with Collard Greens.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  25. Omg you had me at bacon. What a great way to make brussels sprouts taste amazing! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. How beautiful AND delicious! LOVE the idea of using roasted Brussels sprouts in a salad!

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  27. I love roasted brussels sprouts and that warm dressing just puts this over the top!

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  28. A perfect way to prepare Brussels sprouts! Yum!

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  29. I love brussels sprouts but have never used them in a salad. This looks delicious.

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  30. I am totally making these. I LOVE brussels sprouts! Visiting newbie from SRC.

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  31. The first time I had brussels sprouts, I wasn't a big fan, but that was a long time ago. This salad looks fabulous Miz Helen and I'm eager to try it out to see if I've changed my mind about the sprouts!

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  32. Brussels Sprouts are my fav! Delicious dish!!

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  33. I'm not really a fan of brussel sprouts but maybe this recipe will change my mind!

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  34. I was just commenting on a blog about CSA's some time ago that I should join a CSA so I could expand the amount of veggies I eat and I specifically mentioned Brussel sprouts as a veggie I need to to appreciate. :)

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  35. I am going to make this for my hubby this summer as he loves Brussels sprouts :)

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  36. This sounds delicious with the maple syrup & bacon flavors! I'm going to have to try it!

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  37. Oh my goodness Miz Helen, this is a side dish that I will definitely be trying. I love brussels sprouts, or as I used to call them as a child, "Little Cabbages". Great choice for the SRC!

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  38. That dish would make a great showing on a Thanksgiving spread. Perfect choice for this time of year!!

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  39. I'm not normally a big brussel sprout lover but bacon makes them so much more appealing. I love what you've done to them!

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  40. looks like a healthy and wonderfully flavorful dish!

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  41. What a perfect recipe to try out for thanksgiving!

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  42. Hi ms Helen, I am late very late in visiting from the src but I am here, as I scroll down everything is looking wonderful, think I will stay for awhile and drool...I would also like to join your linky party. Made myself a note, I have to say I have never had brusell sprouts, look I can't even spell it...... thanks for visiting my pull apart bread. Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family I did post this week a struel topped butternut squash recipe that is wicked good and will be my table for turkey day god bless andi the wednesday baker. I will be back

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  43. Hello, Miz Helen. This salad looks wonderful. I always enjoy brussels sprouts, but never had them in a salad. With warm bacon dressing, this sounds so delicious! Thank you for sharing the recipe. Happy Thanksgiving!

    Christy @ toolsforkitchens

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Miz Helen

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