Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

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Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

This Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad is one of our fav’s! It’s probably not the right time of year to share it, but I don’t care, we eat it year round, so you’re gettin’ it! I’ve made this over and over again and its so simple and so amazing. It is such a great flavor and texture combination. This salad is great on its own as lunch, or as a side dish at dinner! Either way, I can’t recommend this enough!

Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Bacon, Apple, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Salty bacon, tart apples, and a sweetened vinegar tossed over pan seared Brussels sprouts make a wonderful, healthy side dish or salad!

Ingredients

  • 3 slices bacon
  • 2-3 Tablespoons minced onion
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and quartered
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/2 green apple, sliced
  • 1/3 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Directions

  1. In a large skillet over medium heat, cook the bacon until crispy. Remove the bacon.
  2. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together the apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, and Dijon mustard. Set aside.
  3. In the remaining bacon grease, add the minced onion and Brussels sprouts.
  4. Toss until the onion is softened and the Brussels are bright green, about 4-5 minutes.
  5. In a large bowl, combine the bacon, Brussels, sliced apple, and almonds.
  6. Toss with the vinegar mixture.

Adapted From: The Food Network

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