Need a new side to spice up your next dinner? This sweet and savory brussel sprout salad is a great way to add interest to any meal!
I’m not going to lie. We’ve been in a bit of a rut with our food, lately. I’ve been doing less meal planning, so instead, I find myself buying the same things every week in order to stay on budget.
I knew I needed to shake things up, and what came as the result has become a new weekly staple at our dinner table.
Four things I love about this recipe:
- It’s fast and simple to make,
- You can easily scale this to feed a crowd,
- It saves well, so you can eat on it all week,
- My kids love it. Even my brussel sprout hating four year old!
After this salad was a hit with my own family, I decided to get brave. This year, for Christmas, I actually brought a huge container of this to our family dinner.
Disclaimer: I grew up in a very traditional, Southern family. We eat turkey, cornbread dressing (made with Jiffy cornbread), greenbean casserole, and pie. Lots of pie. I wasn’t sure whether this would be well received, but I wanted to try.
Ya’ll. Five people asked for the recipe. Everyone complimented it. I couldn’t believe it!
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Brussel Sprout Salad (serves 4)
- Brussel sprouts, approx 1 lb (if you can buy them already shaved, I recommend it!)
- 3-4 tbs Tessamae’s Honey Poppyseed dressing (this will be in the produce section, not the salad dressing aisle)
- 2.5 oz Craisins
- 4 slices of thick-sliced bacon
- salt, pepper, onion, and garlic powder for seasoning
Get your bacon frying in the pan, and while that’s cooking, run your brussel sprouts through a food processor (unless you bought pre-shaved, then you’re all set!)
Once your bacon is done, set it aside and put your brussel sprouts directly in the hot bacon grease. Season them with salt, pepper, onion, and garlic seasoning and cook until they’re tender. It should only take a couple of minutes at most. While those are cooking, chop your bacon into bite-sized pieces.
Once they’re done, add your brussel sprouts, Craisins, bacon, and dressing to a bowl. Mix well and you’re done!
This brussel sprout salad is really good served hot or cold, which makes it a great side to make ahead of time. You can also easily scale this to feed more people by simply doubling the ingredients!
Like this recipe? Be sure to check out some of my other favorites!