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{shredded brussels sprout salad}

Skinny Taste Shredded Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon + Avocado 

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A week ago today, Skinny Taste posted this recipe.  As you can see, I didn’t waste anytime.  Brussels sprouts + bacon + avocado = Yummmm-o.  I knew it would be a hit.  And sure enough, I will be lunching on this till it’s gone.

Raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, so this is a great left over/make ahead salad.  Just add the avocado right before serving and voilà!!

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Here’s what you’ll need:

  • 3 slices bacon, diced
  • 3 cups shredded brussels sprouts
  • 1 avocado, diced

For the dressing:

  • 1 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 4 teaspoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons + 1 teaspoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red onion, chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper

Cook bacon until crispy, about 7 minutes.  Transfer to paper towel to drain and set aside.

In a mason jar, whisk the dressing ingredients.  Place brussels in a bowl and toss with dressing.  Top salad with avocado and bacon.  Serve immediately.

Yield: 2 servings, Serving size: 2 cups

284 calories, 21g fat, 10g protein

Thank you Skinny Taste for yet another amazingly fresh + simple recipe.  It’s a keeper.  I will be making this over and over as a bbq side dish.

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How to shred brussels sprouts: (since I had to google it)

1. Rise and dry brussels sprouts

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2. Slice off the woody stems.  This step is particularly important when you’re eating the shredded brussels sprouts raw, but also makes it easier to separate the shredded layers later.

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3.Remove and discard outer leaves.  The tough, bruised and dried out outer leaves are no good.

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4. Halve sprouts.  Slice in half from top to bottom.

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5.  Shred.  Turn the sprouts cut-side down and shred them by thinly slicing cross-wise from root to top.  Gently pull apart layers into shreds.

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I served this salad along with turkey burgers Sunday night and it was a perfect combo.

 

xoxo stacyb

2 thoughts on “{shredded brussels sprout salad}

  1. This looks so good! I’m going to try this ASAP! I have also seen pre-shredded bags of brussels sprouts out there. That would be a huge time and energy saver. Yum! 🙂

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