Shaved Brussels Sprout Apple Bacon Salad

This shaved Brussels sprout apple bacon salad is the perfect combo of sweet, salty and savory. Roasted and shaved Brussels sprouts combined with bacon, candied pecans, sliced apples and pomegranates seeds all drizzled with a simple maple vinaigrette.

This shaved Brussels sprout apple bacon salad is the perfect combo of sweet, salty and savory. Roasted and shaved Brussels sprouts combined with bacon, candied pecans, sliced apples and pomegranates seeds all drizzled with a simple maple vinaigrette.

I’ve never been one to ever give up meat but I would happily live off mostly salads for the rest of my life. Now I know I said “mostly” and that is only because at some point I know a giant steak would call my name. I simply can’t stop won’t stop when it comes to my love for steak.

However, we’re not really talking about steak today and that’s ok. Because I’m bringing you the most delicious salad EVER! It basically screams fall and includes a few of my favorite thing – Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, SweeTango® apples, praline pecans, bacon and a homemade maple vinaigrette. Also I’m now singing Sound of Music in my head but changing the lyrics to my salad ingredients. I should probably not write a post this early in the morning.

This shaved Brussels sprout apple bacon salad is the perfect combo of sweet, salty and savory. Roasted and shaved Brussels sprouts combined with bacon, candied pecans, sliced apples and pomegranates seeds all drizzled with a simple maple vinaigrette.

I know a lot of people still aren’t sold on the deliciousness of Brussels sprouts and that’s ok. But to be fair I’m here to change to your mind. Yes, when overcooked Brussels sprouts become funky and not so delicious – I will give you that. BUT this salad is so far from overcooked it’s just down right tasty. The freshly roasted and shaved Brussels sprouts will give you that nice green crunch you look for in a salad and then it all comes together when you bite into that delicious (and majorly) crunchy SweeTango apple. I talked a little bit about SweeTango apples last week in my Tangy Apple Slaw Corned Beef Reuben post. They are a delicious mix of Honeycrisp and Zestar! and they are beyond delicious. I’m not lying when I say I ate the majority of them right from the bowl BUT I did manage to save a few for this salad. They bring a nice balance of sweet to a salad that has a lot of savory flavors

going on.

PLUS it should be important to note that the apples stay crisp. There is nothing worse than a mealy apple. Am I right?

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This shaved Brussels sprout apple bacon salad is the perfect combo of sweet, salty and savory. Roasted and shaved Brussels sprouts combined with bacon, candied pecans, sliced apples and pomegranates seeds all drizzled with a simple maple vinaigrette.

Then to top this salad off I went ahead and threw in fresh pomegranate seeds, SUPER crispy bacon and candied pecans. This salad is like crunchiest most fall salad you will have this season. I actually ended up eating it for lunch but I think it would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving spread or even an easy weeknight main course.

{Looking for more salad recipes? Try my peach feta salad with peach vinaigrette, farro carrot pomegranate salad or my crispy roasted Brussels sprouts beet and bacon salad.}

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Shaved Brussels Sprout Apple Bacon Salad

This shaved Brussels sprout apple bacon salad is the perfect combo of sweet, salty and savory. Roasted and shaved Brussels sprouts combined with bacon, candied pecans, sliced apples and pomegranates seeds all drizzled with a simple maple vinaigrette.

Ingredients:

For salad:

  • 4 cups shaved Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 SweeTango apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup fresh pomegranate arils
  • 1 cup chopped crispy bacon
  • 1/2 cup chopped praline pecans

For maple vinaigrette:

  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • Kosher salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2/3 cup olive oil

Directions:

For salad:
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and line a rimmed baking sheet with a silpat liner or parchment paper.

Add shaved Brussels sprouts onto prepared baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with kosher salt and pepper. Toss to combine.

Spread out Brussels sprouts and roast for a bout 10-15 minutes or until slightly soft and they just start to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool to room temperature.

When they are cool add to a large salad bowl and top with sliced apples, pomegranate arils, crispy bacon and candied pecans.

Drizzle with desired amount of vinaigrette and toss to evenly coat.

For maple vinaigrette:
In a small mixing bowl add apple cider vinegar, maple syrup, Dijon mustard, kosher salt and pepper. Whisk to combine.

While whisking slowly pour in olive oil until the vinaigrette is thick and combined. Taste and season with more kosher salt and pepper if needed.

 

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by SweeTango Apples. As always all opinions and thoughts are 100% my own.

38 Responses to “Shaved Brussels Sprout Apple Bacon Salad”

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    Aimee @ ShugarySweets — October 21, 2015 at 8:02 am

    My family LOVES brussel sprouts, even all four of my kids!! I’ve never tried making shaved though…this sounds amazing!

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    Catherine — October 21, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Dear Brandy, what a beautiful salad! I have never served brussels sprouts like this, but I love the idea. It sounds light and delicious…and everything is better with a little touch of bacon! xo, Catherine

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    Amanda | The Chunky Chef — October 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I’ve never had brussel sprouts this way , but it sure looks delicious!!!

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    Krayl @ An Appealing Plan — October 21, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I’m in love with ALL the flavors in this recipe! It would be so perfect as a side for Thanksgiving but also for a Harvest dinner or a ladies lunch. Can’t wait to try it out!

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    heather @french press — October 21, 2015 at 9:38 am

    I So wish my family loved brussels sprouts as much as I did. I think I could live off of this salad – and mealy apples are the worst!!

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    Julie @ Texan New Yorker — October 21, 2015 at 11:01 am

    This looks and sounds so wonderful! I love fall salads and this one has all of my faves. Love the bacon in there too 🙂

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    Jamie | My Baking Addiction — October 21, 2015 at 11:07 am

    This might just be the most beautiful salad in the history of salads! I’m pretty sure I’ll be eating this all winter long.

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    Nicole — October 21, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    I love a good brussels sprout salad. I’ll be adding apples next time!

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    fabiola@notjustbaked — October 21, 2015 at 1:03 pm

    Gorgeous, lovely salad. I love brussels so much, especially in a salad. Yum!

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — October 21, 2015 at 1:27 pm

    This is SO BEAUTIFUL! I have been loving brussels lately and this is next on my list!

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    Lana | Never Enough Thyme — October 21, 2015 at 1:34 pm

    This salad is the personification of fall in a bowl! How delicious!

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    Des @ Life's Ambrosia — October 21, 2015 at 3:48 pm

    There is so much fall deliciousness going on in here! So beautiful!!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — October 21, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    I’m absolutely loving everything about this salad! I adore Brussels sprouts and this salad sounds beyond delicious!

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    The Food Hunter — October 21, 2015 at 5:03 pm

    I love how healthy this is

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    Susan — October 21, 2015 at 6:11 pm

    Oh, I’m totally sold on this salad. Brussels and apples and bacon. These are just a few of my favorite things! (see what i did there? 😉 )

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    Brandon @ Kitchen Konfidence — October 21, 2015 at 7:59 pm

    I love shaved brussels sprout salads! I’ve got one on my blog too. This looks so hearty and comforting! Well done.

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    Julia — October 21, 2015 at 8:32 pm

    Shaved brussels sprout salads are the best! And so are those apples. This is perfect!

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    Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner — October 21, 2015 at 11:02 pm

    I love the flavors you have going on in this salad and the dressing sounds amazing!

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — October 22, 2015 at 2:40 am

    Brussels sprouts and bacon is one of my favorite combinations! I’m excited to try it with pomegranate!

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    Paula - bell'alimento — October 22, 2015 at 8:23 am

    We’re big brussels sprouts fans. Love them shaved.

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 22, 2015 at 8:43 am

    Brussels sprouts are my favorite veggie in the fall but can you believe that I’ve never shaved them? I need to get on that. Your salad looks wonderful. Even the pomegranate, although I’m not a big fan.

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    Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles — October 22, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Beautiful! I’m always looking for different ways to eat Brussels sprouts this time of year…PERFECT with those (MN-born) apples!! 🙂

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 22, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    I so wish I liked salad other than fruit salad. Or some kind of weird dessert salad. Because this looks awesome! I’d happily pick out the SweeTango apples. 😀

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    Angie — October 22, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I couldn’t stand Brussels sprouts for years. So terrible, that is until I tried them in a salad. And now I absolutely love them! But they have to be raw or barely heated. I’m the same way with Kale 🙂 Can’t wait to try this salad!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — October 22, 2015 at 9:38 pm

    Bacon, brussels sprouts, and apples sound like a combination made in heaven. I think it would fit i just perfectly at my Thanksgiving table this year!

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    Colleen (Souffle Bombay) — October 22, 2015 at 10:50 pm

    I am so in love with this dish! I am a huge Brussels sprout fan! Ever since the day I first roasted them and they transformed into something magical (with BACON!! of course). My parents however boiled them to death…it was awful, it’s a miracle I gave them a second chance! I want to eat this whole plate! I never thought about pairing BS with apples…kinda love that! Pinning!

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    Kim Beaulieu — October 23, 2015 at 1:59 am

    Well you certainly know how to make this non-salad loving girl crave a salad. This looks scrumptious. And by scrumptious I mean I want to shove my entire face in the middle of it.

    I concur on steak. It’s the sole reason I’m not a vegetarian.

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    Carolsue — October 23, 2015 at 3:09 am

    I have a recipe for Slow Cooker Caramel Apple Crumble which I love.

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    Mason Canyon — October 23, 2015 at 7:06 am

    There’s just something about the smell of a hot apple cobbler coming out of the oven that says love and family.

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    Angie | Big Bear's Wife — October 23, 2015 at 11:02 am

    Normally I’m not a salad type of person in the Fall but I’ve changed my mind. Oh and I’ll take extra extra pomegranate seeds on mine! <3

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    Justine | Cooking and Beer — October 23, 2015 at 11:57 am

    The day I realized that shaved brussels sprouts were a thing was basically the best day of my life. I LOVE all of the perfect fall flavors you have going on in this recipe! Pinned!

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    Nancy | The Bitter Side of Sweet — October 23, 2015 at 7:40 pm

    This interest me a lot. I have not had brussels sprouts too much but I am thinking I would love this!

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    Cathy | Lemon Tree Dwelling — October 23, 2015 at 10:52 pm

    Same! I could definitely live off of mostly salads…..I love them! And I love brussels sprouts, so this one is calling my name 🙂

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    Steph @ Steph in Thyme — October 24, 2015 at 9:14 am

    So stunning! Such a gorgeous combination of the Brussels Sprouts and apples, I need to try this! Bookmarked and pinned!!

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    Annamarie V — October 24, 2015 at 9:40 pm

    My favorite apple recipe is my apple pie that I pour a caramel sauce over and bake.

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — October 25, 2015 at 4:03 pm

    I kid you not, I made a very similar salad for the blog that’s going up soon. I mean, it’s basically obvious that we’re twins so… 🙂

    Anyway, LOVE SweeTango apples too – that CRUNCH and sweetness is literally amazing. Great post + photos!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — October 26, 2015 at 2:37 pm

    I have been adoring brussels sprouts this year! Great idea to combine it with a delicious SweeTango apple!!

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    Vickie — November 1, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    Wel I love Brussel Spouts.. A lot..and apples too..I will be making your recipe and hopefully with these delicious apples from Sweet Tango apples.
    I am not sure how to enter..so just posting a comment..
    Thanks!

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