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.

31 Responses to “Spinach Bacon Ranch Twice Baked Potatoes”

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    Tori — October 26, 2015 at 6:21 am

    Putting spinach in a twice baked potato is a great idea! This looks fabulicious!

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    Ali @ Home & Plate — October 26, 2015 at 8:48 am

    I never would have thought to add spinach to a potato but love this idea. And of course everything is better with bacon. Yum!

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    Rachel Cooks — October 26, 2015 at 8:59 am

    I want these for dinner. I just so happen to have the ingredients except the potatoes. But I have sweet potatoes and I’m thinking that would be amazing!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — October 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

    Sighhh, I always come here when I am hungry!! I tend to put Ranch dressing on a lot of my food, so there is no doubt in my mind that I would love these!

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    Chandra@The Plaid & Paisley Kitchen — October 26, 2015 at 9:16 am

    I totally love these potatoes! Like I want them to magically appear in front of me right now!
    I can sneak in those veggies like spinach and non will be the wiser.

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    Sandy @ Reluctant Entertainer — October 26, 2015 at 9:43 am

    OMG, these look fantastic, girl. Would love for dinner toinght!

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    Lauren @ Wicked Spatula — October 26, 2015 at 10:23 am

    This looks absolutely amazing! What could be better than bacon, potatoes, and ranch?!

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    Danae @ Recipe Runner — October 26, 2015 at 11:12 am

    I always sound exactly like whoever I’m singing to in the car, I’m surprised I haven’t won a Grammy yet! 😉 The loaded potatoes look incredible! All that cheese, bacon, and that awesome Greek yogurt ranch dip!

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    Stephanie — October 26, 2015 at 11:19 am

    I could totally make a meal out of this! Looks amazing!

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    Lauren Kelly Nutrition — October 26, 2015 at 12:37 pm

    This looks incredible! I love that Sabra made a Greek yogurt dip, I can’t wait to try this!

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    Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes — October 26, 2015 at 1:28 pm

    I love Adele, too!! And potatoes 🙂 This is gonna be made this week…for sure!

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    Sabrina Modelle — October 26, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Adele- are you kidding me. I literally cried at the first note she sang in her new music video. She’s amazing. Also, potatoes- and twice baked? with ranch? Yes yes and more yes! I feel like you’re speaking my language!

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    fabiola@notjustbaked — October 26, 2015 at 3:09 pm

    Looks like dinner to me! I love that we can have this ranch now, so much better than that other stuff!

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    Erin @ Texanerin Baking — October 26, 2015 at 4:48 pm

    I’ve never had that dip! It sounds great as do these baked potatoes. And I had never heard that song (though I’ve been read plenty of mentions) so I clicked on the video and there’s Michael from The Wire!!! Yeeeah.

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    Ginny McMeans — October 26, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    How about that! Adele has a new album out. I saw these potatoes earlier on the internet and thought they were beautiful. Now I am seeing the recipe. These would be delicious!!!

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    Rachel @ Baked by Rachel — October 26, 2015 at 5:17 pm

    I’m probably the last person on the planet to listen to the song and I haven’t even heard the whole thing… just a few seconds lol. I swear I’ll listen eventually. I’m kind of over her old stuff so hopefully the new wows me. Also… this potato needs to be in my belly yesterday! Need!

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    The Food Hunter — October 26, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    they look amazing and I love the spinach in there.

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    Becky Hardin | The Cookie Rookie — October 26, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    So you’re definitely a genius. Can I come over to eat??

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    Rachel @ Simple Seasonal — October 26, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    Looks so good! Such comfort food!

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    Erin — October 26, 2015 at 10:06 pm

    Your photos are always so gorgeous! Potatoes for dinner are definitely done in my house – this recipe looks like it would make such a satisfying dinner.

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — October 26, 2015 at 10:08 pm

    Yes! I am right there with you. Adele is ALL THAT (and a bag of chips)! And I’m totally digging that quote, too. Now, pass me one of these perfect taters.

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    Trish - Mom On Timeout — October 26, 2015 at 10:15 pm

    Dude! This is SERIOUS comfort food! I think these potatoes have my name written all over them!

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    Kimberly @ The Daring Gourmet — October 26, 2015 at 10:38 pm

    There are few things I enjoy more than a loaded twice-baked potato, yummy!

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    Cookin Canuck — October 27, 2015 at 12:25 am

    Yes, yes, yes…I love Adele’s new single. She is beyond amazing! That Sabra ranch yogurt dip is so darn good and I can only imagine how good it must taste on this twice-baked potato.

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    Sabrina @ Dinner, then Dessert — October 27, 2015 at 4:06 am

    I’ve never tried spinach on a baked potato before! I can’t wait to try it!

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — October 27, 2015 at 6:33 pm

    This may well be the best looking spinach bacon ranch twice baked potato I’ve ever had the pleasure of drooling over.

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — October 27, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    ooh these sounds indulgent! I remember being a kid/teen and always wanting to order potato skins in restaurants but my mom would refuse because they were so unhealthy. Love the addition of spinach to make them just a *little* guilt-free!

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    Kim Beaulieu — October 28, 2015 at 12:29 am

    I want to shove my entire face in these potatoes. I mean who doesn’t right now? They are beautiful.

    I don’t think I’ve heard Adele sing. I know right. I’m a country girl. It’s my jam.

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    Andi @ The Weary Chef — October 28, 2015 at 1:09 pm

    This looks so scrumptious. I would love to have one of these potatoes on its own for dinner!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — October 28, 2015 at 2:14 pm

    I’m torn about Adele – she has a beautiful voice, no doubt, but she just seem so darn pouty all the time. I wanna be like – cheer up, girl! You’ve got it all!! Haha. As for this delicious baked potatoe — goodness!! This is comfort on a plate!! My hubs is a sucker for ranch dip, I know he would LOVE if I made this recipe!

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    kita — October 29, 2015 at 10:02 pm

    Seriously. spinach and twice baked potatoes? This may be the dreamiest spud ever.

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