Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

Hi. I know you probably aren't super excited to see Brussels sprouts on the menu today. That's okay. I get it. Too often these little green guys are really not good. I've seen them steamed into a flavorless mush probably just as often as you have. Ick.

But don't worry. This isn't that. This salad packs a punch. And if you're lucky, the sprouts shouldn't be mushy at all. And the apples are crunchy. So don't worry, friends. These aren't the sprouts you've had before. They're delightful. I pinkie promise.

Also.....can you believe it's 2016?! Because I can't. At all. Are you a resolutions person? I'm not, but I do make lists for each year. They aren't resolutions, really, but more like a goal list or a bucket list for the year. We'll see what happens.

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad
1 lb Brussels sprouts, sliced thinly
4 tbsp olive oil
4 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp honey
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 green apple, diced
5 pieces bacon, cooked and crumbled
  1. Cook the Brussels sprouts in either the bacon grease or a couple tablespoons of olive oil over medium heat until they are a darker green, roughly 3 minutes, stirring. Remove from heat.
  2. Combine the oil, vinegar, honey, and garlic in a pot over medium heat. Allow the garlic to sizzle for about 3 minutes. Let cool.
  3. Place Brussels sprouts, apple, and bacon in a bowl. Pour cooled oil dressing over the top. Mix.
  4. Enjoy while warm. It tastes good cold too though!

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