Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

 

Most of us think about brussels sprouts as fall and winter food, but here in California the season is extended. I was at the farmers market the other day and came across perfectly fresh, bright green brussels sprouts on a stalk and couldn’t resist to buy them. They were so fresh, so instead of cooking them I decided to make a raw, shredded salad with hazelnuts, bacon and lemon vinaigrette. Simple, healthy and delicious! If you have a mandoline, now is the time to break it out, but watch your fingers! If you don’t own a mandoline, don’t worry, just use a sharp knife and slice the sprouts as thinly as possible. Toss crunchy shaved brussels sprouts with toasted hazelnuts and light lemon vinaigrette and top with crumbled bacon. Enjoy this easy salad for lunch or as a side dish for dinner.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

 

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Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

  • Servings: 4
  • Time: 20 min
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

For the dressing:

  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon honey or agave nectar (to balance the acidity or adjust to your taste)
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the salad:

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts (~ 4 cups shredded brussels sprouts), freshest you can find
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, lightly toasted and chopped
  • 3-4 slices cooked bacon, crumbled or chopped

Directions:

  • Whisk all dressing ingredients in a small bowl.
  • Shave the brussels sprouts by gripping the stem end with your fingers and using a mandoline to slice from the top, as thinly as possible, until the sprout is too short to safely slice. Be very careful! If you don’t have a mandoline, use a sharp knife and slice the sprouts as thinly as possible.
  • Place shaved sprouts in a large mixing bowl and loosen them with your fingers a little bit.
  • Toss the brussels sprouts, hazelnuts, bacon, and dressing together. Serve immediately or within a few hours.

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37 thoughts on “Shaved Brussels Sprouts Salad with Hazelnuts and Bacon

  1. I love how brussels sprouts are available even in the off season in our area too! I live in Seattle and seems like I can always find them fresh, firm and bright green. I keep thinking I need to try them shaved but now that I see your recipe with bacon, hazelnuts & a light lemon vinaigrette, I must.

  2. I am a bit sad that Brussels sprouts season is over here, this looks delicious. We both love Brussels sprouts here, so I bet this salad would be a great success! Next fall……

  3. I LOVE brussels sprout dishes, and I really miss the fresh produce in California. This salad looks divine! Bacon, brussels sprouts, and hazelnuts sound like the perfect combo!

  4. I need to have myself a nice salad like this- it looks delicious, your pic is GREAT!!! I’m dying to make my way out to CA someday!!!!!! 🙂

  5. What a fantastic recipe, Olga. I have always wanted to try raw brussels sprouts, and now I have your recipe to thank 🙂

  6. I am always attracted to the beauty of brussels sprouts in the store; however, turned off by the smell of them during cooking. Because of this I always seem to veer away, but this salad is absolutely stunning and makes me want to give uncooked brussels sprouts a chance.

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