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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon & Pomegranate


  • Prep Time: 15 mins
  • Cook Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Cuisine: Christmas

Description

Give the humble Brussels Sprout a makeover this Christmas with this delicious and festive Sprout Salad with Bacon and Pomegranate.
Adapted from this Chopped Brussel Sprouts Salad by Pinch of Yum


Ingredients

  • For the salad:
  • 300g bacon
  • 500g raw brussels sprouts
  • 2 scallions
  • 50g parmesan, grated
  • 25g flaked almonds
  • seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
  • For the dressing:
  • seeds of 1/2 pomegranate
  • 100ml extra virgin olive oil
  • 30ml white wine vinegar
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Chop the bacon into small pieces and fry in a frying pan until cooked and crisp.
  2. Next you will need to thinly slice the brussels sprouts. The easiest and quickest way I found of doing this was in the food processor, using the slicer attachment but you could also do it by hand with a sharp knife. Once the sprouts have all been sliced, slice the scallions in the same way.
  3. In a bowl arrange the bacon, sprouts, scallions, grated parmesan, flaked almonds and pomegranate seeds. You can mix them altogether at this stage but personally I would bring the salad to the table like this as it looks like impressive. You can then toss all the ingredients immediately before serving.
  4. To make the vinaigrette blend the pomegranate seeds, olive oil, white wine vinegar, honey, mustard and salt and pepper together in a blender. If the dressing is too thick add a little more oil and vinegar until it reaches your desired consistency.
  5. The vinaigrette can be served mixed into the salad or on the side.

Notes

This salad is perfect for preparing in advance. You can fry the bacon and prepare the sprouts and scallions and keep them all in the fridge until you are ready. The vinaigrette can also be made in advance.