5 from 3 votes
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Bacon, Apple, Walnut and Pecorino Romano Cheese
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
 
Course: Salad
Servings: 4
Author: Rika Livingston
Ingredients
  • 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 cup canola oil (grapeseed, olive oil, or vegetable)
  • 1 tablespoon grain dijon mustard
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • salt to taste
  • black pepper to taste
  • 2 cups thinly sliced Brussels sprouts
  • 1 medium apple (chopped)
  • 2 thick slices of bacon (cooked and chopped)
  • 1/4 cup walnuts (chopped)
  • 2-3 tablespoons grated Pecorino Romano Cheese (use more according to your liking)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped spearmint leaves
  • salt/pepper to taste
  • 5 tablespoons shallot vinaigrette salad dressing (add more according to your liking)
Instructions
  1. In a mixing bowl or salad dressing container: Add shallots and apple cider vinegar. Let sit for about 2 minutes. Add the remaining salad dressing ingredients and whisk until well blended.

  2. In a large mixing bowl: add Brussels sprouts, chopped apple, cooked bacon, chopped walnuts, Pecorino Romano Cheese, spearmint leaves and shallot vinaigrette salad dressing. Mix well.
  3. Optional: adjust with salt/pepper, extra salad dressing, or 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice for rich and intense flavor.
  4. Serve immediately.

Recipe Notes

To cook bacon on microwave: 

Place 2 sheets of paper towel on a plate, lay up 2 thick bacon slices on the paper towels and cook on high heat for about 2-3 minutes.