Bacon and Brussels Sprouts

by jessica on March 23, 2015

Last Monday I wore sandals. Today I wore snow boots.

Not cool, Mother Nature. Not cool at all. I’ll forgive you if it really is 60 degrees on Wednesday and you hurry up and bring summer!

Days like today need bacon. While I’m trying very hard to be healthy and eat lots of green things, days like today have me reaching for comfort food. I like to hope that in this salad I have found both comfort and a little bit of health. Not a lot of health because bacon, but whatever.

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad:

  • 2 cups shaved brussels sprouts
  • 2 slices of center cut bacon
  • 2 tablespoons of yogurt Caesar dressing
  • 1 tablespoon of shaved parmesan cheese

Cook the bacon to your desired level of crispness. Set on a paper towel lined plate to cool and then crumble. Wipe out most of the bacon grease from your frying pan, but not all of it. You are going to be heating up those sprouts in it! Key here is cooking the sprouts in the bacon fat, not drowning them.

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Over medium heat, cook the sprouts until they are soft but not total mush. Add the crumbled bacon and dressing. Stir for a minute or two so that everything is the same temperature. Garnish with the cheese.

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Maybe add a side of beets to balance out the bacon. Maybe.

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