Crisp and Light Brussel Sprouts

By • October 26, 2009 • 3 Comments

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Author Notes: I was a life long hater of brussel sprouts...they were always drenched in oil, butter or even (ugh) chicken fat. I found it hard to believe that these little gas bombs were suppose to be good for you! Then one day I decided to make them according to my rules. Quik...a minimum of ingredients and a sparkle to the flavor.dymnyno

Serves 4

  • 1 pound brussel sprouts
  • 2 green onions, chopped to the green part about an inch.
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 strips maple smoked bacon cut into tiny pieces
  • 1/2 lemon
  • grated parmesan cheese
  1. Using a mandaline or sharp knife hold the brussel sprout by the root end and grate it.
  2. Slice the green onions into little rounds up about 1 inch of green
  3. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet.
  4. Add the brussel sprouts and onions and cook , swirling them around and flipping them for about 3 minutes.
  5. Add the bacon bits which have been cooked very crisp and drained on a paper towl to the brussel sprouts and onions.
  6. Squeeze lemon juice on the mixture. Flip (or use a spatula) once. and slide onto a serving plate.
  7. Dust a little grated parmesan on the mixture. (Just a little...we want this dish to be light!)
  8. Enjoy.
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over 4 years ago Oui, Chef

My wife just found this recipe while poking around the site and brought it to my attention.....can't believe I didn't see it before. This looks so light and vibrant, I think I'll cook it for a dinner party we have planned for next weekend with a nice leg of lamb. Thanks!


over 4 years ago Sodium Girl

Oh man, brussel sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables and I love the look of this chopped salad. Cannot wait to try a version for this for an upcoming event I am hosting. I'll let you know how the sodium free version works out!


over 4 years ago AntoniaJames

AntoniaJames is a trusted source on Bread/Baking.

This one really appeals to me, too. So simple, so light, so beautiful.