Crisp and Light Brussel Sprouts

October 26, 2009
2 Ratings
  • Serves 4
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

What You'll Need
  • 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. Saute' the bacon until very crisp and drain on paper towels and chop into fine bits. Set aside.
  2. Using a mandaline or sharp knife hold the brussel sprout by the root end and grate/shave it.
  3. Slice the green onions into little rounds up about 1 inch of green
  4. Heat a couple tablespoons of olive oil in a skillet.
  5. Add the brussel sprouts and onions and cook , swirling them around and flipping them for about 3 minutes or less. Add the bacon bits.
  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!)

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3 Reviews

Oui, C. May 27, 2010
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!
Sodium G. January 7, 2010
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!
AntoniaJames January 7, 2010
This one really appeals to me, too. So simple, so light, so beautiful.