This creative uncooked Brussels sprouts recipe has a great contrast between the raw, crunchy vegetable and the rich, smoky bacon dressing.

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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Slice each Brussels sprout in half, cut each half into into strips, and discard the cores. Transfer to a large bowl.

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  • Heat vegetable oil in a skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir bacon until browned and crisp, 8 to 10 minutes. Stir in cider vinegar, lemon juice, and brown sugar. Season with salt, black pepper, and cayenne pepper to taste. Increase heat to high and boil for 1 minute.

  • Pour hot bacon mixture over the bowl of Brussels sprouts and toss to coat completely. Season with salt and black pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

171.3 calories; protein 8.2g 17% DV; carbohydrates 19.7g 6% DV; fat 7.7g 12% DV; cholesterol 10.2mg 3% DV; sodium 290.8mg 12% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
To make this super easy I loaded the feed tube on the food processor with the halved sprouts and sliced them. The lemon juice really brightens the flavor resulting in a tasty bacon dressing which would be good on so many things. Honestly I don't think the brussels sprouts flavor shined through and wondered just how much differently it would have tasted with regular sliced cabbage. Either way it was good! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2014
The cider vinegar was over powering. Read More
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52 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 13
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
12/19/2012
To make this super easy I loaded the feed tube on the food processor with the halved sprouts and sliced them. The lemon juice really brightens the flavor resulting in a tasty bacon dressing which would be good on so many things. Honestly I don't think the brussels sprouts flavor shined through and wondered just how much differently it would have tasted with regular sliced cabbage. Either way it was good! Read More
(29)
Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
We are big fans of Brussel sprouts the underestimated under appreciated gift from the garden! The bacon dressing is one I've used many times and is basically the same one I use for German-style potato salad (without the lemon juice). The entire dish is very flavorful and a most welcome change-up for a side dish. I did follow the suggestion of lutzflcat and used the food processor to slice the veggies after I cut out the core. Easy and delicious! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/12/2014
Roasted the halved sprouts in butter first instead then tossed them in the bacon dressing... My wife and even my 10 year old daughters loved them!!! Highly recommend this recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/09/2013
I am one of the "don't like BS" but I made this recipe and its now thumbs up for BS! If you want a different salad recipe then this is a good one and if you take it to a pot luck rest assured that your salad will be the only salad made with BS. I will keep this recipe and make it again. Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2014
Made this for Thanksgiving and it was really good. Didn't use the oil to cook the bacon (bc why do you need it? Just adds fat) and drained some of the bacon fat before adding rest of ingredients. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2013
I added Tabasco to the dressing instead of cayenne. I think the addition of craisins or something similarly sweet would be a nice addition. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/29/2017
My husband loves brussels sprouts, but I do not. I have been looking for a recipe we can both enjoy. This is it! The flavor of the fresh sprouts is much better than cooked, in my opinion. I made this for our family first, they loved it! I made it again for an extended family gathering where everyone, except one young nephew, enjoyed it. (I highly agree with lutzfulcat's recommendation of using a food processor; thinly slicing all those sprouts was tedious) I did find the cider bacon dressing to be a bit bitey as written, but added another 1-2 T of brown sugar to balance it out. ( I also liked the flavor of the lemon juice). When I made it for extended family, I tossed in 1/4 C finely chopped onion, 1 zested carrot and a handful of dried cranberries. I brought some blue cheese crumbles to add to taste. Very good, a different salad to enjoy. Read More
(5)
Rating: 5 stars
07/04/2013
I loved this recipe. It was a great way to fix brussel sprouts. My daughter who doesn't like them really likes this dish. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/17/2013
This was very good but I had some left over and tried to eat it the next day I did heat it up a little. It tasted really bad so I guess when you make it you have to eat it the same day. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/14/2014
The cider vinegar was over powering. Read More
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