Shaved Brussels Sprouts Caesar Salad


Creamy, tangy, and crunchy, our Brussels sprouts Caesar salad starts with the raw crispiness of the Brussels sprouts smothered in a creamy, mayo Caesar dressing, topped with bacon and croutons. If you've never liked Brussels sprouts, you're going to now--you're welcome.

side view of a shallow bowl piled high with Caesar salad
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
55 mins
6 servings


  • ½ baguette, cut into cubes, divided

  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 slices bacon, divided

  • 2 anchovy fillets

  • 6 cloves garlic, finely minced or grated

  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

  • ½ cup mayonnaise

  • 1 cup grated Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, divided

  • 2 lemons, juiced

  • ¼ teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • salt and ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Toss baguette cubes with olive oil, 1/4 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper, in a large bowl. Place on a baking sheet.

  3. Place a wire cooling rack on a separate baking sheet; lay bacon slices on top.

  4. Bake bacon and baguette cubes in the preheated oven until bacon is browned and baguette is toasted, about 15 minutes; make sure to turn the bread halfway through. Remove from oven and let cool to room temperature. Finely chop bacon.

  5. Mash anchovy fillets, garlic, and mustard together with a fork in a large salad bowl. Add mayonnaise, 1/2 of the Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, lemon juice, Worcestershire, and season with salt and pepper. Whisk dressing until well combined.

  6. Shave Brussels sprouts using a mandolin; place into the bowl with the dressing. Add 1/2 of the bacon and croutons; toss until well coated. Serve with remaining Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, croutons, and bacon on top.

Cook's Note:

You can also use a knife or a food processor to shave the Brussels sprouts.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

459 Calories
29g Fat
36g Carbs
19g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 459
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 29g 37%
Saturated Fat 7g 36%
Cholesterol 33mg 11%
Sodium 1028mg 45%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 19g
Vitamin C 158mg 792%
Calcium 259mg 20%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 789mg 17%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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