Apple Walnut with Broiled Brussels Sprout Salad

I think I am seriously addicted to Brussels Sprouts now!  If you remember, I told you a while back I hadn't really eaten them growing up but had tried them in a salad and thought they weren't so bad.  Since then I have tried a few recipes and have grown rather fond of them. When my girlfriends came to visit at the end of last month it was a perfect opportunity to try out this wonderful recipe. It did not disappoint.  I mean anything that has bacon in the recipe can't be too bad.

In a skillet fry up 5 pieces of bacon, remove the bacon from the pan and after patting the bacon dry to remove excess grease chop up into bite-size pieces.  Then in that same pan add 1 minced shallot,  3/4 cup chopped walnut and 1 diced up gala or Braeburn apple.  After the apple begins to become tender add a couple tablespoons of red wine vinegar and a 1/4 cup olive oil. This mixture will be finished when the apples are soft but still have a bit of crunch to them. Set aside and then in a baking dish bake at 375-degree cook 20-25 washed and halved Brussels Sprouts that have been gently tossed in olive oil.  Salt and pepper to taste.  When the sprouts are tender toss together with the bacon and apple walnut mixture.  Seriously yum!  Pairs well with a roasted pork tenderloin or a baked chicken.

Thank you for all your kind messages.  I am doing much better today and feel encouraged by our younger generation who is saying enough is enough -no more!  I have hope that someday school shootings will be something of the past. Have a great day!


Unknown said…
This salad seems delicious, minus the brussel sprouts. LOL
The title of the post made me laugh out loud because I am allergic to all of the ingredients. It sounds delicious though :)

Buckeroomama said…
Initially I saw apples, brussel sprouts, walnuts (which I don't like) and I thought, "Hmmm, no. Too healthy." Then I saw bacon - yay!!! :)
Angie said…
We love Brussel Sprouts in this house, so thanks for the recipe!
Anonymous said…
Hi Kelleyn - look at your wordpress blog -I left you a comment there last week:)
Never knew what to do with Brussels Sprouts, because they have a bitter taste when boiled.
What I do now, is I fry bacon - remove, and sautee a little garlic lightly and remove them - then sautee the halved Brussels Sprouts in the grease of the bacon (turn sprouts both sides) then put fire on low and add 1/2 cup of water and simmer for approx. 15 min.) slice the bacon and put them on sprouts when done. Eat with potatoes and meat or other vegetable). Delicious on a cold day.
See ya at All Seasons:)
We love brussel sprouts here ... I think I may have sent you my favorite way to cook them on your earlier post; but this salad looks delicious. I never thought about throwing the walnuts into the pan like that.. great idea.
magiceye said…
Wow healthy and yummy too! Win win!

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