I told you it was coming.

More sprouts!
When I initially posted about brussels sprouts (shocking all), many of you chimed in and suggested shredding the sprouts into a salad of sorts. For some crazy reason, this sounded incredibly appetizing to me.

And it was fun. Seeing the sprouts go from firm rounds to tiny shreds amused my simple mind.

If I’m being truthful, I must admit that I’ve been eating the original sprouts mixture without the bacon grease or the bacon. Great news, no? I pan roast them with a bit of olive oil and balsamic, salt and pepper, and am good to go.
But I must start slowly with a new recipe. So I added one simple slice of bacon and just a tiny bit of cheese – nothing too heavy. Makes a world of difference on these sweet teeth.

We all know how much I dislike vegetables and this was such a fabulous dish. It could be because I really enjoy chopped salads. Or bacon. Or cheese.

Or it could just be because it is utterly delicious. Scrumptious. Delectable.
I truly believe that even the biggest veggie-hater (me) would love the shredded sprouts salad.


Shredded Sprouts Salad

Yield: serves 1-2

Total Time: 25 minutes


2 cups whole brussels sprouts
1/2 clove of garlic, minced
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 tablespoon butter
1 slice bacon, fried and crumbed
1/2 ounce grated asiago cheese
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar


I begin by cutting the stems off of the brussels sprouts – you can do this, or skip this step.

Add sprouts to a food processor and pulse until sprouts are tiny shreds. Do it manually so you can control the size of the shreds. You want some larger pieces and you don’t want them to be crumbs!

Melt butter in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic and shredded sprouts, sprinkle with salt and pepper, and saute for about 5-7 minutes, or until sprouts are browning. Add vinegar while stirring and make sure sprouts are all coated. Saute for another 1-2 minutes. Remove and plate.

Top with crumbled bacon and a small sprinkling of asiago cheese. Devour!

Can someone please tell me who I am? Because I really don’t know.
P.S. -> there is a (tasty!) giveaway going on over at the How Sweet Facebook page.

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76 Responses to “Shredded Sprouts Salad.”

  1. #
    Wei-Wei — October 29, 2010 @ 7:33 pm

    I’m scared now – Jessica, where are you?! I was stuffing my face with blondies last night and you were making shredded sprouts salad?! WHERE HAS MY FRIEND GONE????


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    Dani — October 29, 2010 @ 8:49 pm

    I made these tonight, they were soooo good! I’ve basically been OBSESSED with roasted brussel sprouts lately so you basically made my day when I saw this! Thanks for posting!!


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    Alycia (Crowley Party) — October 29, 2010 @ 9:15 pm



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    Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread — October 30, 2010 @ 4:26 am

    I never thought about shredding brussel sprouts!!!! Great salad!


  5. #
    Moni'sMeals — October 30, 2010 @ 1:49 pm

    this is so cool! What a clever dish. I will for sure being doing this as I have all these ingredients-ALWAYS. :)
    thanks again for you awesome recipes that you share with us all.


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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — October 31, 2010 @ 7:54 pm

    Oh my goodness… These look awesome. I just made Brussels sprouts tonight and I considered doing something new but just ended up roasting them. Next time I am making this!


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    Briana — November 1, 2010 @ 4:21 pm

    This looks ah!mazing !! I have a newfound LOVE for brussel sprouts as of late. Will be whipping this dish up soon! Thanks girl !! :)


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    d.liff @ yelleBELLYboo — October 17, 2011 @ 12:01 pm

    This is my favorite recipe everrrr. I’m going to review it on the blog this week!



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