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.

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Shredded Sprouts Salad

Yield: serves 1-2

Total Time: 25 minutes

Ingredients:

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

Directions:

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.”

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    Becca — October 29, 2010 @ 4:01 am

    That sounds delicious! I’d have to cook it while my husband is out of the house, though – he hates sprouts!

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    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 4:22 am

      He might like them this way!

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    Erica — October 29, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    I should try making Josh brussels this way. He loves them as much as I do and I’m sure would think they were even better with bacon.

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    chelsey @ clean eating chelsey — October 29, 2010 @ 4:10 am

    Woah – this surely is not like you. Especially because brussels sprouts are like a true veggie… they’re just about the least desired veggie from people who don’t like veggies. I don’t even know you anymore.

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    Anna @ Newlywed, Newly Veg — October 29, 2010 @ 4:13 am

    Yum! This reminds me of a fancy chopped salad!

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    Estela @ Weekly Bite — October 29, 2010 @ 4:16 am

    What a great idea! This reminds me of a chopped salad, which is my favorite way to eat salads! You get a taste of everything in one bite!

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    Kim in MD — October 29, 2010 @ 4:36 am

    You really do like brussels sprouts! This salad looks incredible, and it may even make a brussels sprout lover out of my husband! Thanks for sharing, Jessica!

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    Sarena (The Non Dairy Queen) — October 29, 2010 @ 4:48 am

    Staying home changes you, right?! You did put bacon and cheese in it…you aren’t that far from yourself…maybe a better version. Have a great day Jessica!

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    Marisa @Loser for Life — October 29, 2010 @ 4:56 am

    I’ve been wanting to try shredded sprouts! With bacon of course :)

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    Meaghen — October 29, 2010 @ 5:15 am

    I’ve never heard of shredded sprout salad before! It reminds me of a coleslaw. I guess the bacon didn’t hurt getting you to like it, right? :)

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    Lauren — October 29, 2010 @ 5:16 am

    I LOVE brussels sprouts, and this salad sounds delish. A must try, for sure :).

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    Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat — October 29, 2010 @ 5:30 am

    I’ve never shredded my Brussels sprouts before but that looks like a delicious salad! I can’t believe I hated these as a kid – I can’t get enough of them now!!

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    Ami @ beyondpeasandcarrots — October 29, 2010 @ 5:32 am

    oh yum. This would be an amazing side instead of coleslaw sometime!

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    Cara — October 29, 2010 @ 5:35 am

    I dig it!
    It looks fun too :)

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    Heather — October 29, 2010 @ 5:44 am

    um, this sounds AMAZING!

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    Emily — October 29, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    woooah… and why have I never done this?! (I feel like I often say this on your blog). You are really creative!!

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    Holly @ couchpotatoathlete — October 29, 2010 @ 5:57 am

    What a good idea to shred the sprouts — I’m not a big fan of them either!

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    nancy k — October 29, 2010 @ 5:58 am

    Actually, this salad looks and sounds really yummy…and I am not a brussels sprout lover. I will have to give it a try ASAP. Thanks for sharing!

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    Erica — October 29, 2010 @ 6:01 am

    I have never heard of anyone making Brussels sprouts this way. I love this idea. The recipe looks so good! Glad you added cheese haha

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    Jessie — October 29, 2010 @ 6:20 am

    I love the idea of shredding the sprouts! I can’t wait to give this recipe a try.

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    Sophie @ yumventures — October 29, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    So creative! I am definitely excited that sprouts are back in season. Call me crazy :)

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    Liz @ Blog is the New Black — October 29, 2010 @ 6:35 am

    What a great idea! Look at you with all these veggie recipes… Idk who you are, either! ;)

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    Emily — October 29, 2010 @ 6:37 am

    i love brussels. especially with bacon.
    in fact, i just had it for dinner last night.
    with pasta. evennnnn better.

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    RunningOnCoffee — October 29, 2010 @ 6:41 am

    What is it about brussel sprouts and bacon? They go well together! I just made a brussel sprouts/bacon with ravioli recipe Monday night and posted about it.

    http://running-on-coffee.blogspot.com/2010/10/brussel-sprouts.html

    I think I will try your method of shredding the brussel sprouts when I make them next!

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    Joslyn @ missfitbliss — October 29, 2010 @ 6:42 am

    Yum! This reminds me of an Asian stir fry dish I made a few years ago in my parents’ wok. I was surprised at how good shredded Brussels sprouts were.

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    Jo — October 29, 2010 @ 6:45 am

    Oh. My. Goodness! This looks delicious (minus the bacon, I’m a non-pork eater)!!! I am newly obsessed with brussel sprouts- my sister made them for Thanksgiving last year and ever since I’ve been hooked. I usually roast them with olive oil, salt, and pepper, but I am DEFINITELY trying this! Yum!

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — October 29, 2010 @ 6:50 am

    Yum! I bet this would also be great with brown sugar and red pepper flakes! I love a good sweet and spicy combo.

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    Alina @ Duty Free Foodie — October 29, 2010 @ 7:09 am

    That actually looks amazing and I am looking forward to making it sometime soon. However, I am beginning to suspect that you secretly like brussel sprounts.

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    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 8:08 am

      I do, I do! I haven’t made a secret about that. But they must be roasted so they get a little sweet and caramelized. :)

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    Natalia - a side of simple — October 29, 2010 @ 7:48 am

    Looks so fresh and tasty! Bacon makes it all better ;)

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    Jess — October 29, 2010 @ 8:04 am

    you must be psychic, i really needed a new brussel sprout recipe, and anything with bacon is always a good idea:) thanks jessica!

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    Rachel @ The Avid Appetite — October 29, 2010 @ 8:06 am

    I LOVE chopped salads too!

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    Lauren — October 29, 2010 @ 8:38 am

    Silly girl. Who are you? You are a culinary god-that is who! Now own it!

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    Caitlin — October 29, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    I love me some chopped salad something fierce. Bravo! has one of the best, hands down.

    I am really proud of all these greens. Perhaps I should start cooking now? More than grits, that is.

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    Jessica@tastyandtrim — October 29, 2010 @ 9:00 am

    What a creative way to eat brussel sprouts! This dish looks delicious – can’t go wrong when there’s bacon :)

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    Kath — October 29, 2010 @ 9:11 am

    Jessica, this looks so good! I can’t wait to try it! Thanks for the inspiration.

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    Ellen@FirednFabulous — October 29, 2010 @ 10:19 am

    Honestly, I don’t know WHO you are with this post! And I’m starting to question who I am because I’m actually considering eating brussels sprouts now! I like the idea of chopping them up really small. It’s the texture that creeps me out, so this would totally solve that problem! And bacon helps, too, of course :)

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    Kacy — October 29, 2010 @ 10:27 am

    You are a changed woman! That looks wonderful! Very elegant.

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    Katrina — October 29, 2010 @ 10:31 am

    At first I was confused about this post, and then I saw the bacon. Now I understand.

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    Jenna — October 29, 2010 @ 11:16 am

    This look so good! i’m trying it tonight for sure.

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    Naomi(onefitfoodie) — October 29, 2010 @ 11:47 am

    GENIOUS idea!!!! I love the idea of shredding veggies to make a fun salad!! love it jessica!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — October 29, 2010 @ 12:12 pm

    haha I’m so proud of you! I love brussels roasted but I’ve seen a few different shredded versions that sound awesome. Definitely going to break this one out when I need to please (trick?) some veggie-haters! :)

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    Kris | iheartwellness.com — October 29, 2010 @ 12:19 pm

    Mmmmm I am a veggie lover, so I am super excited to try this out! Isn’t it funny that growing up I hated the sprouts, now I freaking love them!

    xxoo

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    Lauren at KeepItSweet — October 29, 2010 @ 12:20 pm

    my aunt makes a dish like that every thanksgiving that i love, but she doesn’t add bacon……… now i want to try it with!

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    Dan — October 29, 2010 @ 1:16 pm

    Jessica, I think I can make this better for you. Do it up southern style…rather than saute in melted butter, fry your bacon up, reserve the bacon grease, and saute the sprouts in the bacon grease. Muwahahaha

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    • Jessica — October 29th, 2010 @ 1:19 pm

      Totally agree! That is how I cooked the other sprouts. I would’ve done the same here, but I was using a reserved slice of bacon from the day before!

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    the blissful baker — October 29, 2010 @ 1:26 pm

    this looks super yummy! i love brussel sprouts!

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    Tabitha (From Single to Married) — October 29, 2010 @ 2:59 pm

    so healthy – love it!

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    Averie (LoveVeggiesAndYoga) — October 29, 2010 @ 3:42 pm

    this looks awesome!

    and i have eaten raw brussles and generally shredding them makes them a little easier. there are some raw foodies who eat raw brussles and ive tried that…not the best, but not awful LOL

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    kate — October 29, 2010 @ 3:46 pm

    I never would of thought to shred brussels sprouts. Or that Id find a veggie recipe without cheese or bacon on your blog! Have a great weekend :)

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — October 29, 2010 @ 5:43 pm

    There is something very special about shredded sprouts. I had them for the first time last winter. They are very easy to eat. Especially with cheese! xo

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    Dana @ my little celebration — October 29, 2010 @ 5:54 pm

    Oh man, that salad looks good! I never thought of shredding the sprouts up. I’ve only roasted them before. Great idea!

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    Leah @ Why Deprive? — October 29, 2010 @ 6:32 pm

    Everytime you post about brussels sprouts my mouth drops a little. This salad looks so good! :)

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