Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad

This recipe is one of my favorite salads, a chopped brussels sprouts salad.  It’s a copy cat from a local restaurant in Montclair, Fin.  We went to dinner there with friends and my girlfriend and I inhaled this salad.  We analyzed every bit and what was in it, so that we could re-create it at home.  It was literally, the tastiest salad I have ever had in a restaurant.

It’s an interesting mix of ingredients, but when they are all together, they just work so well.  This took a few tries to get right.  Feel free to go super heavy on the balsamic reduction, because it is the most important part of the recipe.  Getting a good blue cheese is, too.  You don’t want something too strong, oddly enough.

Let me know if you try this!  Enjoy!

5 from 3 votes
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Chopped Brussels Sprouts Salad

A light chopped salad packed with flavor.

Prep Time 25 minutes
Servings 4 people

Ingredients

  • 1 bag brussels sprouts chopped I run pre-cut ones through the food processor
  • 1 whole green apple, diced
  • 1 cup blue cheese, finely crumbled I love Jasper Hill's
  • 5 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
  • 1 cup walnuts, crushed I like them as finely crushed/chopped as possible
  • 1/3 cup red onion, diced
  • 1-2 whole red tomato, diced
  • 4 tablespoons balsamic reduction
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Cook bacon until crispy and set aside to cool.  When cool, crumble.

  2. While bacon cooks, finely dice all ingredients.  I prefer to use the food processor for the brussels and the nuts.  

  3. Mix together all ingredients and stir well.

  4. Serve and drizzle with extra balsamic.

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12 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    This looks so delicious!!

    Posted 3.21.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      Thanks Chelsea! I promise it is delicious, I wouldn’t have worked so hard to re-create it if not 😂

      Posted 3.21.17 Reply
  2. Omg. This looks sooo good! Adding to our menu for next week!

    Posted 3.21.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      It is, especially if you are a BS fan and are ok with blue cheese! It’s a little tedious, but if you make it ahead and let it set, it really lets the flavors sink in. Let me know if you try it!

      Posted 3.21.17 Reply
  3. That looks so good and pretty much hearty enough for an entire meal in my opinion. Thanks for sharing!

    Posted 3.21.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      I can eat this for lunch and be satisfied, which is VERY hard to do lately 😏

      Posted 3.21.17 Reply
  4. Amanda wrote:

    5 stars
    This looks and sounds amazing – I need to make this!!!

    Posted 3.21.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      It is SO good, I fully copied the restaurant, and I want to go back to eat so I don’t have to make it for myself all of the time lol!

      Posted 3.23.17 Reply
  5. 5 stars
    YUM! I so want this for lunch now! Love the addition of the apples and blue cheese <3
    Green Fashionista

    Posted 3.22.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      They are both so good and not things I would normally put in a salad!

      Posted 3.23.17 Reply
  6. Craig wrote:

    I’m assuming your using a “bag Brussels sprouts” being frozen 10 ounce or 16 ounce not fresh?

    Posted 11.14.17 Reply
    • Lindsay Newton wrote:

      No, I used a bag of fresh brussels sprouts. Trader Joe’s sells them!

      Posted 11.15.17 Reply