Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Pecorino Salad

Kelsey here from Happyolks! Sharing my favorite salad of all-time today with you: shaved brussels sprouts with luscious pecorino, bacon, bing cherries, and toasty almonds. A perfect balance of crunchy, salty, and sweet that has converted every brussels sprouts hater I’ve served. I recommend serving with the Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay (my favorite from Kendall-Jackson!).

 shaved brussels sprouts with luscious pecorino, bacon, bing cherries, and toasty almonds. A perfect balance of crunchy, salty, and sweet that has converted every brussels sprouts hater I've served. I recommend serving with the Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay (my favorite from Kendall-Jackson!).

 shaved brussels sprouts with luscious pecorino, bacon, bing cherries, and toasty almonds. A perfect balance of crunchy, salty, and sweet that has converted every brussels sprouts hater I've served. I recommend serving with the Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay (my favorite from Kendall-Jackson!).

Shaved Brussels Sprouts & Pecorino Salad
 
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Serves: 4-6
 
Ingredients
  • 2 lbs. Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup toasted almonds, chopped
  • 5 strips crisply cooked bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup dried Bing cherries
  • ¼ lb Pecorino, shaved
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 2 heaping tbsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp of red wine vinegar
  • salt/pepper to taste
 
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350' F. Lay bacon pieces on a rimmed baking sheet and cook for 10-15 minutes until crisp. Remove from heat and reserve rendered fat for the dressing.
  2. Using a food processor or mandoline, shred brussels sprouts the way you would cabbage for coleslaw. Rinse, drain, and place in the basin of a large mixing bowl. Add cooked bacon, cherries, and almonds to the shaved sprouts.
  3. To make the dressing, combine olive oil, mustard, honey, red wine vinegar, and liquid bacon fat in a small bowl. Whisk until combined, then pour over the salad. Toss to completely coat.
  4. Garnish salad with shavings of pecorino. For large ribbons use a vegetable peeler along the long side of the cheese and repeat lengthwise.
 
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 shaved brussels sprouts with luscious pecorino, bacon, bing cherries, and toasty almonds. A perfect balance of crunchy, salty, and sweet that has converted every brussels sprouts hater I've served. I recommend serving with the Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay (my favorite from Kendall-Jackson!).

 shaved brussels sprouts with luscious pecorino, bacon, bing cherries, and toasty almonds. A perfect balance of crunchy, salty, and sweet that has converted every brussels sprouts hater I've served. I recommend serving with the Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay (my favorite from Kendall-Jackson!).

 shaved brussels sprouts with luscious pecorino, bacon, bing cherries, and toasty almonds. A perfect balance of crunchy, salty, and sweet that has converted every brussels sprouts hater I've served. I recommend serving with the Jackson Estate Camelot Chardonnay (my favorite from Kendall-Jackson!).