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warm brussel sprout salad

by Heather

Good morning!

First day back to work and I was thinking it was Monday. Lucky me, it’s already Tuesday. :). Hope you had a wonderful long weekend and are settling back into your routine nicely. I made it to a noon cycle class, then processed to watch 2 movies after it on the couch. I was quite the lazy girl!

I’ve decided it’s time to cut back on the sweet making for a bit, just a little bit. Our house is still filled with chocolate and goodies, even ice cream I bought on an impulse while shopping hungry (whoops!).

Instead of sweets, I’ll carry on with my salad series. Today’s salad isn’t your traditional salad either. Nope. No lettuce base and it’s not chilled either.

Brussel sprouts and kale are cooked together with a touch of bacon, then finishes with a sprinkle of walnuts. You could call this a side if you want to, but top it with a warm piece of fish or chicken and I see a delicious plate full of salad.

I highly recommend making extra because the leftovers are delicious. Especially if you turn them into a frittata with some eggs + parmesan then topped with ketchup. Just sayin… it is good.

Warm Brussel Sprout and Kale Salad


  • 1 slice peppered bacon, finely diced
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups brussel sprouts, end removed
  • 5-6 kale leaves, stalks removed
  • sea salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup walnuts


  1. Add the bacon to a large skillet and cook over medium-high heat until crispy.
  2. While the bacon cooks, add the brussel sprouts and kale to a food processor. Pulse until almost finely chopped. There should be no huge chunks remaining.
  3. Once the bacon is cooked, add in the onion, brussel sprouts and kale. Cook for 8-10 minutes, or until softened. Season with sea salt and pepper.
  4. Pour into a serving platter and top with the walnuts (preferably toasted).

Do you make warm salads often? What’s your favorite?


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Hilliary @Happily Ever Healthy January 3, 2012 - 9:31 am

This looks delicious! I have decided that I need to cut back on the sweets and up the fruit and veggie intake! I will def be trying this salad, brussel sprouts are a favorite!

Get Healthy with Heather January 5, 2012 - 5:36 am

Brussel sprouts are sooooo good! Enjoy is Hilliary!

Lauren @ What Lauren Likes January 3, 2012 - 9:57 am

yum! I love warm salads and brussel sprouts- win win!

Amy B @ Second City Randomness January 3, 2012 - 10:12 am

I imagine the brussel sprout/bacon combination would be awesome! Bacon is something I always consider getting at the grocery store and never actually purchasing. Probably because it goes well with pretty much everything and I’d fly through it…

Get Healthy with Heather January 5, 2012 - 5:36 am

Haha, I never really buy it either, but when I do my husband devours it!

Erica January 3, 2012 - 10:24 am

I seriously love brussels! We had them last night- can’t get enough. This is a fun take on them. I’d have to do it without the bacon, but I’m in! I’ve done a grilled romaine before that I really enjoyed

Get Healthy with Heather January 5, 2012 - 5:37 am

Gotta try grilled romaine! Sounds amazing.

Lindsay @ Lindsay's List January 3, 2012 - 11:12 am

oh my gosh – this sounds so good! I really don’t like a lettuce base for a salad. this one solves that problem! PLUS, there’s bacon.

Ashley @ My Food 'N' Fitness Diaries January 3, 2012 - 11:34 am

i haven’t made many warm salads – i suppose it’s just something i never really think of! this salad looks SO good though and nothing like i’ve ever made before. i definitely plan adding this to my list of recipes to make this month! thank you!!

Get Healthy with Heather January 5, 2012 - 5:29 am

Hope you like it Ashley!

Jennifer @ Peanut Butter and Peppers January 3, 2012 - 4:02 pm

This looks amazing! I’ve been trying to find a different recipe for Brussels Sprouts! Thanks!

Get Healthy with Heather January 5, 2012 - 5:29 am

Brussel sprouts are pretty much the bomb. Hope you enjoy it Jennifer!

jodie January 3, 2012 - 4:37 pm

Wow this looks fantastic. I am always looking for ways to mix up my salads. Thanks

Brittany @ Itty Bits of Balance January 6, 2012 - 4:43 am

I feel you on the cutting back of sweets. This holiday season I at enough chocolate bark and pumpkin trifle to sink a ship!

Get Healthy with Heather January 6, 2012 - 10:23 am

Haha, yeah chocolate was my favorite during the holidays too! Not that it still isn’t 🙂

Heather January 17, 2012 - 8:52 pm

I made this tonight for my family to go along with a glazed pork tenderloin and everyone loved it. Thanks for sharing a great recipe!

Get Healthy with Heather January 18, 2012 - 8:41 am

Awesome! Glad it was a hit 🙂


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