Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad

I absolutely love Brussels sprouts! If I see them on any menu, you can almost guarantee I am ordering them. They make for the perfect fall recipe or holiday dish too! I decided to combine my love for the vegetable and one of my most popular recipes on the blog, Avocado & Corn Couscous Salad, into one. The result was Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad. It is quite the delicious creation if I do say so myself!

Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad is made with Israeli couscous, shredded Brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, shaved parmesan cheese, and an easy lemon dijon vinaigrette. It’s the perfect recipe for dinner parties or a holiday side dish! Either way, this flavorful salad is sure to impress.

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Ingredients needed for Warm Brussels Sprout Salad…

Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad calls for only a few, simple ingredients for a truly delicious dish!

  • Brussels Sprouts: One of the two main ingredients of this warm salad is of course Brussels sprouts! They are one of my favorite vegetables & are delicious in this recipe. You’ll need 4 cups of shredded Brussels.
  • Israeli Couscous: Israeli couscous is the other main ingredient! It has a chewy texture and works perfectly as the base of this recipe. Cook 1 cup dry!
  • Bacon: Bacon truly makes everything better! Including this warm salad. You will need 5 slices, but honestly use as much as you want!
  • Garlic: The Brussels sprouts in this recipe are sautéed up with 3 minced garlic cloves. So delicious!
  • Parmesan Cheese: 1/4 cup of shaved parmesan cheese is a great addition to this recipe.
  • Lemon Vinaigrette: The easy lemon vinaigrette used in this salad is made with 2 tbsp olive oil, the juice of 1/2 lemon, 1 tsp dijon mustard, and 1 tsp pure maple syrup!
  • Salt & Pepper: Salt & pepper is used all throughout this recipe. It ups the flavor all around!
warm Brussels sprout salad

How to make Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe…

This is a super simple salad & side dish to make. It will only take about 30 minutes and will truly impress anyone you serve it too!

  1. Start by cooking your couscous according to the package instructions.  Once cooked set aside.
  2. Then prepare the Brussels sprouts by washing and slicing thinly.  Also mince the garlic.
  3. Next fry the bacon in a large pan.  Once done remove from the pan & crumble. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
  4. Add the minced garlic and shredded Brussels sprouts to the same pan you cooked the bacon in.  Add salt & pepper and sauté for about 5-10 minutes until cooked through & slightly browned.
  5. While the Brussels are cooking, prepare the vinaigrette – combine the olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.  Mix until evenly combined.
  6. Next add the cooked Brussels sprouts, couscous, bacon, and parmesan cheese to a large mixing bowl.  Add the vinaigrette on top and toss everything together.
  7. Serve warm & enjoy!
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Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprouts Salad Tips..

Follow the tips below for the perfect salad each and every time!

  • Sauté in the bacon grease! I don’t recommend skipping this step. It just adds so much incredible flavor.
  • Shred the Brussels sprouts! And by shred the Brussels sprouts I pretty much mean slice thinly. This allows for them to cook better and really crisp up nicely.
  • Serve fresh & warm! This is when the recipe will be most delicious. If you’re making this recipe for a party or a dinner, just prepare the ingredients ahead of time and actually cook close to when you want to serve it.
  • Add some extra ingredients! Dried cranberries, toasted nuts, or more seasonings / spices would all be great additions.
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How to store this recipe…

Store this recipe in an airtight container in the refrigerator. It will stay fresh for about 5 days to 1 week!

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Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad

Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad is made with Israeli couscous, shredded Brussels sprouts, crispy bacon, shaved parmesan cheese, and an easy lemon dijon vinaigrette. It’s the perfect recipe for dinner parties or a holiday side dish!  Either way, this flavorful salad is sure to impress.

  • Author: Kayla Berman
  • Prep Time: 20 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 Minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 4 Servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish

Ingredients

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Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad

  • 4 cups brussels sprouts, shredded
  • 1 cup Israeli couscous, dry
  • 5 slices of bacon
  • 1/4 cup parmesan cheese, shaved
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced

Lemon Vinaigrette

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 lemon, juice
  • 1 tsp pure maple syrup
  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • salt & pepper

Instructions

  1. Start by cooking your couscous according to the package instructions.  Once cooked set aside.
  2. Then prepare the Brussels sprouts by washing and slicing thinly.  Also mince the garlic.
  3. Next fry the bacon in a large pan.  Once done remove from the pan & crumble. Leave the bacon grease in the pan.
  4. Add the minced garlic and shredded Brussels sprouts to the same pan you cooked the bacon in.  Add salt & pepper and sauté for about 5-10 minutes until cooked through & slightly browned.
  5. While the Brussels are cooking, prepare the vinaigrette – combine the olive oil, juice of 1/2 lemon, pure maple syrup, dijon mustard, salt, and pepper.  Mix until evenly combined.
  6. Next add the cooked Brussels sprouts, couscous, bacon, and parmesan cheese to a large mixing bowl.  Add the vinaigrette on top and toss everything together.
  7. Serve warm & enjoy!

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