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Warm Couscous & Brussels Sprout Salad

5 from 6 reviews

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.

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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