Shredded Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Avocado

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This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it’s also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.

This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.Shredded Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Avocado

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My youngest daughter Madison loves eating shredded raw brussels sprout salads, which I realize may be a bit odd for a six year old. She doesn’t like them cooked however, so I use them in salads quite often, and sometimes even pack it for her lunch (yes, she does get teased about this!). Her favorite brussels sprout salad recipe is with lemon and oil, as you can see here.

I love this version with bacon and avocado, because… well bacon!!

This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.

This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.
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Shredded Raw Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon and Avocado

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284 Cals 10 Protein 18.5 Carbs 21 Fats
Prep Time: 8 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Yield: 2 Servings
COURSE: Lunch, Salad, Side Dish
CUISINE: American
This shredded raw brussels sprout salad with bacon and avocado can be eaten as a main or a side dish. Because raw brussels stand up so well to dressing, it's also great to make ahead – just add the avocado right before serving.

Ingredients

  • 3 slices center-cut bacon, diced
  • 3 cups shredded brussels sprouts
  • 4 oz avocado, diced (1 small)

For the vinaigrette:

  • 1 tsp dijon mustard
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp plus 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons chopped red onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt

Instructions

  • Cook bacon in a large heavy nonstick skillet until crispy, about 7 minutes. Transfer to a paper towel to drain and set aside.
  • In a small bowl whisk the vinaigrette ingredients. Place brussels in a bowl and toss, pour dressing over the salad, top with avocado and bacon and serve right away.

Nutrition

Serving: 2cups, Calories: 284kcal, Carbohydrates: 18.5g, Protein: 10g, Fat: 21g, Saturated Fat: 3.5g, Cholesterol: 3.5mg, Sodium: 535mg, Fiber: 9g, Sugar: 4g
Blue Smart Points: 7
Green Smart Points: 7
Purple Smart Points: 7
Points +: 8
Keywords: brussel sprout salad with bacon, brussel sprout side dish, raw brussel sprout salad, shredded brussels sprouts

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41 comments

  1. Great side salad with Skinny Taste fig pork tenderloin and some baked acorn squash. My husband wanted something a bit sweet in this salad so I added a couple ounces of finely diced granny smith apple. That was good too. To save calorie I used less avocado, a lower fat bacon and used nonfat plain Greek yogurt in place of oil. ( I will try anything to save a calorie as long as still tastes great at the end. We still liked it a lot. Will make again. I think I like raw brussels as well as cooked. Great for a hot day. Food processor ( my mini one) I use a lot for this sort of thing and it is done in an instant.

  2. I wasn’t sure I’d I could handle raw brussel sprouts. I sauted it in a small amount of bacon grease, then added the dressing. So delicious!

  3. Great recipe! I added grilled shrimp.

  4. can’t go wrong with Brussels sprouts, bacon and avo!! love this salad and great for leftovers

  5. I gave this a whirl last weekend.  I used my food processor to shred the brussel sprouts with the slicer.  I did have to manually slice some odds and ends but overall it saved time.  It tasted great and kept well in the refrigerator for leftovers.  I used it as a side dish.  It’s a keeper

  6. I shredded with a grater. A bag of Brussels sprouts produced 6 cups so I doubled everything else. I thought I would love this recipe. Most of Gina’s food seem to be my go to when I am looking for something awesome to cook. This one fell between the cracks in the cutting board. Yuk! It would of been nice if the recipe had explained the method of cutting the little buds. I don’t think it would probably would  make a difference but it did say SHRED. I am not willing to try this again.   

  7. This is delicious, just wanted to mention that when I add the nutrition facts in my WW app, it adds up to 9 SmartPoints, not 7. Maybe they changed the formula since this was posted?

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher) because it’s counting the fruits and vegetables. So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why.

      • Got it! That’s where I made the mistake, I think I was adding it as a food, not a recipe. Thanks so much for taking the time to explain 🙂 I loved all of your recipes before I started Weight Watchers, so super excited to keep trying more!

  8. This is so good. I didn’t have red onion and I am sure it adds flavor but I’m good without the indigestion. Thank you for the good recipes. It’s day one of Whole30. Hoping for results. No more inflammation. 

  9. I made this…yummmo..but i put apples and carrots n it…and left out the avacado…such a yummy delight

  10. I’m trying these tonight! Gina, thank you so much for ALL the wonderful recipes you post. My husband and I really enjoy them.

  11. SO good! I admit, I was skeptical, but I’m a fan. Our grocery was out of uncured bacon (I’m doing Whole 30) so I subbed proschiutto. It was delicious!

  12. I made this last night and it was great — I just wish I had a clue how many brussel sprouts it would take to get 3 Cups shredded — I ended up with WAY too many brussel sprouts and should have probably doubled the vinaigrette recipe.  

    I used Al Fresco’s new chicken bacon — if you haven’t tried it yet and are concerned about sodium or don’t eat pork, this stuff is shelf stable and tastes more like bacon than any turkey bacon we’ve ever tried. Plus, it just needs to be heated in the microwave for about 30 seconds and voila!  Everyone should try it. And no, I don’t work for the company!

  13. how do you shred brussels sprouts??!

  14. Looks so yummy!  I have every ingredient for this already, I will be making!

  15. Hi Gina…do you use the Weight Watchers Calculator along with your nutritional information? I’ve made a lot of your yummy recipes but find that the points are off by two or so….and for me every point counts…I love food! Thank you for all the recipes!

    • The only accurate way to determine any recipe’s SmartPoints® value is to plug the ingredients into the recipe builder on the Weight Watchers website (Click on “My Foods,” select “Recipe,” and click “Create a recipe.”) which does not count fruits and vegetables in recipes in the calculations as they are now 0 points.

      The SmartPoints® calculator isn’t meant for recipes and will often give you the wrong points (usually higher). So if you see a recipe with a SmartPoints® value that’s different from what the calculator tells you, now you know why! Test it out for yourself!

  16. Shred them in your food processor. 

  17. Can I use shredded cabbage? I got a 1/4 head wedge that needs to be used soon.

  18. I would also like to know how you shred your brussels sprouts and if you get the shredded ones from Trader Joe’s?  This may convert me to brussels sprouts.  Thank you!

    • I use personally use a knife… cut them in half, lay the half side down flat on the cutting board and slice them thin. They also sell them pre-shredded.

    • I shred mine with my a knife and sure you can use the ones from Trader Joes!

  19. The food looks so wonderfull. I will be making a lot of these dishes. I would like to get news letteres and all the great recipes.
          Gloria

  20. Avocado + Bacon = heaven!  Cant wait to try this!  

    Gina -Please, please post some lighter, spring inspired Instant Pot recipes if you get a chance!!!

  21. Do you ever use preshredded Brussels sprouts from trader Joe’s?

  22. I think it’s great your daughter loves Brussels Sprouts!  This recipe looks amazing!

  23. I made this tonight! I didn’t have any bacon so I used chicken and it was really good. I’m sure bacon would have made it much better. I didn’t know how to shred the brussel sprouts so I sliced them up thinly.  Great salad alternative!

  24. how in the heck do you shred brussellsprouts???!

    • shred them just like you would cut cabbage for slaw – just smaller
      cut the spouts in half so you have a nice stable surface
      put them face down on your cutting board and run your knife through to shred

  25. Looks amazing! Do you have any suggestions for easy ways to shred the Brussels sprouts? Can you put them in a Cuisine Art?