• Prep Time
    5 Mins
  • Cook Time
    0 Mins
  • Total Time
    5 Mins
  • The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Warm Brussels Sprouts and Spinach Salad with Bacon, Toasted Walnuts, Dried Apricots and Gorgonzola

    Ana Quincoces created this sweet and savory salad, featuring "eye-healthy" spinach and Brussels sprouts, for Transitions Lenses at the South Beach Wine and Food Festival. Ana further enhanced these good-for-you ingredients with crumbled bacon and gorgonzola, toasted walnuts and sweet-tart dried apricots.


    Ingredients
    2
    cups
    Brussels sprouts, rinsed and dried
    2
    cups
    baby spinach, rinsed, dried and chopped
    6
    strips
    bacon
    3
    tablespoons
    extra-virgin olive oil
    3
    tablespoons
    rice wine vinegar
    2
    tablespoons
    fresh lemon juice
    1/2
    cup
    walnuts, lightly toasted
    1/3
    cup
    crumbled gorgonzola cheese
    1/4
    cup
    dried apricots, coarsely chopped
    Directions
    Bring 3 cups of water and one teaspoon of salt to a rolling boil in a large saucepan or pot. Trim the ends off the sprouts and peel off any loose leaves.
    Add the Brussels sprouts to the boiling water and blanch for 2 minutes. Immerse the sprouts immediately in ice water and when cooled, drain and dry well.
    Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook the bacon over medium to medium-high heat until crispy. Remove from the pan and set on paper towel to drain; crumble.
    Thinly slice the sprouts and add to the skillet with the bacon drippings. Cook for 1 to 2 minutes until tender but still firm; remove from the heat and set aside.
    In a large bowl, combine the oil, vinegar, lemon juice, a pinch of sea salt, a pinch of sugar, and black pepper to taste. Mix well.
    Add the sprouts and spinach to the dressing and toss to combine. Top with the bacon, walnuts, gorgonzola cheese and apricots. Toss gently and serve immediately. Season to taste with additional sea salt and black pepper if necessary.

    The base number of servings for this recipe is 4
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    Categories 

    EasySaladSide Dish

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