Warm Apple, Bacon & Brussels Sprout Salad
Welcome to a taste of Italy! This warm apple, bacon & Brussels sprouts salad brings together sweet and salty flavours and is topped with crumbled walnuts and cooked pancetta for a gourmet touch.
Chef Tip: Cooking time: 6 Prep time: 20
Variety Tip: *This recipe is best prepared using 1-2 McIntosh, Gala, Honeycrisp or Ambrosia apples
|6||slices of pancetta|
|2 cups||shredded Brussels sprouts||(500 mL)|
|1 cup||Ontario Apples* cut into matchsticks||(250 mL)|
|1/2 cup||sliced shallots||(125 mL)|
|1 tbsp||oil||(15 mL)|
|2 tbsp||lemon juice||(30 mL)|
|1 1/2 tsp||honey||(7 mL)|
|1/4 tsp||salt||(1 mL)|
|1/4 cup||walnut pieces||(60 mL)|
|1/4 cup||shredded baby Parmesan||(60 mL)|
Salad: In a large skillet, cook pancetta for 5 minutes over medium heat or until crisp. Remove pancetta from skillet and set aside.
Return the skillet to the stovetop with 1 tsp (5 mL) of the pancetta fat. Stir in Brussels sprouts, apples and shallots. Cook for one minute.
Dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together oil, lemon juice, honey and salt.
In a large bowl toss together Brussels sprout/apple mixture with the dressing. Top with walnuts, Parmesan and crumbled, cooked pancetta.