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.

serves 4

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.