Pear Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

Pear Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad Recipe

How To Make Pear Bacon and Brussels Sprout Salad

This salad recipe is all about protein. We are using Brussel sprouts and bacon topped with a delicious vinaigrette flavored by mustard and lemon juice.

Preparation: 25 minutes
Cooking: 8 minutes
Total: 33 minutes



  • 6ozbaconchopped
  • 14ozbrussels sproutsbottoms trimmed, shredded
  • ½ cupfresh parsleysliced
  • 1cuppecanstoasted and roughly chopped
  • 2bartlett pearscored and diced small
  • ½ cupgorgonzola cheese
  • 2tbspshallotminced


  • 3tbspolive oil
  • 2tbspbacon drippingsrendered
  • 2 ½ tbsplemon juicefresh
  • 1tspdijon mustard
  • 1tbspmaple syrup
  • salt and freshly ground black pepper


  1. Cook bacon in a non-stick skillet over medium-high heat until browned and just crisp, about 6 to 8 minutes. Transfer bacon to plate lined with paper towels to drain and reserve rendered bacon drippings for dressing.

  2. In a large bowl toss together brussels sprouts, cooked bacon, parsley, pecans, pears, gorgonzola, and shallots. Toss with dressing and serve.

For the dressing:

  1. Whisk together all dressing ingredients in a mixing bowl or shake together well in a jar. Stir or shake again just before pouring onto the salad.


  • Calories: 856.26kcal
  • Fat: 69.23g
  • Saturated Fat: 31.53g
  • Trans Fat: 0.03g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 26.62g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 6.92g
  • Carbohydrates: 25.76g
  • Fiber: 7.56g
  • Sugar: 10.49g
  • Protein: 37.39g
  • Cholesterol: 121.20mg
  • Sodium: 1766.31mg
  • Calcium: 844.96mg
  • Potassium: 1095.00mg
  • Iron: 5.69mg
  • Vitamin A: 545.85µg
  • Vitamin C: 132.42mg
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