roasted brussels sprouts caesar salad


We will admit we have a serious brussels sprout obsession. We have never met a brussels sprout that did not amaze us! We prepare them many ways — pan fry them, roast them in the oven, or eat them raw. But, this salad is probably our favorite way to have my brussels sprouts.

Once we started having brussels in salads, we could not get enough of them. Our family is big on Caesar salads but let’s face it– we have all had Caesar salad a million times and while it is a delicious salad, it dawned on us one day to use brussels sprouts instead of romaine lettuce. Picture brussel sprouts – roasted in the oven, chewy, and caramelized, laced with bacon, and tossed with homemade Caesar dressing. After we made this the first time – my family had it every night for a long time. Not kidding. Enjoy!


roasted brussels sprouts caesar salad

  • Author: Salt and Share
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Salads
  • Cuisine: American


For the salad

  • 1 lb bacon, cooked and coarsely chopped, reserve 4 full slices
  • 3 lbs brussels sprouts, shaved
  • 3 tablesoons olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon pepper

For homemade caesar dressing

  • 1 cup mayonnaise or plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ cup grated parmesan
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 1 teaspoon worcestershire sauce


For the salad

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Toss brussels sprouts in 3 T olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  3. Line a jelly roll pan with foil and spread brussels sprouts in a single layer. (You may not fit all brussels sprouts on your pan and may have to repeat this step.)
  4. Roast at 425 degrees for 15-20 minutes until crispy and slightly charred. Remove, repeat with remaining brussels.
  5. Slice bacon in half. Place in single layer on a foil lined jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 for 15-20 minutes. Cool and chop.
  6. Cool brussels sprouts, mix with chopped bacon, toss with Caesar dressing.
  7. Tear reserved slices of bacon and sprinkle on top of salad

For homemade caesar dressing

  1. Whisk garlic, anchovy paste and worcestershire sauce together.
  2. Add mayonnaise, parmesan cheese, salt and pepper. Whisk until combined.
  3. Can store in refrigerator for one week

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