Brussels Sprout Chiffonade with Bacon & Almonds

Brussels Sprout Chiffonade

These thinly sliced brussels sprouts will make you want to eat them this way all the time. Blanching them quickly in boiling water gives them the perfect texture. This delicious salad has a wonderful balance of richness and acidity, and keeps well in a refrigerator for a few days. It’s the perfect way to start a meal or to accompany a main course as a side.


3.5 cups brussels sprouts, thinly sliced*
1 cup sliced almonds
6 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
1/3 lb (150g) bacon**
1/3 cup butter
1 lemon, juiced
 Add: salt & pepper to taste


  1. To blanch the brussels sprouts boil a medium sized pot of water. Fill a bowl with cold water and set aside. Once water has boiled, slowly pour it over the brussels sprouts in a colander then transfer to cold water to halt the cooking. The shaved brussels sprouts should still be firm, but no longer raw.
  2. On a baking sheet toast almonds for ten minutes at 300F.
  3. On low heat, pan fry bacon for 5 minutes (drain fat if necessary), then add garlic and cook for another 5 minutes to soften.
  4. Combine brussels sprouts, almonds, bacon and garlic in a large mixing bowl. Add juice of one lemon, butter, salt and pepper. Toss and serve.

Serves: 4

Recipe Hints

* Try using a mandolin or sharp chef’s knife to thinly slice the brussels sprouts.
** We suggest using Meadowbrook Meat Market or The Pork Shop to source your bacon for this recipe.

Recipe provided by: Jessica Emin, @thejessicaemin

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3 Responses to Brussels Sprout Chiffonade with Bacon & Almonds

  1. bob cerovich says:

    step 4: “pancetta” makes its first appearance, Shouldn’t that be “bacon” ?

  2. Jill says:

    Do you really use 1/3 cup of butter and do you melt it first?


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