Brussels sprout salad with bacon, apple and buttermilk dressing


  • Serves 4 people

  • 2 tsp olive oil
  • 4 bacon rashers (about 280gm), rind removed
  • 12 large Brussels sprouts
  • 3 golden shallots, thinly sliced
  • 2 Granny Smith apples, cut into matchsticks
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) mayonnaise
  • 60 ml (¼ cup) buttermilk
  • ½ bunch chives, finely chopped, to serve
  • To serve: shaved parmesan
01   Heat oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat, add bacon and fry, turning occasionally, until golden and crisp (6-8 minutes).
02   Shave Brussels sprouts with a mandolin into a bowl. Add a good pinch of salt, shallots, apples and half the lemon juice. Toss to combine and set aside.
03   Whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk and remaining lemon juice, drizzle over salad, toss well and transfer salad to a plate.
04   Chop bacon and scatter over salad along with chives and parmesan. Season to taste and serve.
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