Shaved Brussels Sprouts and Kale Salad

    makes 8 servings · prep time: 15 minutes (not including time to cook bacon)

    This is one of those salads that you would order every single time you visited your favorite restaurant. You might even go to that restaurant specifically to order this salad. The bitterness of the kale and Brussels sprouts combined with the saltiness of the bacon and the creaminess of the blue cheese pair so perfectly with the Citrus Vinaigrette.


    • 1 bunch lacinato kale, destemmed and thinly sliced
    • 10 ounces fresh Brussels sprouts, shaved
    • 4 slices bacon, cooked crisp and chopped
    • ½ cup roasted and salted pecan halves
    • ½ cup crumbled blue cheese
    • Citrus Vinaigrette (here), for serving (optional)


    Combine all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette before serving, if using.

    tip: Try topping this salad with grilled chicken or salmon to make it a full meal.

    Optional dressing not included:

    CALORIES: 114 | FAT: 9 g | PROTEIN: 5 g | TOTAL CARBS: 5.5 g | DIETARY FIBER: 2.5 g | NET CARBS: 3 g