Warm Chickpea, Mushroom, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Hubby and I LOVE brussels sprouts. When they’re roasted, they are my favorite vegetable. We probably eat roasted brussels at least once a week. Sometimes more like three times a week. They’re just SO GOOD. And I’m proud to say that I introduced them to my family and now my 17 year old sister makes them at home for dinner.

As much as I love roasted brussels, I also like to mix things up sometimes. I made this recipe for the first time as an excuse to try that Cardamom Candied Bacon. Let me tell you, we’ve been mixing this Warm Chickpea, Mushroom, and Brussels Sprouts Salad pretty often since that first time.

If I don’t have candied bacon, I just use regular old bacon. I honestly couldn’t notice a difference when the bacon wasn’t candied. The hardest part of this recipe is just slicing the brussels. Luckily, Hubby enjoys this dish so much, he offers to slice the brussels for me while I cook the bacon. This salad is great fresh off the stove and it also reheats well and is a perfect addition to a packed lunch from home.

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Warm Chickpea, Mushroom, and Brussels Sprouts Salad

Brussels sprouts are roasted with bacon, chickpeas, and mushrooms for a hearty tasty vegetable side dish

Yield: Serves 6

Ingredients:

3 Tbsp butter, divided
8 oz mushrooms
20 brussels sprouts (~10 oz)
2 cans (15 oz each) chickpeas, drained and rinsed
4 slices cardamom candied bacon, crumbled (or plain bacon, fried, and crumbled)
1/4 cup toasted pecans, chopped
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp freshly ground nutmeg
freshly grated parmesan for topping

Directions:

Heat a large skillet oven medium heat and add 2 Tbsp of butter.

Add mushrooms and saute for about 5 minutes, or until they begin to caramelize, stirring occasionally.

Add brussels with a pinch of salt and the remaining tablespoon of butter, stirring to coat, then cooking for another 5 minutes.

Add in chickpeas, bacon, pecans, pepper and nutmeg, then stir and let sit for 5-6 minutes until chickpeas are warm and the flavors come together.

Serve warm with grated parmesan on top.

Recipe from How Sweet It Is

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10 Responses to “Corn Tomato and Avocado Salad”

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    Cate — June 30, 2009 at 12:36 pm

    This looks like such a perfect summer salad. I would definitely add a ton of cilantro. I love it!

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    oneordinaryday — June 30, 2009 at 12:45 pm

    Looks perfect. Yum.

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    Colleen — June 30, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    Your pictures look great! I am glad you liked this – I need to make it again soon!

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    Mermaid Sweets — June 30, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    oh Yum, I will have to try this. Way to improvise in the kitchen, looks like your kitchen is still in the works.

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    thecookingnurse — June 30, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I have seen this recipe floating around and I must try it!

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    Ingrid — June 30, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    I’m in so long as I can pick out the tomatoes! 🙂 Not a fan of them.

    Btw, I made your 40 clove chicken in the slow cooker…..HOLY COW, was that good and so easy (best part)! I’d made it before but a different recipe and not in the slow cooker. My honey actually put it all in the crockpot. My Mom loved it!
    ~ingrid

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    ellysaysopa — June 30, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I saved this from Colleen’s site, too. It looks so good. A perfect summer salad!

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    Jen — June 30, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    It is so good. For anyone who’s thinking about making it. DO IT! I also made it again the other day. I didn’t have an avocado around, so I just mixed in a packet of Wholly Guacomole instead. It was delicious.

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    Katie — July 2, 2009 at 12:44 am

    YUMMY! It looks great and perfect for the summer!

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    thecookingnurse — July 13, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Update! I made this and added a few additional ingredients. I love it!

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