Given that it’s a cold, drizzly, gray day, I think it’s the perfect day to post this warm salad. It’s hearty, filling, and just generally comforting — perfect for winter. And since it’s got some good-for-you green things in there, you don’t have to fall into a pit of self-hatred after eating it (even if it does taste a little indulgent).
Warm Brussel Sprout Salad
serves 2 as a meal, 4 as a side
- 1 lb brussel sprouts, trimmed and halved or quartered (depending on size)
- 1 large yellow onion, quartered and sliced
- 4 thick slices bread (I used sourdough), cubed
- 3 thin slices prosciutto, diced (feel free to use bacon or pancetta instead)
- 1 bag (5oz) lettuce (I used arugula, but baby spinach or baby or mixed greens would also work well)
- 2 hard boiled eggs, chopped
- red wine vinegar (you could also use apple cider vinegar here)
- olive oil
- salt and pepper
- Preheat oven to 400°.
- Toss brussel sprouts and onion in olive oil, salt and pepper. Place in a single layer on a baking sheet and bake until tender, about 20 minutes.
- After the brussel sprouts have been cooking for 8 minutes, toss bread cubes with olive oil, salt and pepper. Add bread and prosciutto to baking sheet (in a single layer), and bake remaining 12 minutes with brussel sprouts and onions.
- Place lettuce and chopped eggs into a large salad bowl. Add cooked brussel sprouts, onion, prosciutto, and croutons, right out of the oven. Add 1 tbsp red wine vinegar, 1 tbsp olive oil, salt and pepper, then toss to combine.
*Don’t over-dress this salad — it can taste a bit heavy if you’re too heavy-handed with the dressing.