• Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon

    July 10, 2013

    Thank you for all of your wonderful comments on Lindsay’s post this morning. I can’t imagine having someone close to me go through something like that. Lindsay is definitely one strong woman, and I know we all have her and Chad in our thoughts and prayers. If you’d like to make a donation, here’s the link to Chad’s page.

    Mmm! Mal and I had an especially delicious dinner last night!

    Sweet Potato, Chickpea & Brussels Sprout Salad

    Oooh, yes… all of my favorites foods in one nutritious, delicious, and satisfying meal!

    Sweet Potato, Chickpea, & Brussels Sprout Salad with Bacon

    Ingredients:

    • 10 ounces frozen Brussels sprouts
    • 2 cups roasted and diced sweet potatoes (approx. 2 medium sweet potatoes)
    • 1 cup chickpeas
    • 6 pieces of bacon
    • 1 tsp garlic powder
    • 2 tsp maple syrup
    • 1/4 tsp sea salt

    Directions:

    Place frozen Brussels sprouts in a microwave-safe dish and nuke for three minutes. (This recipe would also work with fresh, steamed Brussels sprouts.) Remove Brussels sprouts from microwave, allow them to cool off a little bit, and then cut them in half.

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    Cook bacon on medium-high heat in a large frying pan on the stovetop for 4-5 minutes. Flip each piece of bacon and then add the Brussels sprouts. Once bacon is finished cooking, remove it from the pan and continue to fry Brussels sprouts in the bacon grease. I recommend flipping all of the Brussels sprouts over onto their flat side, so they get a nice roast on them.

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    Once the Brussels sprouts are finished cooking, add them to a large mixing bowl with sweet potatoes, chickpeas, garlic powder, maple syrup, and sea salt. Then, break up the bacon using your fingers and add it to the bowl. Finally, mix everything together and enjoy!

    Makes 2-3 servings (1 Mal-sized serving + 1 Tina sized-serving)

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    Yum! I am so happy with how this meal turned out. It’s pretty much all of my favorite foods in one dish, so how could I not like it, right? I loved how all of the different flavors came together, especially the salty + sweet combinations.

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    Question of the Day

    Which food is your favorite: sweet potatoes, bacon, or Brussels sprouts?

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    Jan @ Sprouts n Squats July 10, 2013 at 11:34 pm

    That looks so good! No wonder you and Mal enjoyed it :)

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    Terri July 11, 2013 at 12:54 am

    Mmmmmm going to make this tonight without the bacon!!

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    Chris July 11, 2013 at 1:55 am

    Looks so good! Never been a huge fan of brussels sprouts but this looks so good I’m thinking to give them another chance in this. Otherwise maybe I’ll just use broccoli!

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    Sophie @ life's philosophie July 11, 2013 at 6:18 am

    Looks delicious! I can’t wait to try this.

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    Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution July 11, 2013 at 11:20 am

    Did you roast the potatoes and chickpeas?

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    Tina July 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    Just the sweet potatoes!

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    Kristy @ Kristy's Health Revolution July 11, 2013 at 11:21 am

    @Kristy @ Kristy’s Health Revolution: Doh! Nevermind, I see that you mention that the potatoes were roasted in the ingredients list.

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    Chelsea @ Designs on Dinner July 11, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    It’s a tough choice, but I’m going to have to go with brussels sprouts.

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    Jennifer Fotheringham July 11, 2013 at 12:45 pm

    Oh don’t make me choose between sweet potatoes and Brussel sprouts! I just couldn’t!

    People really don’t like sprouts over here in the UK, I don’t understand why! They only eat them at Christmas and even then it’s because they feel they have to. I just don’t get it, they are delicious!

    J x

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    Kylie July 11, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    When I saw his post yesterday, I realized I had most of the ingredients already at home (except Brussels sprout and chickpeas) so I used a bundle of asparagus (I chopped it) instead and it all turned out great! Love the taste of sweet potato and bacon together. Delicious :) Thanks Tina!

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    Tina July 11, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    I’m so glad you liked it! :)

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    Calista July 11, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    This looks so good and I can’t wait to make it. I think my son will really like it too, since he adores chickpeas!

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    Jennifer July 12, 2013 at 7:50 pm

    I tried it tonight without the bacon and it was great. My picky daughter liked it too. Loved the combo of brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes.

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    Earlene Blosser July 13, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Awesome recipe. Looks so tasty. Maybe you could tell us how many calories this recipe has. That would really interests me.

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    Chelsea Preedy July 25, 2013 at 12:39 pm

    Chad’s story was absolutely inspiring. My hope is for continual healing for him and support for his loved ones. I can’t wait to hear how he progresses! Tina, you’re meal looks fabulous. I have to say that while I love all of the ingredients, brussel sprouts are my favorite. They pair so well with all different flavors. I actually used some last night in a stir fry and they were delicious!

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    Ky July 28, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Made this for dinner earlier in the week and it was DELICIOUS. It’s a definite do-over. Thanks for the recipe!

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    Tina July 28, 2013 at 11:39 am

    So glad you liked it!!

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