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Warm Brussels Sprout Salad with a Poached Egg

Hold on to your hats because I’m about to write something that’s going to make you wonder if you’re reading the right blog.

This fall I am testing out some changes to my diet. I’m swapping smoothies for oatmeal and salads for soup and warm veggies. I know, I know. Totally goes against everything you’ve seen here for the last oh…two years and I’ll go into more depth about the reason for the switch in a follow up post so in the meantime send me strength as I fight smoothie withdrawal!

As part of this switch I have been getting a little more creative with my lunches lately and today I’m excited to share with you a recipe for a warm brussels sprout salad that I got from Salted.

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad

Remember how I reviewed Salted a month or so ago? It’s an online cooking school full of video courses and tutorials from over 100 well known chefs (read my review for a full overview). This warm brussels sprout salad was one of the first recipes that I saved on Salted when I was first checking out the site and it’s been on my mind ever since!


I have really been enjoying Salted. I just prop my laptop up on the counter and cook right alongside the chef. I have found the videos to be very easy to follow and very detailed. I also appreciate that the chef’s make it easy for you to modify the recipe based on taste, preference, what you have on hand, etc.


Take this recipe for example. The original recipe called for bacon, I used prosciutto because it was what I had in the fridge. It also called for a shallot. I didn’t have one so I just left it out. The recipe called for sherry vinegar, I used balsamic. The results were still an amazing and delicious warm salad.

Warm Brussels Sprout Salad 2

This salad starts with making a warm vinaigrette in a pan with the bacon/prosciutto and then adding the shredded brussels sprouts to cook with the vinaigrette. Note: I cooked my brussels a little longer than the video tutorial called for because I wanted them a little softer. You top everything off with a poached egg, shredded manchego (or whatever cheese) and chopped pistachios.

Honestly, this salad didn’t even take me that much longer to put together than my normal cold salad. I don’t know if I’m a slow salad maker or what but sometimes I spend 20 minutes plus assembling my lunch salads by the time I chop veggies, toast nuts, make vinaigrettes, etc. This warm salad was ready in under 20 minutes and tasted amazing!

Salted is a subscription-based service but the video tutorial for this salad is available for free! You can check it out here.

And if you want to try Salted out for yourself, the first 25 readers to use promo code PBRUNNER will get 3 free months of Salted TV! CLICK HERE!

Do you have any favorite “warm salads” to share? I would love your ideas!

This post is part of my partnership with Salted but the opinions are my own!

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  • duffy October 21, 2015, 2:25 pm

    This is cool – brussels and cheese are two things that I wouldn’t have thought to put together. I really like the idea of Salted – it’s like yogaglo for cooking! Very cool partnership.

    • Jen DeCurtins October 22, 2015, 4:07 pm

      Haha! It really is! It has made me try things I certainly wouldn’t have otherwise.

  • Celia - Chicago Jogger October 21, 2015, 3:55 pm

    This salad looks perfect for fall – you had me at Brussels sprouts 🙂 Are you getting acupuncture by chance? I started acupuncture in late summer and my specialist asked me to stop with “cold” foods and stick to the paleo diet. I definitely miss smoothies but I’m getting used to the change!

    • Jen DeCurtins October 22, 2015, 4:08 pm

      It was delicious! I’m not getting acupuncture. I’ll do a detailed post on the changes soon!

  • Cara's Healthy Cravings October 21, 2015, 8:11 pm

    I love warm salads and I do think, as the temperatures drop come winter time, our bodies desire warming foods, to help heat and stimulate things from the inside out.

    My go-to warm salad is garlicky sautéed kale topped with roasted veg, chickpeas, avocado and a fried egg.

    • Jen DeCurtins October 22, 2015, 4:09 pm

      Yum! Anything with avocado and an egg sounds good to me!

  • Sarah @ BucketListTummy October 21, 2015, 10:09 pm

    I am LOVING anything brussel sprout right now, and this looks amazing. Adding beets would be awesome too! I like how you adapted based on what you have – food is all about flexibility on all accounts!

    • Jen DeCurtins October 22, 2015, 4:11 pm

      It would! Beets are one of my favorites!

      • Julie October 22, 2015, 9:27 pm


        • Jen DeCurtins October 22, 2015, 10:10 pm

          yeah girl, just a little in that direction as a test!

  • meredith @ Cookie ChRUNicles October 22, 2015, 5:21 am

    Yum – I love anything with Brussels sprouts! They are my favorite roasted veggie think. I don’t have recipes really for my warm salads but I love roasted vegetables like butternut squash, Brussels sprouts and cauliflower and adding them to a salad. A warm cold salad is the best.

  • DeeDee October 22, 2015, 10:34 am

    My guess is an ayurvedic or Chinese medicine professional told you to eat warm foods instead of cold. If that’s the case, I wish you luck–I’ve been there and it was really hard!

  • Tara | Treble in the Kitchen October 22, 2015, 11:29 am

    I am loving all the brussels right now! This looks wonderful!

  • She Rocks Fitness October 22, 2015, 3:56 pm

    YUMMY! I am currently loving brussels sprouts…They are pretty versatile and can thrown into any salad recipe I think…I love that you added prosciutto because they are a perfect pair!

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