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Bacon + Egg Brussels Sprout Salad with Sweet Potato and Avocado

Now I love my wife.  She’s an absolutely stunning woman with an equally huge and caring heart.

But people.  A perfectly soft cooked egg with a velvety, luscious yolk?  Now that’s the epitome of beauty.  It’s the Scarlett Johansson of the food world.  My wife would say Bradley Cooper.  Or Geoffrey Zakarian… she has a weird obsession with him.  I digress.

Point is… eggs are legit.  Especially on top of this epic gluten-free and paleo friendly salad.

Bacon and Safest Choice Egg Brussels Sprout Salad

And this isn’t your average lame side salad… some limp lettuce and bottled dressing with a few pathetic vegetables thrown in the mix. Heck no.  This Bacon and Egg Brussels Sprout Salad with Sweet Potato + Avocado has some serious flavor on flavor action going on.

I’ve been wanting to make a Brussels sprouts salad since last yeaforever (forever sounds a bit more intense and dramatic, doesn’t it?).  I’m such a fan of B sprouts.  That’s right, B sprouts.  We’re on a nickname basis.

Now I have to admit, I had to overcome a bit of a kitchen fear to get my creative Brussels sprouts salad on.  The mandoline.  Oh man, instant flashback to the first time I tried one and gave myself a nice filet of finger. But now I respect the mandoline.  And the mandoline respects me.  We have a good working relationship now.

No mandoline?  No problemo… just halve the sprouts and then thinly slice. Same thing 😉

Ooooooo!  Raise your hand if you own a sous vide immersion circulator?  It’s my newest kitchen toy and I’m in absolutely in love. Not Scarlett Johannson in love, but in love nonetheless.  It makes cooking perfect eggs incredibly easy and almost foolproof.  I highly recommend it.   If you don’t have one… major bummer.  You should get one.  Go ahead, treat yourself.

And if that’s not in the cards, just go ahead and give ’em a poach.

bacon-egg-sweet-potato-brussels-sprout-salad Anyone else get a little worried about health and safety with runny eggs?  I used to… but no more.  Hello Safest Choice Eggs.

They use an all-natural pasteurization process that eliminates the risk of salmonella in the eggs.  You can cook your eggs nice and runny and keep your family safe… #forthewin.