Lettuce topped with roasted red potatoes and brussels sprouts and topped with bacon, goat cheese, and a creamy, flavor-packed leek dressing.
Another salad recipe? Yes. If there’s anytime to post a salad recipe, it’s in January. I’m just [trying] to do my job as a food blogger, but let’s ignore the fact that I made two dessert-ish recipes yesterday. Balance, friends! It’s always important to start the week off right, so I figured we should chat about salad and the weekend on this fine Monday.
First, the weekend. Miguel and I went out to eat at Banh Mi & Ti (i.e. my new fav Vietnamese restaurant) and then met up with some friends afterward. Miguel spent the rest of the weekend working, so I spent it creating recipes, hangin’ with my girl (Layla) and with my mama, who kept me company Saturday afternoon. I feel like there was a heat wave throughout the entire country, yes? Maybe? It was SO warm this weekend, which I loved and also hated because it’s not normal. And then I spent Saturday night watching Parent Trap. This may be an arguable statement, but it’s definitely Lindsay Lohan’s best movie. I know I know—what about Mean Girls? Yeah, it’s good but Parent Trap is better. She has to play two characters!
Woof, where was I? Ahhhh, salad.
This brussels sprouts salad is topped with roasted brussels sprouts and red potatoes, bacon, goat cheese, and an easy peasy leek dressing. I know I just said I hate making my own dressing—and I really do—but I had leeks that I needed to use up and I figured dressing would be a good way to do so! Of course it has an olive oil base because I literally don’t know how to create a dressing without olive oil in it.
Admittedly, the dressing is my favorite part of this recipe, but let’s not forget the red potatoes! And sprouts, but I feel like we’ve talked about brussels sprouts a trillion times. Red potatoes remind me of my childhood because my mom made them fairly regularly, but I don’t want to say for sure, but I think I prefer them to regular Idaho/russet potatoes. WHAT.
I didn’t measure the amount of sprouts and potatoes because I think you can determine how much of each you want to include. In the recipe I wrote 1 cup of each, but feel free to make more or less depending on your personal preference. You can never have too many!
- For the salad:
- 2 cups romaine/mixed green lettuce
- 1 cup brussels sprouts sliced
- 1 cup red potatoes cut into bite-size pieces
- 2 slices bacon cooked and broken into small pieces
- 2 tablespoon goat cheese
- For the dressing:
- ½ cup leeks
- 3 tablespoon olive oil
- 2 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon white vinegar
- Juice of ½ lemon
- ¼ teaspoon thyme preferably fresh
- ¼ teaspoon black pepper
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 425°.
- Place brussels sprouts and potatoes into a large bowl and drizzle with olive oil (1-2 tbsp); once oven is heated, transfer to a baking sheet and roast until potatoes are slightly golden brown and sprouts are crispy.
- While those are roasting, make the salad dressing. Place all ingredients into a blender and pulse until smooth. Set aside.
- To assemble: place lettuce in a large bowl and add goat cheese, cooked bacon, roasted potatoes and brussels sprouts; stir.
- Last, pour dressing overtop and stir to combine.
This looks amazinggg !!! where did u get the plate from?
I believe the plate was a Goodwill find!
Alicia @bridges through life says
I've never thought to make a leek dressing. Sounds good. Oh and I also love The Parent Trap as well.
It's the best--thanks Alicia!
Kelly @ Kelly Runs For Food says
I always loved Freaky Friday too. Ahh, the good old days before Lindsay Lohan got so scary....This salad looks pretty amazing!
Ohhhh yes I forgot about that one!
Sarah | Well and Full says
Oh my gosh I love that spoon that says "The Almond Eater" on it!! That's so cute!
Thank you! I believe it's from Etsy.
Karen @ Seasonal Cravings says
I love a warm salad like this in the winter especially with a dressing like that! Love the idea of using leeks in a dressing. Where did you get that spatula? I need one...now!
My brother actually got it for me for my birthday, but I believe he got it on Etsy!
Bethany @ athletic avocado says
Now this is the type of salads I love! With all the roasted veggies and homemade flavorful dressings! I'm obsessed with roasted brussels sprouts right now 🙂
Marina @ A Dancer's Live-It says
Ahhh Erin that spoon is awesome!! 🙂 Just made roasted brussels last night but something was missing from them...oh yeah, I know. This leek dressing!! 😉
Yes! Sprouts+leek dressing are perfect togetherrrrr.
Oh wow this recipe is so unique! I've never tried leeks in anything but potato leek soup! Also that wooden spatula is AMAZING!
Leek dressing just works, and thank you! My brother got it for me for my birthday 🙂