Naked Bacon And Brussels Sprouts Salad - Paleo
Whoever said brussels sprouts were boring obviously never made this Naked Bacon and Brussels Sprouts Salad! Tossed with dried cranberries, red onion, pecans, and plenty of Original Naked Bacon, this is one side dish that eats like a main course!
It’s served with a Maple-Mustard salad dressing that totally takes the flavor over the top. Trust us, stock up on sugar-free Naked Bacon, then make this for your next holiday dinner party.
This is a great make-ahead recipe, but if you’re preparing it in advance, don’t toss with the salad dressing until just before serving. It’ll keep the bacon nice and crispy. Okay, now on to the recipe!!
PALEO BRUSSELS SPROUTS AND NAKED BACON SALAD
8 oz. Original Naked Bacon
16 oz. Brussels Sprouts
1/2 cup dried cranberries (be sure they aren’t sweetened with sugar
1 cup pecans
1/4 red onion
Maple Mustard Salad dressing (recipe below!)
In a large skillet, fry the bacon until crispy. Set it aside on a paper towel. Don’t dump the rendered bacon fat! It’s full of flavor!
While the bacon cooks, use a mandolin or sharp knife to thinly shred or slice the Brussels sprouts. Add the Brussels sprouts to the pan of rendered fat and saute over medium heat for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
Thinly slice the red onion and chop the pecans, then stir them into the Brussels sprouts.
Remove from heat and toss with salad dressing. Season to taste with salt and pepper and enjoy!
Maple-Mustard Salad Dressing
1/2 cup olive or avocado oil
1/8 cup maple syrup
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp dijon mustard
salt and pepper to taste
Whisk all ingredients together. Pour about half over the Brussels sprouts salad and toss together. Add more if desired.
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