This Shaved Brussels Salad pairs nutrient-dense Brussels sprouts with bacon, coconut flakes and dried apricots for a hit of sweetness. It is perfect for those who prefer to eat their vegetables raw versus cooked, or for warm summer days when the idea of anything hot is unappealing. And if you find Brussels sprouts to be bitter, the salty bacon and sweet dried fruit in this salad offset the more bitter flavor of the Brussels really well, as does the dressing!
Brussels sprouts have an impressive Nutrivore Score of 2817, which makes them a super nutrient-dense food! They are especially high in beneficial phytonutrients (glucosinolates, polyphenols, and carotenoids), vitamin K, and vitamin C plus so much more! In addition, studies show that, for every 100 grams of cruciferous veggies (like Brussels sprouts), we eat daily, all-cause mortality decreases by 24%! What better reason than that do you need to give this Shaved Brussels Salad a try!?!
Shaved Brussels Salad
- If using whole Brussels, trim off the brown part of the stems and either slice with a mandolin slicer or with a food processor as finely as possible.
- Chop bacon finely and brown on the stovetop in a pan until crispy, 8-10 minutes. Drain excess fat and let cool.
- Combine the salt, cinnamon, lemon juice, and olive oil. Pour over the sprouts and toss to coat evenly. Add bacon bits, chopped apricots and coconut flakes, then toss to combine. Serve.