Monday, March 2, 2015

Paleo Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing


I love Brussels sprouts, and I particularly love them with bacon. What's even better? Cooking the sprouts in bacon grease, the drizzling them with a warm bacon vinaigrette! Talk about making good use of good things!

You can use this dressing in other recipes as well; it goes particularly well with spinach salad. You can likewise put what you want in with the sprouts. I chose to include some raw chopped pecans and some diced apple and red onion. I liked the contrast of the sweet and crunchy with the tang of the dressing.

Paleo Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Warm Bacon Dressing

4 strips nitrite-free bacon
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 tbs. pure maple syrup or raw honey
pinch of ground cinnamon
salt, pepper & garlic powder, to taste
10 oz. shaved Brussels sprouts (I use the bagged ones from Trader Joes)
2 tbs. raw chopped pecans
1/2 small pear, diced
3 tbs. diced red onion

Cook bacon in a large skillet until crisp. Remove to drain on paper towels. Pour off all but a couple tsp. of the grease into a measuring cup. You want to have about 1/4 cup of grease.

Whisk in vinegar, sweetener and seasonings. This is your dressing.

Meanwhile, return the skillet to medium heat and add the Brussels sprouts to the bacon grease. Cook until soft and starting to brown a little.

Put in a large bowl with pea, nuts and red onion. Drizzle with some dressing and taste for seasoning.

Store unused dressing in a sealed container the refrigerator. It will solidify, so simply put the container under running hot water until it liquifies again.

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