Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad With Bacon And Pomegranate Seeds


Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad With Bacon And Pomegranate Seeds

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I love a salad that not only tastes amazing, but that can be made in advance and still retain its crispness and fresh taste. This is one of those salads.

Instead of a traditional leafy green, the base of this dish is made from shredded Brussels sprouts. You can shred them on a mandoline or with a shredding blade of a food processor. I got lucky because one of my local markets sells them already shredded! Boy, did I luck out because I was making this for a party of 60 people…

Brussels sprouts are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family. Cruciferous vegetables have anti-cancer qualities. Specifically, they contain anti-cancer glucosinolates. When glucosinolates are broken down by chewing, they create compounds that have been found to inhibit the production of cancer cells. And, by the way, anyone who says they don’t like Brussels sprouts probably has never tried them raw; when they are not cooked they don’t emit that cabbage-like smell and they don’t have that taste that some people don’t like.

Adding pomegranate seeds to this bowl of raw sprouts ups the health-value even more (and really makes it taste so good…). Pomegranate seeds nourish the blood. In Chinese medicine, we know that many illnesses and conditions are caused by the body making poor quality blood. Pomegranate seeds are great at helping the body make good quality blood. They are also good to combat diarrhea, anemia and incontinence.

You’ll notice that this recipe includes Parmesan cheese. Very rarely, do I put cheese in anything, but it really does taste good here, and when I’m cooking for a large crowd sometimes I’ll throw caution to the wind. I will tell you though, that I did pull some of the salad out before I added the cheese (so I could eat some myself) and it was still really delicious.

I made all of the components of this salad the day before I was serving it. Everything was prepped and in containers in the fridge along with a separate container of the dressing. You’ve gotta love this aspect…

Cook up your bacon and chop it up. Please use organic, nitrate-free bacon if you can…
cooked bacon chopped

Make the dressing by processing some full-fat, grass-fed yogurt…
grass-fed yogurt container

With fresh orange juice…
orange wedge

Lemon juice…

Raw honey, sea salt and the oil of your choice…
honey jar

In a large bowl, toss the shredded Brussels sprouts…
shaved brussels sprouts

With the pomegranate seeds…
pomegranate seeds

Chopped raw almonds…
almonds chopped

And the bacon and Parmesan cheese. Then fold in the dressing…
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Enjoy this salad as a side dish or as a light lunch!
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Shredded Brussels Sprouts Salad With Bacon And Pomegranate Seeds
(serves 10-15 as a side dish)
recipe gratefully adapted from:

8 slices bacon, cooked until crispy and then roughly chopped
2 lb shredded Brussels sprouts (about 8 cups)
1-1/2 cups pomegranate seeds
1 cup shredded Parmesan cheese
1/2 cup chopped raw almonds

For the dressing:
1/4 cup full-fat, grass-fed plain yogurt
juice of 1 orange
juice of 1 lemon
2 Tbs raw honey
pinch of sea salt
1 large shallot, peeled and roughly chopped
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil, avocado oil, flax oil or grape seed oil

Make the dressing: Combine all ingredients in food processor and whiz it up until smooth.

Make the salad: Toss cooked bacon, shredded Brussels sprouts, pomegranate seeds, Parmesan cheese and almonds in a large bowl. Fold in as much dressing as you like. Enjoy!

Note: The dressing can be made the day before, kept covered and refrigerated. The bacon can be cooked the day before and stored in the fridge.

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