I first made this Citrus & Brussel Salad with Bacon on a night I did not want to cook, but wanted something yummy. It was incredibly easy to whip up, and all the flavors just go so well together. The bacon here was almost like pork belly, it was sooo thick and yum. There were only 4 slices in the package! Definitely something I recommend using for this dish as it added that something special, however, regular cut bacon would work as well. You can omit the quinoa if you don’t eat that and replace with cauliflower rice.
Citrus & Brussel Salad with Bacon
Bag of Brussel Sprouts with end cut off
1 cup red cabbage chopped
1 cup sprouted Quinoa
1 lb THICK cut uncured bacon (mine had 4 slices total from Pedersons)
1/3 cup raw sunflower seeds (you can soak/sprout these overnight as well)
Juice from 1 lemon
1/4 cup raw Apple Cider Vinegar
1 tbls mustard
1 tsp raw honey (I do not use sweeteners hardly ever, but if I do, its raw honey as I believe it to have many health benefits)
1 tsp turmeric
dash of smokey paprika
Pinch dried chili flakes
Cook bacon in iron skillet with a good sprinkling of fresh ground pepper. While this is cooking you can make the salad.
Cook your quinoa. Add to Bowl when finished
Prep your brussels and run through a chopper or shredder, dump into a bowl. Larger chop your red cabbage and add to bowl. Peel and add clementine sections.
Add all dressing ingredients into a glass jar and shake it like a polaroid picture! LOL Pour over salad. Top with sunflower seeds.
When bacon is done you can chop into bite size pieces and add to salad when serving, or you can serve whole on top!
Please tell me if you make this Citrus & Brussel Salad, my hubby and I just loved it, maybe it was the bacon. Haha.