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Brussels sprouts: Love ’em or hate ’em, there is no in-between. At least, that’s how it seems. Every time I mention them, I’m met with cries of disgust. And yet they’re one of the most nutritious vegetables out there. Isn’t that always how it goes? The better something is for you, the less appetizing it is.
Well, after many years of force-feeding myself Brussels sprouts (and having to eat my husband’s servings, too, because he wouldn’t touch them), I’ve mastered all the ways to make them palatable to my household. Trick number one? Always include bacon. Everything is more appealing with bacon in it.
Trick number two is to add tart – not bitter – flavors like lemon, cranberries, or orange that will draw some of the attention away from the flavor of Brussels sprouts. (Trick number three is to go in the opposite direction and include sweets like honey, raisins, or maple syrup, but that’s not the direction I went in this recipe.) This is one of just a couple of Brussels sprouts recipes that have become staples for me and which I actually look forward to eating. I hope you enjoy it, too!
- 8 strips bacon, cooked and crumbled
- 1 small shallot, minced
- 1 pound Brussels sprouts, shaved
- ½ cup extra virgin olive oil
- ⅓ cup dried cranberries
- 6 tablespoons orange juice
- 3 tablespoons lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon sea salt
- Combine all ingredients in a large mixing bowl and toss to combine, then serve.
What is this diet? It does not say? Thank you
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I love Brussels sprouts! I will definitely have to try this recipe! Thank you!
Sounds delicious. I have brussel sprouts waiting and ready for this wonderful recipe!
do you reconstitute these cranberries first. I noticed on the amazon site they are quite dry.
You can soak them in a little bit of hot water to reconstitute!
I started on the AIP diet about 3 weeks ago and I have had psoriasis about 6 months now and it has perpetually become worse. I’m 34 and have been doing a lot of research and much information says people with psoriasis should avoid any bacon even if it is completely AIP. Also, citrus fruits have been brought up many times. I’m starting to become confused what I should be consuming as my psoriasis hasn’t become any better. Many of the recipes on the site have citrus or bacon in it. Thanks
Hi Adam! I think what you are referring to is histamine intolerance – this is an additional layer that some people find helps them pinpoint their sensitivities. I wrote an article about it here that you might find helpful: https://autoimmunewellness.com/could-histamine-intolerance-be-impacting-your-autoimmune-healing/
What kind of bacon is acceptable on this diet?
Hey Donna! You want to look for bacon that is gluten-free and doesn’t have preservatives or any other non-compliant ingredients (like nightshades or seed spices). You need to read labels carefully, but there are some good products out there!
This looks so yummy! Are the Brussels sprouts raw?
If a recipe indicates that an ingredient needs to be cooked, it will show up in the ingredients list (like the bacon is here) or in the instructions.