Brussels Sprouts Slaw is a salad that’s gonna make you rethink brussels sprouts.
Yes, I said a salad.
Well, a salad/slaw.
Mainly a slaw.
But trust me on this one, because this shredded brussels sprouts slaw is anything but boring.
As far as shredding, I use a mandoline, and it’s soooo worth it. If you haven’t gifted yourself one, this is a good excuse to.
However, if you’re not a fan, you can chop them by hand or whirl them in a food processor until shredded.
I promise it’s worth it for the delicious crunch.
Now, let’s talk flavor.
First bacon because, let’s face it, everything’s better with bacon. Put a few slices between a few paper towels and microwave until they’re nice and crispy, then give them a good chop.
Next up, raisins.
These are important because they add an element of both texture and a contrast in flavor.
It’s that whole salty/sweet thing that’s so good.
And, yes, my raisins are some big ass raisins. I found them at Misfit Market, it’s kinda like an online farmer’s market that has a plethora of things along with produce.
They will seriously take this salad to the next level.
Now for some crunch.
Crushed pistachios are the perfect addition, giving the salad a nice nutty flavor and some extra texture. If you’re not a fan of pistachios, any nut or seed will do.
I just happen to be on a pistachio kick lately.
Especially unshelled. I’m not sure why, but they seem to taste better when I have to shell them myself.
And now for the pièce de résistance: the mustard vinaigrette.
Whisk together some dijon mustard, red wine vinegar, honey, and olive oil, and you have a tangy, slightly sweet dressing that’s gonna make all the other flavors pop.
This is a healthy (yes, from me) and flavorful salad that’s gonna make all your friends jealous.
It is great on its own as a side dish, or you can add some grilled chicken or shrimp to make it a fantastic dinner.
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