I love a hearty salad in the summertime and this one packs a ton of flavor. Crispy crumbled bacon is nestled in shaved brussels sprouts with sweet raisins and crunchy walnuts. This salad has a great sweet and savory combo and makes a great side dish to entrees. The dressing is easy to whip up with only four ingredients and continues the sweet and savory combination featuring tangy mustard and honey. Brussels sprouts are a nutrition powerhouse. They are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, high in vitamins C and K, choline, copper, folate and fiber. These nutritious sprouts are also very versatile; enjoy them raw, roasted, steamed, grilled, whole, sliced or shaved.
4 c chopped Brussels Sprouts
1/2 c raisins
1/3 c chopped walnuts
2 strips of bacon, cooked
2 tbsp olive oil
2 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
1 tbsp dijon or yellow mustard
While bacon cooks, finely chop Brussels sprouts and add to a large bowl.
In a small bowl, whisk ingredients for dressing together.
Once bacon is cooked, allow to crisp up on a paper towel, then coarsely chop.
Add bacon, raisins and walnuts to Brussels sprouts, top with dressing and mix well.
Refrigerate until serving.