This one is super quick and easy, especially if you have a mandolin slicer. If you are looking for something healthy and light that would make a perfect side dish or one great big main meal for one person, this is it. Plus you can try your hand at making your own coconut bacon and/or oil-free mustard dressing if you have time. Enjoy!
14-16 brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
1/2 an apple, thinly sliced
1/8 cup dried tart cherries (or cranberries)
1/2 cup coconut bacon (CLICK HERE for recipe or try Phoney Baloneys' brand)
1/4 cup slivered almonds
1/4 of a red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 cup oil-free mustard dressing (CLICK HERE for recipe or grab your favorite kind)
Black pepper, to taste
1. Wash brussels sprouts thoroughly by soaking in cold water with a splash of apple cider vinegar, and then rinsing.
2. Once washed and rinsed, peel each sprout's dirty looking outer layers, trim the ends, and cut each in half.
3. Using a mandolin, cut each sprout at the thinnest setting for the finest shave. Add shaved sprouts to a large bowl and repeat until all are used. If you do not have a mandolin try chopping them into long thin strips but be careful! Watch your fingers! Once shaved, wash and rinse again to be sure brussels are clean and free of dirt.
4. On the same setting, thinly slice the onion and apple. Place apple in a bowl of cold water with a splash of lemon juice to keep from browning. You can also soak the slices of onions in cold water to keep them crisp until you're ready to serve.
5. Pour the dressing into a large bowl of sprouts, adjusting the amount as desired. Toss to coat well. Add in the coconut bacon, cherries, almonds, onions, and apple slices. Gently toss to incorporate. Save a few apple slices as a topper.
6. Serve immediately topped with a sprinkle of pepper.
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