BURN bites: shaved brussels + bacon salad w/ honey dijon vinaigrette

This hearty winter salad is sure to satisfy and sustain. Packed with filling nutrients like protein and fiber, this sweet and savory dinner dish will leave you feeling fuller, longer, and wondering why you hadn't considered pairing these abundant seasonal ingredients before!


What You'll Need:

for the salad -

1 10oz package shaved brussels sprouts (try Trader Joe's)

1 pear

5 slices bacon (preferably nitrate-free)

1 cup dry lentils

juice of 1/2 a lemon

for the vinaigrette -

1/4 cup grapeseed oil

1 tbs red wine vinegar

1 heaping tbs dijon mustard

1 tbs warm raw honey

salt + pepper to taste

How To Make It Happen -

Begin by preparing lentils according to packaging instructions.

While the lentils are cooking, thinly slice the pear and drizzle with lemon juice. Make your dressing by combining the grapeseed oil, vinegar, mustard, honey, salt and pepper. When lentils are fully cooked, set all aside.

Next, slice bacon into 1/4 inch cubes and place in frying pan on medium high. Cook, stirring occasionally, for about 5 minutes. Turn heat down to medium, adding sprouts, salt and pepper. Continue cooking the bacon and sprouts until the sprouts are wilted and beginning to brown. Once this occurs (about 3 minutes) remove the mixture form the heat and add it to your cooked lentils. Allow the salad to cool completely before incorporating the pears and drizzling with the vinaigrette.

Nutritional Info: 300 calories per 1 1/4 cup serving