When it comes to side dishes, simple is best. A list of ingredients you can count on one hand is the way I like to do it. This dish delivers on ease and offers plenty of solid nutrition and great Primal taste. Cooking up great flavor starts with quality ingredients, for sure, but don’t underestimate the power of a great sauce or seasoning—and the right cooking method. Roasting vegetables is one of the surest ways to bring out a richer, deeper taste. Brussels sprouts work great for this. Add some balsamic and bacon, and you’ve got an amazing side for any meaty main course.
Bacon & Balsamic Brussels Sprouts
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20-25 minutes
- 14 Brussels sprouts
- 1/4 cup Primal Kitchen® Avocado Oil 
- Salt & pepper to taste
- 3 strips cooked bacon
- 1/3 cup Primal Kitchen Balsamic Dressing 
- Optional: 1/3 cup blue cheese crumbles
Preheat oven to 425 ºF.
Cut the ends off of the Brussels sprouts and then slice in halves or quarters (if pieces are very large).
Roast for 20-25 minutes. Remove the Brussels sprouts from the oven. Then toss with cooked bacon pieces. Add blue cheese crumbles if desired.
Nutritional Information (per serving without cheese):
- Calories: 488
- Total Carbs: 9.2 grams
- Net Carbs: 7.5 grams
- Fat: 49 grams
- Protein: 5.2 grams