These little green nutritional powerhouses are often over-looked due to their somewhat bitter flavor. Smoky bacon, bright lemon juice, and sweet honey provide a much-needed makeover that balances out any bitterness. Roasting in mild-flavored avocado oil helps to crisp the Brussels sprouts, resulting in a moist, crunchy side dish for the fall season or any time of the year.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts & Bacon
- 1 lb . brussels sprouts cleaned
- 6 slices raw bacon
- ¼ cup 100% Pure Avocado Oil
- 1 lemon juice
- 1 tsp raw honey
- 2 tsp sea salt
- 1 tsp ground pepper
Preheat oven to 375 Line a half sheet pan with parchment or a silpat mat.
Cut brussels sprouts in half (or quarters if they’re larger in sizand remove outer leaves. Spread out on the sheet pan. Slice bacon in small pieces and scatter over the brussels sprouts.
Combine the avocado oil, lemon juice, honey, sea salt, and ground pepper in a small bowl and whisk well. Pour over the brussels sprouts and bacon and toss with your hands to coat, spreading everything out evenly.
Cook for 30-40 minutes, tossing 1-2 times throughout the cook time. The brussels sprouts will be browned and the bacon will be crisp. Serve immediately!