This dish is packed with nutrition and flavor. Brussels sprouts are a member of the cruciferous family of vegetables – what I consider the “rock stars” of vegetables. They have high levels of phytonutrients, vitamin A , vitamin C, folic acid and fiber. They also contain sulforaphane, an important compound that has been shown to have anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory and detoxification properties.

What makes this dish so flavorful is the homemade poppyseed dressing, and of course, the bacon. A good homemade dressing like this one also tastes great over a tossed green salad or your favorite roasted veggies.  


  • lb Brussels sprouts, trimmed 
  • ¼ cup dried blueberries 
  • 4 strips bacon, cooked 

Poppyseed Dressing: 

  • ¼ cup full fat unsweetened coconut milk, stir if separated in the can 
  • ¼ cup olive oil 
  • 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 
  • 1/3 cup lemon juice 
  • 3 tablespoons honey 
  • 1 teaspoon dry ground mustard 
  • ½ tablespoon poppy seeds 
  • ¼ teaspoon salt 


Using a food processor or mandolin, shave the Brussels sprouts to create a shredded lettuce consistency. Toss with dried blueberries. Mix all dressing ingredients in a jar with a lid. Pour on top of salad then top with bacon.