Citrus Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Rice Paper “Bacon” Bits

Citrus Brussels grows slaw is a hearty and fresh winter season salad made more tasty with crispy rice paper “bacon” bits. Made with easy plant-based active ingredients in under 40 minutes.

An overhead shot of a small, matte black bowl containing some shaved brussels sprouts and deep red pieces of rice paper

An overhead shot of ingredients for a citrus brussels sprouts slaw.

Image shows a hand running rice paper wrappers under water in a kitchen sink.

Hi hi, simply an extremely fast drop in today! This citrus brussels grows slaw is a bit beyond my typical design because it has a both a synthetic bacon AND a synthetic tacky part. I understand, what is even taking place today?! I do not generally choose that type of ambiance with the plant-based food, however often it’s enjoyable! Other than when there’s seitan included since the texture of that things is too comparable to the genuine thing for me. Not gon na go there personally!

I had actually seen rice paper bacon drifting around Pinterest and YouTube last summertime, and was right away drawn in to the concept of it. This is odd since I was never ever among those individuals that freaked over genuine bacon, however for some factor, recreating it in plant-based formats is constantly something that I need to do.

I have actually attempted the rice paper approach a couple times, and what I can observe is this: it’s 100% matched to making crispy bits for salads/garnishing. I do not like it as a little strip on the plate/a sandwich since it does not have compound. Its strength is its ultra crispy/salty/shattering quality. Basically best for topping shredded brussels sprouts with citrusy dressing.

The other thing here is a brand-new solution of vegan “parm” for me. I have actually been utilizing sliced up almonds a fair bit recently– for almond milk, vegan ricotta, and now this tacky mix. They’re best for almond milk since they just require a 10 minute take in boiling water prior to they’re prepared to go. I integrate all my old favorites in this tacky, sprinkle-friendly knockoff however– dietary yeast, lemon passion, and miso.

You may likewise like my Loaded Brussels Sprouts Salad and my Kale and Brussels Sprout Caesar Slaw.

I understand this one appears like a lots of active ingredients, however there’s a great deal of overlap with fairly easy actions. Plus, this dish makes additional dressing and parm for a couple of additional yummy meals. Hope you all get to delight in a soothing however still primarily healthy salad today;-RRB- All my hugs, all the time.

Image shows a deep red liquid being brushed onto pieces of soaked rice paper wrappers.

An overhead shot of prepped components for a brussels sprout salad in 3 separate bowls.

An overhead shot of a shredded brussels sprout slaw.

An overhead shot of a small, matte black bowl containing some shaved brussels sprouts and deep red pieces of rice paper

Citrus Brussels Sprouts Slaw with Rice Paper “Bacon” Bits

PREPARATION TIME 25 minutes COOK TIME 13 minutes OVERALL TIME 38 minutes

Course Salad, Side Meal Diet Plan Gluten Free, Vegan, Vegetarian

Servings: 4 -6

Author: Laura Wright


Rice Paper “Bacon” Bits

  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dietary yeast
  • ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon gluten-free tamari soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon heat-tolerant oil, such as avocado
  • 4 rice paper covers

Almond “Parm”

  • 1 cup sliced almonds
  • 3 tablespoons dietary yeast
  • 1 teaspoon lemon passion
  • 1/2 teaspoon light miso
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste


  • 1/4 cup fresh lemon juice, from approximately 1 lemon
  • 1/4 cup fresh orange juice, from approximately 1 little orange
  • 2 teaspoons maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon dijon mustard
  • 1 clove of garlic, carefully grated with a Microplane
  • sea salt and ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup oil of option, such as olive or avocado


  • 1lb ( 454 grams) brussels sprouts
  • 4 green onions


  • Preheat the oven to 400 ° F. Line a big baking sheet with parchment.
  • In a little bowl, blend together the smoked paprika, garlic powder, dietary yeast, pepper, tamari, maple syrup, and oil. Reserve.
  • Layer 2 of the dry rice paper covers on top of each other. Keeping them lined up, cut the documents into quarters. You must have 4 double decker quarter pieces. Repeat with the staying rice paper covers.
  • Run the double layer pieces under running water till just-pliable and sticking together, then location moistened quarter pieces onto the ready flat pan, leaving area in between all pieces. Brush each quarter piece with the smoked paprika mix. Extremely carefully turn all pieces over, and brush the opposite.
  • Move the baking sheet into the oven and bake rice paper bacon till crisp, about 11-13 minutes. Let bacon cool entirely prior to slicing into “bits.”
  • For the almond parm, in the bowl of a food mill, integrate the sliced up almonds, dietary yeast, lemon passion, miso, salt, and pepper. Run the motor on high till you have a crumbly, combined mix that tastes a little salted and rather mouth-watering. Reserve.
  • For the dressing, in a sealable container, integrate the lemon juice, orange juice, maple syrup, dijon mustard, garlic, salt, pepper, and oil. Close the cover firmly on the container and shake strongly till integrated. Reserve.
  • Utilizing a mandolin slicer, or the shredding disc on your food mill, shred the brussels sprouts and move to a serving bowl. Slice the green onions and move those to the bowl too.
  • Pour about 1/3 cup of dressing onto the brussels sprouts and green onions, season with salt and pepper, and spray about 1/4 cup of the almond parm on top. Toss to integrate. Leading the brussels sprouts slaw with the “bacon” bits and additional parm. Serve right away.
  • * Bonus dressing and “parm” can be kept in sealed containers in the fridge for as much as a week.


  • The dressing and “parm” quantities both make additional since having salad dressing around and perhaps a little plant-based tacky goodness in the refrigerator is constantly an advantage.
  • You might quickly blend this salad up with other hearty greens like kale, collards, mustards, or cabbage.

Program Conceal 19 remarks

  • Sandra Lea

    I feel the exact same method as you about seitan, I do not consume meat since I do not like meat, I definitely do not wish to consume something that advises me of it. This dish looks fascinating, I like brussels sprouts so will absolutely attempt this. Reply

  • Karlie

    Your imagination is off the charts. I can’t wake to make this for my guy he will enjoy it. likewise having those garnishes in the refrigerator will make terrific staples for all my bowl meals xo Reply

  • Katy Craig

    This looks tasty! Brussel sprouts are my preferred veggie at the minute. I was simply questioning why you keep sliced up almonds in the freezer? Do they keep much better that method? I like your blog site:-RRB- x Reply

    • Laura

      Hey Katy,
      I keep the majority of my nuts and seeds in the freezer for extended service life. The Kitchn has a terrific little post on it here:
      – L Reply

  • Maya|Spice + Sprout

    Ohh, never ever become aware of the rice wrap bacon approach, however it looks so excellent! Not generally up for the phony meat things, however when it is all homemade out of genuine foods then why not!:D Reply

  • Jessica Murnane

    You’re a freak of nature with these concepts and astonish ME. Can not wait on your book. Reply

  • Sarah|Well and Complete

    Oohhhh rice paper bacon!! I require to attempt this things. Although I AM lovely dedicated to my coconut bacon;-RRB- Reply

  • Jessie Snyder

    I have actually never ever become aware of this and believe you are so genius for developing it, Laura. In spite of it’s Pinterest origins (what isn’t on there, truthfully). I’m absolutely with you on the seitan and texture thing (not a fan). Hope you’re taking some r & r time today and getting stired for CA next month– I can not wait!