6 pieces bacon, chopped (for a vegetarian option, omit bacon and use 3 tablespoonsghee)
3cups Brussels sprouts, sliced thin
3 cloves garlic cloves, minced
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1cup shredded Pecorino Romano cheese (omit for dairy free)
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4cup chopped hazelnuts
Place zucchini in a colander and toss with sea salt. Let sit while you prepare the rest of the recipe. Place bacon in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook until crispy, about 5-7 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, remove the bacon from the pan. Increase heat to medium-high and add Brussels sprouts to the pan and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown on the edges, about 5 minutes.
While the Brussels sprouts are cooking, place a clean dishtowel on the counter and pour the zucchini onto the towel. Gently pat the zucchini dry to remove excess moisture.
Make a well in the center of the pan and add the garlic and pepper flakes. Cook until fragrant, about 45 seconds, then stir aromatics into the Brussels sprouts. Add zucchini, cheese, bacon and lemon juice. Toss until all ingredients are hot and the cheese has melted. Serve with hazelnuts.
Serving Size:Serves 4-6
Keywords: zucchini noodles with bacon, Brussels sprouts and hazelnuts