Inspired by a few different recipes I found online for roasted brussels sprouts, I took what I liked best from each and ran with it. I’ve never tried roasted brussels sprouts before so I wasn’t sure if I’d like them; the last time I had this vegetable it was not prepared well and the results were awful. I was pleased to discover however that when roasted this way they are delectable.
Below is what I came up with, my own version of a roasted brussels sprouts recipe – if something this simple can even be called a recipe. I’m not giving any exact amounts because that’s really just not how I roll when I’m cooking on the fly. Plus it’s all going to depend on how many brussels sprouts you’re planning to cook. Be creative and just season these according to your taste.
Chop off the knobby bits on the end then slice the brussels sprouts in half. The young, small ones taste the best.
In a large bowl mix together the brussels sprouts with:
- just enough olive oil to coat
- two splashes of balsamic vinegar
- one large crushed garlic clove
- couple dashes each of sea salt, black pepper, red chili flakes and nutritional yeast
Place on baking sheet and roast at 400 for about 15 min. Turn and roast for another 5 minutes or until the tops get nicely browned and slightly crispy.
I made a quick dipping sauce of balsamic vinegar, agave nectar and more red chili flakes.
At this point I’m addicted to roasted brussels sprouts and I’ve been making them almost everyday for the past week. They make for the perfect quick, cheap and super healthy snack, something I’m grateful for right now as I’m attempting to shed the winter weight.Related Posts:
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- Let’s keep things simple.