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Fresh Friday – Roasted Brussels Sprouts 3 Ways

Posted in Fresh Fridays, Uncategorized on Nov 07,2014

Roasted brussels sprouts, they just scream colder weather and are perfect paired with roast chicken or turkey. These “little cabbages” are part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which means they are super cancer fighters. Some people steam or sauté their sprouts but I prefer them crispy and oven roasted. Check out this super simple recipe below, along with three tasty variations, try one of these for dinner this weekend.

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Ingredients

1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper

Preheat oven to 400°F. Toss Brussels sprouts with oil, salt and pepper on a rimmed baking sheet and roast, stirring once or twice, until deep golden brown, crisp outside and tender inside, 30 to 35 minutes. The leaves that are loose will be especially brown and crispy. Transfer to a bowl and serve.

Rosemary Pine Nuts & Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Add 1 tablespoon chopped fresh rosemary to Brussels sprouts before roasting. During the last 5 minutes of roasting, add 1/4 cup pine nuts. Stir well and continue roasting until Brussels sprouts are tender. Before serving, toss with 1/4 cup shredded parmesan cheese.

Cranberry Pecan Brussels Sprouts
During the last 5 minutes of roasting, add 1 cup dried cranberries and 1/4 cup pecan pieces. Stir well and continue roasting until Brussels sprouts are tender.

Brussels Sprouts Goat Cheese and Kale Salad
After roasting, allow Brussels sprouts to cool to room temperature. Toss with 4 cups baby kale mix, 1/4 cup crumbled goat cheese and 1/4 cup balsamic vinaigrette.

 

Enjoy!

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