Fact: I take after my mom in the fact that I love, love, love Brussels sprouts. I mean…LOVE them. I didn’t know this, of course, until they turned up in my CSA bin one week. Instead of freaking out…I decided I would coax some flavor out of them. Try them a couple of ways. See if they were really as bad as those family shows growing made them out to be.
Turns out…they are awesome. And my favorite way to make them…is roasting them in the oven.
Simple, delicious, healthy, clean eating. Sign me up!
Well, this week when I received my CSA bin…I was ecstatic to find Brussels sprouts inside. I sensed some roasting coming up in my near future. So…I figured what better thing to have on a gray Saturday night. They make a fantastic dinner. Except this time, I roasted them up a little differently. I still seasoned them as I always did and tossed them with a light drizzle of extra virgin olive oil…but this time I sliced up some red onion and chopped up some fresh garlic cloves to roast with the Brussels sprouts as well.
Delicious!! The idea cropped up on a page I followed on Facebook. All I needed was a red onion, and I just happened to be heading to my grocery store. So, a huge thank you to The Slow Roasted Italian for the inspiration and a way to turn up the volume on one of my favorite ways to enjoy one of my favorite vegetables.
Recipe: Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Time: Prep 5 minutes; Cook 20-25 minutes
- 12 ounces fresh Brussels sprouts, cut in half (or quarters if sprouts are large)
- 3 garlic cloves, rough chopped
- 1/2 medium red onion, sliced
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- salt and pepper to taste
Preheat oven to 450°F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
Add Brussels sprouts, onions and garlic to pan. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss with clean hands, until coated. Wiggle the pan until Brussels spouts are in a single layer. Bake 20-25 minutes until fork tender.
Serve and devour…er…enjoy!
I know too many people who have yet to give Brussels sprouts a try. If cooked properly…they can be one of the most fantastic things in this world. I fell in love with them at first bite. My mom loves them. My dad won’t touch them.
But, you won’t know how you feel about them until you give them a shot. Don’t discount these hearty little vegetables. They are amazing. Go ahead…roast them up and see what you think!!
This recipe might change your mind!