Brussels Sprouts are one of my favorite vegetables; they are versatile, delicious, and full of nutrition!
One cup of Brussels sprouts contain over 270% of your daily value of Vitamin K, and provide more vitamin C than oranges.
Brussels sprouts also contain Glucosinolates. Glucosinolates brakes down into compounds called metabolites, which have an antibiotic-like effect and help ward off bacterial, viral, and fungal infection in the intestines and other parts of the body. A number of recent studies have also suggested that a diet rich in cruciferous vegetables (such as Brussels sprouts or Broccoli) may lower your risk of certain cancers. ***
These Brussels sprouts are salty, sweet, tangy and delicious! Honey, balsamic vinegar, and orange are some of the flavors that combine in this delightful and healthy side dish.
Balsamic Honey Brussels Sprouts
- Brussels sprouts, 2 oz
- Coconut oil, 5 Tbsp (2 oz)
- Raw honey, 3 Tbsp
- Malayalan Salt, 2 tsps
- Ground ginger, 1/4 tsp
- Balsamic Vinegar, 1 Tbsp
- Orange juice, 2 Tbsp
- Orange zets, from 1/2 orange
- Parmesan cheese, 1 Tbsp
Pre-heat the oven to 400F. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil or use a silicone baking mat.
Trim off the outer, dry leaves, cut the bottom off and cut in half or quarters (you want the pieces to be similar in size so they cook evenly)
Rinse them and pat dry with a pepper towel. Then place then in the baking sheet on a layer.
A note on the coconut oil: you want the coconut oil to be melted but not totally liquid. In a hot day you may just use it at room temperature. If it is cold and the oil is solid, warm it up a bit in the microwave until liquid but still thick.
In a little bowl mix all the remaining ingredients (except Parmesan cheese and orange zets) until completely combined. Pour the mix on top of the Brussels sprouts and using your hands evenly coat all them until no liquid is left on the bottom of the baking sheet.
Roast for about 20 minutes, turn them over with a spatula, and roast for 10 additional minutes.
Let cool for 5 minutes and transfer to a serving bowl. Add the cheese and orange zets and mix. Enjoy!!
For another delicious side dish idea visit this link: Zucchini and Carrot Bake