Honey Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts

I have this theory that the brussels sprout is secretly everyone’s favorite vegetable, if they are dining out. There’s some simple magic that chefs perform when they whip up a roasted or pan fried version of this veggie. And its fine with me because not only are they healthy, but they are darn good too! It wasn’t until I tried some fancy version of the brussels sprout that I discovered that I really like them. They are almost always ordered to share when I’m dining out with a girlfriend. Now I make them at home. This recipe was inspired by the many varieties of brussesl sprouts that I’ve eaten through the years. Simple ingredients and an even simpler recipe. Enjoy!

A photo of Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

(Serves 3-4)

  • 3 Cups of Brussels Sprouts Chopped
  • 1 cup of crushed walnuts
  • 2 Tbsp. of all natural honey (I use Satur’s Farm honey)
  • 2 Tbsp of Coconut Oilย  (melted)
  • Sea Salt and black pepper to taste

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chopped brussel sprouts

Cooking Instructions:

Line a baking sheet with foil and preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Slice brussels sprout bulbs into slivers or into quarters and spread out on to baking sheet. Sprinkle walnuts evenly throughout the brussels sprouts. With a spoon, drizzle honey over brussels and walnuts. Sidenote: The honey I used crystallized so I had to put chunks throughout the brussels. Once in the oven the honey melts and it can be tossed with the other ingredients for an even coating. Lastly, drizzle coconut oil over the bed of brussels and then gently toss all the ingredients with your hands to give it a good even coating. Bake in oven for 30 – 40 minutes or until the edges of the brussels begin to turn golden brown and crispy.

brussel sprouts

This side dish pairs great with other bar classics such as BBQ Sliders or Baked Mac & Cheese. You will love how easy and delicious my Vegetarian BBQ Sliders are to make and you’ll have the benefits of a delicious meal that’s healthy too. As the temperatures warm up, keep these recipes on deck for an impromptu dinner gathering that’ll be sure to delight your guests.

*Health Note: Brussels sprouts are high in fiber, rich in vitamin K, and may help regulate blood sugar levels.

Stay tuned for next months Simple Plates recipe as it will be sure to appease your appetite.