6.14.2012

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I've been getting a bunch of emails from readers asking questions about the nutritarian lifestyle, and I am so happy to help them out as much as I can.  I find that I learn and remember information best when I teach others, so thank you to those who have been writing to me for giving me that opportunity.  One of my readers had a recipe request, and of course, I was thrilled and put it on my to-cook list.  She requested a recipe for basic roasted brussels sprouts that were not drowning in oil, like I have often seen.  This recipe has a small amount of oil in it, but it can easily be omitted for more sprayed-on water.  Hope you enjoy :)


  • brussels sprouts, stem chopped off, and cut in halves or fourths
  • spray bottle or misto with water and a small amount of oil mixed
  • spices of your choice


Directions:  
  1. Pre-heat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Cut brussels sprouts and place them in a baking pan.
  3. Spray to coat them with water-oil mixture.
  4. Sprinkle on desired spices and stir.
  5. Bake for 30-40 minutes, stirring brussels sprouts halfway through.
  6. The brussels sprouts are done roasting when they begin to brown and are tender at their core.
Amy's Notes:  I used a misto with a part water part oil mixture, but you can easily omit all oil and just coat with water.  If you just use water, make sure to re-spray as it's baking and the moisture has evaporated.  These can also be roasted without any spices on them in case you are not sure how you are going to eat them afterwards.  They are excellent straight out of the oven, or out of the fridge cold with a tahini lemony dressing.  
I've been thinking of some other dishes to have brussels sprouts on and the thought of a pita pizza came to mind with mushrooms and red onion for the other toppings... Does that sound very good or am I just talkin' crazy?

6 comments:

  1. Never thought of mixing water in the misto. What a GREAT idea thanks.

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    1. You are very welcome! I'm surprised that it worked in the first place on my misto, but so happy it did because it will cut down the oil I use even more!

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  2. just made these, so yummy. nom nom nom

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  3. A great pizza topping! Also roasted brussels sprouts are excellent in a sandwich. I had one a year ago at a little sandwich shop and have been using leftover b. sprouts like that ever since!

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    1. Wonderful! I will have to try it on both a pizza and a sandwich. Since I've been living at home my dad can't seem to get enough roasted brussels sprouts, so I assume they are going to start being a staple in out fridge :). I'm wondering if when you eat them on a sandwich if you have it on hot sandwiches or cold ones? - Amy

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