Nothing says autumn more than Brussels sprouts (I always thought it was brussel sprouts without the third ‘s’ and not capitalized.. apparently not!) Incredibly nutritious, Brussels sprouts are full of vitamins and minerals, and have many health benefits such as lowering cholesterol, reducing inflammation, and aiding your digestive system. They are also delicious as a side dish, and leftovers are a perfect topping on a green salad the next day for lunch!
* 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts
* 3 tablespoons olive oil
* 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
* sea salt and pepper to taste
* Trim the ends of the sprouts, and then halve them. If using larger Brussels sprouts, cut them in fourths.
* With the oven preheated to 400 degrees, place the chopped Brussels sprouts in a dish.
* Pour the oil and vinegar on the Brussels sprouts, mixing everything together. Dash with salt and pepper. The more the merrier.
* Place in the oven for 40-50 minutes, stirring the sprouts every so often.
* You can add bacon and/or pancetta to make it a meaty green side dish.
* Adding a teaspoon of sugar to the olive oil/vinegar mixture is a nice way to make it even more warm and sugary
* Adding sauteed onions also is a good option
* Adding bacon, sugar, AND onions make it even more special and rich. If you don’t have any of these ingredients in the house, no worries, simple roasted Brussels sprouts are still amazing.
Do you have any Autumn dishes you love to cook? Would love more ideas! Have a great weekend!