Healthy Brussel Sprouts Recipe
Like most people, I hated Brussels sprouts when I was a kid. It has since become one of my favorite side dishes. When Monica and I sat down to plan Thanksgiving dinner, this healthy Brussel sprouts recipe was on the menu.
While doing my weekly shopping at Trader Joe’s recently, I came across an entire stalk of Brussels sprouts for $2.99. Seriously, this is an awesome deal. I grabbed some pearl onions and went to work once I got home.
Step 1: Wash Everything
I always think it is a good idea to thoroughly wash vegetables. Since these sprouts came on the stalk, it took a bit more work than usual to clean them up and get them ready to cook.
Step 2: Soften Them Up with Some Steam
This step is optional. I happen to be heading to my grandparents’ house for dinner, so I wanted to make sure that the sprouts were nice and soft. I steamed them with the pearl onions for about 15 minutes. The onions were already pretty soft, so I could have skipped this step all together with them. Your choice.
Step 3: Add the Seasonings
Again, you have options here. I chose to use salt, pepper, garlic, a little Parmesan cheese, olive oil and coconut oil. I mixed everything, but the Parmesan, in a blender and poured it over the veggies. Then, I mixed it together really well making sure that it coated everything and sprinkled the cheese on top. I let that sit for about an hour at room temperature, which gives the vegetables a chance to soak up the seasoning and further soften since they are warm from being steamed.
Step 4: Broil
I set the broiler to High and put everything in. This melts the cheese a bit and roasts the tops of the veggies. You have to stir things a couple of times during and keep a close eye on them, because it’s super easy to burn them food if you aren’t paying attention.
Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!
When you pull them out of the oven, you’ve got a super delicious side dish that’s enough to feed six people with extra servings. The final cost was around $8. This is exceptionally easy and extremely healthy.
Get some more veggies in your life!