The Crunchy and Nutty Brussels Sprouts
Updated: Aug 9, 2019
Another Brussels Sprouts recipe; but this one isn’t mine, someone seduced me with it once. Don’t buy me flowers, just make me a gorgeous vegetable dish – it works like a charm!
I know Brussels Sprouts don’t have a good reputation, but they’re actually delicious when well-prepared, seasoned and combined with.
Brussels Sprouts, 600 gr
Nuts (walnuts, hazelnuts, almonds, pine nuts – whatever you have in your pantry), a big handful
Sesame seeds, a tablespoon
Vegetable oil (olive oil or walnut oil for example), 2-3 tablespoons
Cayenne pepper (optional)
Pre-heat the oven to 180°C.
Clean the Brussels Sprouts and cut them in half. Put them in a bowl, add 2-3 tablespoons of vegetable oil, salt and pepper. You can also add a bit of cayenne pepper if you want to spice them up.
Chop the nuts and set aside.
Put the Brussels Sprouts in an oven dish and bake until cooked to your liking. Again, I like them crunchy so I bake them for about 15 minutes. If you like them softer, it’s obviously take longer.
In the meantime, toast the nuts and seeds. Heat them in a dry pan over medium heat until they’re golden brown. Make sure you toss them frequently to toast them evenly. Remove from pan to cool.
When the Brussels Sprouts are cooked, add the nuts and seeds.
The health benefits of Brussels Sprouts
Brussels sprouts are low in calories but high in many nutrients. They are high in antioxidants which may reduce cancer growth, decrease inflammation, promote heart health and help lower levels of inflammation.
They’re high in fibre, which helps support digestive health and reduce the risk of heart disease and diabetes; and they help keep your blood sugar levels stable. Last but not least, Brussels sprouts are high in vitamin C, an antioxidant that’s important for immune health, iron absorption, collagen production and the growth and repair of tissues.