November 05, 2012

Crisp Garlic and Parmesan Brussels Sprouts

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I know what you must be thinking.... brussel sprouts, really?? Why would I want to make, eat or even read about brussel sprouts?

Well, because they are AWESOME.
Seriously, I love my greens and try to eat them everyday however brussel sprouts were never on that list. My mother used to give them to us when my brother and I were kids but what kid ate all their veggies? Nevermind "sprouts". 

I saw this recipe and I have to say that the picture got the best of me and I thought if I've tried some crazy recipes in the past like Brown Sugar Banana Cupcakes with Avocado Buttercream Frosting, then I could muscle up the courage to make my feared green veggie.  
These sprouts were so flavorful, nutty and delicious. We served them up hot with grilled chicken and then I had them again cold the next day for lunch. They heart of the sprout stayed crunchy while the outer leaves were baked up soft and fragrant. 

I am an official "sprout" lover now and I am not looking back. I am telling you they are perfect to add to any lunch of dinner menu, and it's a delicious way to get that daily dose of healthy greens.
Crisp Garlic and Parmesan Brussels Sprouts
Serves: 6

1 lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed, and halved
1 tbsp olive oil

1 1/4 tsp garlic, minced
1 tbsp grated lemon zest plus lemon wedges for serving
1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
Salt and pepper
1/4 cup grated 
parmesan romano (1 ounce)

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss brussels sprout leaves with oil, garlic, zest, and walnuts. Season with salt and pepper. Roast until sprouts are crisp and golden around edges, 10 to 12 minutes. 

Sprinkle with parmesan and serve with lemon wedges.

Photos by A Healthy Jalapeño 
Recipe adopted by Everyday Food



Kate said...

Sounds wonderful :) I love brussels sprouts... I know, weird.

Kristin said...

I'm with Kate. I love brussel sprouts, especially when they're roasted. I like the idea of adding walnuts :)

elise said...

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Kate said...

These look delicious! We love Brussels Sprouts at our house...these sound amazing.