9 Brussels Sprout Recipes With an Unexpected Twist
By Tara Fuller
Brussels sprouts are one of the many vegetables people flock to in colder months. And it’s clear why: The in-season veggie is healthy, filling, and versatile, coming in tasty shades of sweet, salty, crispy, or roasted to soft perfection.
That said, the go-to recipes—like maple and mustard, balsamic roasted, and pan-fried with honey and vinegar—can get old. It’s not that they don’t taste good (classics are classics for a reason!), but sometimes our taste buds (and dinner guests) want something with a little more pizzazz. Each of these nine Brussels sprouts recipes brings new flavor and flare to table.
Sick of the traditional pomegranate and Brussels sprouts combo? Spice things up (literally) by adding jalapeño, using white balsamic vinegar in place of regular, and throwing in a handful of toasted walnuts. No cheese needed—though this recipe tastes great sprinkled with soft goat varieties.
Maple syrup tends to be the go-to sprout sweetener, but cinnamon works just as well. The spice gives the fibrous veggie a taste similar to Snickerdoodle cookies—can’t hate that! Add dried cranberries and sliced almonds for tart and crunchy additions that pack extra antioxidants and healthy fats.
Gluten-free poppers? Don’t mind if we do. This fall snack is a foolproof crowd-pleaser: The crust is made from corn Chex and Italian seasoning, and the poppers are filled with goat cheese and sriracha. Serve as game day snack or holiday appetizer.
Mixing Brussels sprouts and mustard may sound like standard procedure, but have you tried spicy honey mustard? With an extra kick from red pepper flakes, these not-your-average Brussels are an easy, healthy way to change up Thanksgiving—or any meal.
It wouldn’t be a complete list without a recipe that includes bacon, right? Made with Paleo mayo (Greek yogurt works too), hazelnuts, spices, and a dash of vinegar, this tasty salad or side is a great way to get your healthy fill—before dessert, of course.
This recipe is sweet, sour, spicy, and salty—and that’s just the dressing. The addition of fresh herbs, bright chili, and scallions creates a beautiful presentation, and the mix of pan-frying and roasting creates an irresistible crunchy outside and soft inside. Mix in …read more