This Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Almonds recipe will become a staple side dish for you!
Heads up! This recipe was first published in 2011. Photos have been updated and I’m republishing it now so newer readers can find it. Enjoy!
So, let’s review for a minute here. This week I’ve posted a recipe for tempeh and now brussels sprouts. I’m not trying to scare you away, I promise. Think of it as broadening your horizons.
Here’s the thing. I had never even tried brussels sprouts until last year. I don’t recall my parents ever serving them when I was growing up (and if they did they didn’t make me eat them). They don’t exactly have a stellar reputation as the tastiest of foods, so I was never compelled to buy them once I was on my own and cooking for myself.
Then I started seeing recipe after recipe for roasted brussels sprouts, many that touted their superior nutrition, and I thought, “Why not?” I’ll try anything once. Okay, that’s not totally true. But brussels sprouts seemed harmless enough to try.
Something wonderful happened the first time I made roasted brussels sprouts. Not only did I love them, but Tim did too and they quickly became one of his favorite vegetables.Please understand, my husband is not a vegetable-loving man, so this was HUGE. He’s the guy who will order a steak at a restaurant and eat every last bite, but leave the vegetables on the side untouched. You better believe old roasted brussels sprouts became a main-stay on our menu.
If you haven’t yet tried brussels sprouts, you need to give this recipe a try. OR, if you have only tried brussels sprouts cooked some way other than roasting, you also need to give this recipe a try. Roasting is the tastiest way to cook a lot of vegetables, brussels sprouts included. They get all brown and caramelized and taste amazing. And I don’t use the word amazing lightly.
With cold season approaching, this is the perfect time to add brussels sprouts to your dinner menu. They also make a great holiday side dish.
One serving will yield you over an entire day’s worth of vitamin C! They are also high in vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, iron, potassium, and manganese. Eat up!Print
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Almonds
Brussels sprouts are roasted to caramelized perfection with apples and almonds in this healthy side dish!
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 25 minutes
- Total Time: 35 minutes
- Yield: 4-6 servings
- 1 lb. brussels sprouts, hard side removed and cut in half
- 1 medium apple, cored and diced (Peeled or not–your choice. A lot of varieties will work here)
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
- 2 tablespoons avocado oil
- 1 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
- In a small dish, mix together the olive oil, thyme, salt, and pepper. Put your brussels sprouts on a baking sheet. Drizzle the brussels sprouts with the oil mixture and gently toss to evenly coat.
- Roast the brussels sprouts for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and add the apples and almonds. Return to the oven and roast for an additional 10 minutes. Enjoy!
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