5 ways to spice up your brussels sprouts recipes
Brussels sprouts may not be the most loved vegetables but there is no denying that their nutrional value means that they deserve a special place in your diet. Besides being an excellent source of Vitamin C and Vitamin K, they are high in protein and fibre, and make the ideal post workout recovery meal. Here is how you get creative with them:
Brussels sprouts salad with fresh walnuts and apple
The traditional apple can be a good combination with brussels sprouts, and the taste metre goes up by many notches when it is mixed with spicy honey mustard. You can add walnuts for crunchiness; and drizzle two tablespoons of olive oil for finishing. You can mix additional spicy honey mustard to it for upping the spice factor.
Roasted brussels sprouts with mint and jalapeno
If you like it spicy and salty, then go for this one. Panfrying and roasting brussels sprouts creates an irresistible crunchiness from outside and soft texture from inside. Spice things up by adding jalapeno and throwing in a handful of mint. Addition of fresh herbs and chili creates a beautiful aroma. It can be served alongside soup.
Cinnamon roasted brussels sprouts with toasted almonds
The addition of cinnamon makes this brussels sprouts dish quite unique. Butter, salt and pepper adds a dash of elan to brussels sprouts. You can either use maple syrup (a go-to sprout sweetener), or cinnamon to give a savoury taste. Add dried cranberries and sliced, toasted almonds for tart and crunchy additions that pack an extra dose of antioxidants.
Warm brussels sprout, bacon and spinach salad
Cook the bacon over moderate heat until it is crisp. Add the cut leeks and saute for 2 minutes. Raise the heat slightly. Add brussels sprouts with the seeds and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, or until the sprouts are tender and light golden. Remove the skillet from the heat. Pour in the oil, vinegar and add spinach. Spice up the salad with pepper and sprinkle it with bacon. This tasty salad packs a protein punch.
Brussel sprouts pizza
Use a flatbread as a base. Spread chopped onions wtih brussel sprouts, garlic and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and pepper and set it aside. Lightly flour the baking sheet and place the flatbread on it. Add a bit of parmesan cheese on top of the flatbread and place it in the oven to bake for at least 10 minutes.