Legends! Are you looking for a healthy snack or the perfect side dish? Look no further! This Brussel sprout recipe is easy to make and incredibly tasty. If you are part of the population that hates them, let me change your mind with this fresh recipe. And if you already love them raw, steamed, or sautéed, let me impress you with these crispy sprouts that are going to awaken your senses.
What makes this recipe epic?
While raw Brussel Sprouts can be bitter, baked sprouts are crispy on the edges, tender in the middle, and flavorful. Cooking this cruciferous the right way is the key to enjoying them. In this recipe, they are dressed with a fresh marinade made of olive oil, lemon, chili flakes, salt, and pepper, adding a nice kick to them. Sprinkling pomegranate seeds on top add the right amount of sweetness and tartness to this side dish making an earthy dish refreshing and lighter.
Are Brussel sprouts healthy?
Brussel Sprouts are part of the cruciferous family. They are high in vitamins such as vitamins C and K. While vitamin C boosts the immune system and helps iron absorption, vitamin K helps the blood clots and builds strong and healthy bones. 1 cup of Brussel sprouts will cover 274% of your daily vitamin K requirement (300mcg, cooked). Moreover, this vegetable is high in fibers: a cup of Brussel sprouts contains 4 grams of fibers! Fibers promote digestive health and are part of a healthy diet with current guidelines recommending women to eat 25 grams of fibers a day and men to eat 38 grams a day.
Are broccoli better than Brussel sprouts?
Both vegetables have been my favorite and favorite of the public. Broccoli and Brussel sprouts are both high in fibers, rich in antioxidants, vitamins C and K, calcium, and potassium. Overall, both of these vegetables are epic superfoods. So do not hesitate to be creative and switch the Brussel sprouts for broccoli and be creative in the kitchen!
Can we address the fart in the room?
One common question regarding Brussel sprouts is “Do Brussel sprouts make you fart?” Indeed, Brussel sprouts, by being part of the cruciferous family can make you bloated and gassy, in particular, because of complex sugar, raffinose, that is hard to break down for the body. However, before eliminating Brussel sprouts from your diet, try adding a small quantity to your plate so your body can learn to break them down.
Cook your Brussel sprouts in an air fryer for maximum crispiness!
Now, let’s dive into the best Crispy Brussel Sprouts recipe ever!
- 1lb brussel sprouts
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 lemon
- 1 tsp chili flakes
- 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
- Lemon zest
- Chili flakes
- Preheat oven to 400F (200C).
- Cut the Brussel sprouts in half.
- In a bowl, toss the Brussel sprouts with olive oil, lemon juice, chili flakes, salt, and pepper, until evenly coated.
- On a baking tray, spread the Brussel sprouts evenly.
- Roast the Brussel sprouts for 18 to 20 minutes.
cals: 151 • fat: 8g • protein: 6g • carbs: 18g