Today, I want to share a delicious Brussels sprouts recipe, just in time for Thanksgiving. On Thanksgiving, I eat my way through the day! Mashed potatoes, bolillo, gravy, and turkey. Whew! And don’t forget the pie. However, a lot of my elders try their best to maintain their health so they can be with us in the long haul. Therefore, to ensure that we have greens on our plates each year, I am in charge of bringing the veggie dishes when I visit my suegros and parents. Bringing vegetables to family gatherings demonstrates to them that I care about and support their health goals.
Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts
According to Healthline, Brussels sprouts are a good source of fiber, vitamin K, and vitamin C. Additionally, they are rich in antioxidants. Finally, they also contain omegas!
Fun fact, the first time I made a brussels sprouts recipe for my parents, they referred to the vegetable as tiny cabbage. Repollitos, they said. I thought it was the most adorable thing, that now, that is how we refer to this vegetable in my family!
So if you are also spending time with family for Thanksgiving, and want to bring a yummy side dish that’s easy to make and healthyish, then read on for this tasty recipe!
Thanksgiving Brussels Sprouts Recipe
You will need the following ingredients for the recipe:
- Brussels Sprouts, 1 lb
- Olive Oil, 2 tablespoons
- Pink Himalayan, to taste
- Fresh cracked pepper, to taste,
- Balsamic Vinegar, 1 tablespoon
Now that you have gathered the ingredients, this is how you prepare the meal: Firstly, preheat your oven to 400 degrees. Secondly, line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Next, rinse and dry the brussels sprouts. Then, cut the brussels sprouts in half. Be sure to remove any brown ends or outer leaves for a more enjoyable eating experience. After that, in a large bowl, toss the chopped brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Señora Advice: you want to evenly coat the brussels sprouts with oil now so that they crisp evenly in the oven later .
Next, cook in the oven for 20 minutes. Then, carefully remove the brussels sprouts from the oven and add balsamic vinegar. Now, toss the brussels sprouts with a spatula, to ensure they are evenly coated with balsamic vinegar. Then, roast in the oven for 5 more minutes. Finally, remove from the oven and enjoy!
Air Fryer Option
If you would like to make this in the air fryer, prepare and season the sprouts in the same way. Then, add then to your air fryer at 390 F for 10 minutes!
What did you think of this brussels sprouts recipe? Do you typically enjoy brussels sprouts on Thanksgiving? Here, at Herencia Cookbook, we would love to know! So, go ahead and let us know in the comments. Finally, are you interested in learning to make some authentic Latinx foods at home? Then check out my blog and my book for authentic SalviMex recipes with a modern (and sometimes healthy) twist.
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
- 1 lb Brussels Sprouts
- 2 tbsp Olive Oil 2 tablespoons
- Pink Himalayan to taste
- Fresh cracked pepper to taste
- 1 tbsp Balsamic Vinegar
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Rinse and dry the brussels sprouts.
- Cut the brussels sprouts in half. Remove any brown ends or outer leaves for a more enjoyable eating experience.
- In a large bowl, toss the chopped brussels sprouts with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Señora Advice: you want to evenly coat the brussels sprouts with oil now so that they crisp evenly in the oven later .
- Cook in the oven for 20 minutes.
- Carefully remove the brussels sprouts from the oven and add balsamic vinegar.
- Toss the brussels sprouts with a spatula, to ensure they are evenly coated with balsamic vinegar.
- Roast in the oven for 5 more minutes.
- Remove from the oven and enjoy!
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