Even vegetables come in and out of style. Several years ago, portobello mushrooms were all the rage, and not long ago everyone went crazy for kale. So what’s the newest vegetable en vogue? Brussels sprouts. Baked, sautéed, fried, roasted, and raw. No longer just a side dish, these flavor-packed veggies are even served on the renowned breakfast buffet at the Omni Homestead Resort. Brussels sprouts know no limits.
Health Benefits of Brussels Sprouts
In addition to bursting with flavor, Brussels sprouts also offer several health benefits. They’re a great source of vitamin A, calcium, folacin, and potassium, and with only 25 calories per half cup cooked and 5 grams of fiber, they help add volume to your plate without breaking the calorie bank.
Brussels Sprouts Recipes
Let’s start with the basics. All Brussels sprouts need is some olive oil, salt, and pepper to bring out their natural flavor.
On other hand, you can dress them up with this Asian fusion recipe.
How do you make Brussels sprouts better than they already are? JUST ADD CHEESE.
You can enjoy Brussels sprouts raw too. Try this slaw as a side at your next summer barbecue.
Here’s what EatingWell Kitchen has to say about their recipe: “These tangy horseradish-cream-topped Brussels sprouts are just the thing to serve with corned beef and potatoes, or alongside a holiday ham or turkey.”
A few common kitchen ingredients give these Brussels sprouts fantastic flavor.
Here’s an example of how you can make Brussels sprouts the main event. You might want to reduce the amount of salt you add to this recipe. We think it’s salty enough without it!
Brussels Sprouts joined forces in this salad with another popular veggie — kale!
As you can tell from these recipes, Brussels sprouts are an extremely versatile veggie. Dress them up for down for the perfect side dish, salad, or main course. What’s your favorite way to eat Brussels sprouts? Let us know in the comments below!
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