Brussels sprouts are cruciferous vegetables that have great health benefits. In fact, they provide a rich source of numerous antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins while being low in calories. In addition, this simple dish is extremely easy to prepare and will provide important health benefits to your body.
Here’s the impressive nutritional profile of brussels sprouts, half a cup (78 grams):
- Vitamin K: 137% of the RDI
- Vitamin A: 12% of the RDI
- Vitamin C: 81% of the RDI
- Manganese: 9% of the RDI
- Folate: 12% of the RDI
- Carbs: 6 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
- Calories: 28
Brussels sprouts contain small amounts of magnesium, potassium, iron, vitamin B6, thiamine, and phosphorus.
If you don’t like their taste, you should definitely try these caramelized Brussels sprouts as they can change your opinion even of at the most Brussels sprout hater.
Here’s the roasted brussels sprouts garlic recipe:
- 1 pound of Brussels sprouts
- Salt and pepper (to taste)
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 5 cloves garlic (peeled)
- 4 to 6 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
At first, you should heat the oven at 400°F, and heat the oil in a cast-iron pan over medium-high heat. Next, trim the bottom part of the Brussels sprouts off and slice each Brussels sprout in half from top to bottom. Then, place them cut-side down into the pan, add the garlic and sprinkle salt and pepper over the top.
Now, cook without stirring until the Brussels sprouts start to brown on the bottom. Afterward, transfer the pan to the oven, and roast, shaking the pan every 5 minutes.
After 10-20 minutes, when the Brussels sprouts are brown and tender, remove from heat, stir in balsamic vinegar, and enjoy. Taste the sprouts, and add more salt and pepper if necessary. Stir in balsamic vinegar. Serve hot or warm, and enjoy.