Zesty Citrus Brussels Sprouts

It seems to me that Brussels sprouts are more hated than loved…why is this?  Maybe we need to try cooking them differently – boiled in water is so blah.  And they are so good for you!

This recipe makes them delicious, with the lemon cutting the sprout’s bite and the sugar caramelizing and bringing all the ingredients together.  Give this version a try and see if you don’t change your mind!

​You don’t need much to make delicious Brussels sprouts!  I promise.

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Zesty Citrus Brussels Sprouts

  • 16 ounce bag of frozen whole Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • zest of 1 lemon (3/4 tablespoon)
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic (about 2 cloves)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 tablespoon apple cider or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon spicy deli mustard
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

In a microwaveable bowl, put sprouts with 1/2 cup water.  Cover with plastic wrap and microwave until thawed, 2-3 minutes.

Meanwhile, combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl; whisk mixture.

Slice sprouts lengthwise and place in zip top plastic bag.  Add dressing and toss to coat.

On a baking sheet coated in nonstick spray or lined with parchment paper, lay sprouts out in a single layer.  Bake at 375 degrees 20-25 minutes, or until beginning to brown, turning them over halfway through cooktime.  Enjoy!


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