How to make brussels sprouts taste delicious?
While I personally don’y mind the taste of brussels sprout on its own, for those who dislike its bitter taste, balsamic + brussels are a great combination!
Balsamic vinegar is has a sweet / sour taste, and when its reduced, it gets super syrupy, but it’s not so sweet that it’ll make these “little cabbages” taste like dessert.
This brussels sprout recipe has a bunch of spices and red onions.
If you want something extra sweet, try ditching the spices and adding grapes, like I did in this Grape Roasted Brussel Sprouts recipe.
Roasted Brussel Sprouts and Red Onion with Balsamic Glaze
Serves 3 – 4 // vegan
1 lb brussel sprouts, trimmed and cut in half
1 medium red onion, chopped into chunks
1 tbsp olive oil
1 tsp dried thyme, rubbed
1/2 tsp paprika
1/2 tsp red chili flakes
+ whatever spices ya like 😉
Salt + pepper
2 tbsp balsamic glaze syrup*
*Take 1/4 cup balsamic vinegar to a pot, bring it to a boil, turn down the heat to a simmer and let it reduce for ~8 minutes. Keep a close eye! Once it cools, it’ll be a syrupy glaze! 🙂
Preheat over to 400*F. (Get your sweet potatoes in the oven if you haven’t already!)
Line a large baking sheet with silpat, parchment, or foil. Add the brussel sprouts + red onions.
Then drizzle on the olive oil, spices, salt, pepper. Mix evenly.
Bake for 25 minutes until brussels sprouts are tender.
Drizzle on the balsamic glaze!
If you like this recipe, you will also love my Grape Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
And check out my Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Walnuts.
The two dishes go great together, because they both use a 400*F oven. The sweet potatoes would take an extra 15-20 minutes longer, so you can first prep the yams, throw it in the oven, and then prep your brussels sprouts and finish roasting them together. 😉