Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Avocado

Oh Brussels sprouts, you either love ’em or you hate ’em. Personally, I love these baby cabbages – how can you not love anything in miniature form?!  I’ve come to realize that people who don’t like them have not had them cooked awesomely.  Their mom or whomever boiled the crap out of them, thus resulting in a green pile of mush.  I think I can convert you folks with this recipe.

This makes a fabulous Thanksgiving side dish or just eat a giant bowl of it for dinner like I did and get a wicked dose of fibre, Vitamin C and healthy fats.Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Avocados ~ www.thehappyhealthfreak.com

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Pecans & Avocado
Serves 4
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Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of Brussels sprouts (about 1 lb), washed and trimmed
  2. 1/2 cup pecans
  3. 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
  4. 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  5. 1/2 avocado, diced
  6. S&P
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400F.
  2. Place pecans on a baking sheet and roast for about 5 minutes - be careful they don't burn! Remove from oven and set aside to cool.
  3. Meanwhile, bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the Brussels sprouts for about 3 minutes. Rinse and cut in half.
  4. Toss Brussels sprouts in coconut oil, vinegar and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread them out on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  5. Roast in the oven for 25-30 minutes, flipping once.
  6. Once cooked, toss the Brussels sprouts with pecans, avocado and more S&P if you desire. Serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!
Nutritional Info per serving
  1. 225 Calories, 13g Carbs, 19g Fat, 5g Protein, 3g Sugar
  2. Nutritional info is gathered from MyFitnessPal and may vary depending on your ingredients. Therefore, it is not always 100% accurate and meant to be used as a reference only.
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8 Comments

  • Cyril October 6, 2014 at 8:25 am

    Interesting, I just came home from the grocery store with Brussel sprouts and yes they will be baked rather than boiled, šŸ™‚

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    • thehappyhealthfreak October 6, 2014 at 8:48 am

      Hahah! Yes, I don’t remember you guys boiling the crap out of them šŸ™‚ I love them roasted, they get all crispy…yumm!

      Reply
    • thehappyhealthfreak October 6, 2014 at 8:49 am

      I think you’d also like to add some bacon with yours…ya know, if you’re not going the vegan route…lol

      Reply
  • Soozle October 7, 2014 at 1:58 pm

    I love this idea for a new way to prepare sprouts – which I love šŸ™‚ Thanks for sharing!

    Reply
  • The Retro Mom October 11, 2014 at 7:13 am

    Love this recipe and I love brussel sprouts! What an interesting combination!

    Reply
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