It has been over a week since my last post and as promised I am starting the week with another Meatless Monday recipe with a child’s least favorite vegetable: Brussels Sprouts. Actually I was first introduced to brussels sprouts a few years ago as a frozen vegetable by my dad who would serve it with butter sauce. Then over the summer I went with a former colleague to La Dama, a Mexican restaurant in the Financial District in NYC where I had a roasted brussels sprouts side dish. The sprouts were roasted and it had cheese and lime. It was delicious, but unfortunately, they no longer make this side dish.
Recently, I came across fresh Brussels sprouts on sale two weeks ago at my local supermarket and I decided to purchase a bag. After researching an easy dish to make with these brussels sprouts, I came across a dish that was posted on Once Upon a Chef where the Brussels Sprouts were roasted and mixed with balsamic vinegar and honey.
After being culinary inspired, the world of Brussels sprouts were further explored.
- Prevents cancer especially bladder cancer, breast cancer, colon cancer, lung cancer, prostate cancer and ovarian cancer.
- Contains vitamin C, which protects cells from cancer and heart disease
- Maintain healthy gums, teeth and skin
- Helps with the immune system
- Contains fiber, which regulates the digestive system, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol levels and reduces heart disease and stroke.
- Contains folate, which prevents birth defect development
- Helps form and maintain DNA
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Two Vinegars and Honey (inspired by Once Upon a Chef)
There are six ingredients for this dish and the star ingredient is the Brussels Sprouts:
- 1 package (12 0z) brussels sprouts, halved, stems and ragged outer leaves removed*
- 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
- 1 tablespoon Datu Putu
- 1 teaspoon honey
Everything with the exception of the brussels sprouts were in my pantry. The star ingredient was on sale at my local supermarket for $2.5o.
The total cost to make this meatless and health friendly dish is an investment of less than $20 and the Brussels sprouts only cost $2.50. This dish usually serves 2-3 people, but the ingredients used can be applied to make other dishes such as Adobo and salads.