Main Course: Oven Roasted Brussel Sprouts

Ingredients

  • 2 cups brussel sprouts, washed, stems trimmed and any discoloured outer leaves peeled away
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • 2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon any seed or chopped nut, sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds or chopped pecans

Directions for Preparation

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  1. Preheat the over to 450 F
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or aluminum foil.
  3. Slice the brussel sprouts in half.
  4. In a medium bowl, toss the sprouts with the oil and salt.
  5. Arrange them on the baking sheet, flat-side down.
  6. Place in the oven.
  7. Meanwhile, in the same medium bowl, mix together the honey and the lemon juice.
  8. After 15 minutes or when the sprouts are golden brown, remove them from the oven. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  9. Transfer the sprouts to the bowl with dressing and toss.
  10. Sprinkle the seeds and serve. 
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