Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Zagleft

I hadn’t always been a huge fan of brussels sprouts.  Growing up, my mother would cook them in a pot of boiling water and then smother them with butter and Velveeta.  I would then cover the brussels sprouts in the rich sauce to make sure I barely tasted them. However, a few years back I discovered roasted brussels sprouts and at that moment my life changed.  I don’t just like brussels sprouts, I love them!

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts from Zagleft

Roasting brussels sprouts is seriously easy.  Mix them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and pop them in the oven for a bit and you’re good to go.  But the other night, I made roasted brussels sprouts with a touch of maple syrup and a little orange blossom honey balsamic vinegar and it totally took them to an entirely different level.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts from Zagleft

You certainly don’t have to use orange blossom honey balsamic vinegar but I happen to love the taste of it and it goes so well with the maple syrup.  Simple balsamic vinegar will do, but if you can find it, do try it.  I found it right next to all the vinegars in the grocery.  It’s also wonderful when making salad dressings or marinades.  It’s just a lightly sweet and tangy flavor that really does add a lot of flavor to any dish.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts from Zagleft

Light and healthy, these brussels sprouts come out of the oven with a slight crunch and full of flavor.  They’re not soggy as I remember eating them when I was a kid.  Give roasting brussels sprouts a try, you’ll never think the same way about them.

Maple Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Light and healthy, these roasted brussels sprouts come out of the oven with a slight crunch and full of flavor.
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Side Dish
Servings: 6 servings
Author: Joanie Zisk

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, trimmed and cut in half lengthwise
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced lengthwise
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar, orange blossom honey balsamic vinegar (recommended)
  • 1 teaspoon maple syrup

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Place the brussels sprouts in a bowl and add the garlic and shallots.
  • Whisk together the olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Pour over the brussels sprouts and mix well.
  • Transfer to a baking pan and spread out the mixture in a single layer.
  • Place pan in the oven and roast for 25-30 minutes, until the brussels sprouts are tender and nicely browned.
  • Add salt to taste and serve hot.

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