Honest opinions on Brussels sprouts anddddd — GO! Hate them? Love them? The crispier the better?
I am definitely on the crispier-the-better team. I love them roasted until they’re seriously tender on the inside and beautifully charred and flaky on the outside.
And then to make them EVEN more addicting, toss them in a flavorful, tangy, spicy sauce. Ahhhh now you have my heart!
And that’s exactly what we’re doing today.
Brussels sprouts are a regular on our fall or Thanksgiving table, typically in a roasted vegetable medley with lots of fall seasonings and spices. Totally delicious. BUT, sometimes – just sometimes – I like to change things up on the holidays. So today I’m going to give your typical roasted Brussels sprout dish a total (and well deserved) MAKEOVER!
CHILI LIME CRISPY BRUSSELS SPROUTS.
Yes. Get excited. I sure am!
So here’s how it works. You roast your sprouts as normal – with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper – until they’re nice and crispy. While they’re roasting, you saute up a spicy, tangy, chili lime sauce. People, this sauce is UNREAL. It’s packed with jalapeños, onions, tons of fresh squeezed lime juice, and a little bit of agave (or you could get away with maple syrup or honey).
Then, you guessed it. Just toss the crispy brussels in the chili lime sauce, top them with some chopped peanuts and sesame seeds, and dig on in!
I swear, I could eat a whole bowl of these babies just by themselves. They also make a great topping for grain bowls, pasta dishes, or served on the side of something savory and delicious.
Even though they are a liiiitttttle out-of-the-box as far as Thanksgiving goes, they would make the perfect side dish (if you’re brave enough to change things up). Or if the classics are your thing, maybe your next Friendsgiving?!? Friends are a little more adventurous with their dishes, am I right?!?
Well, that’s all from me for today. Make sure you stop back over the next few days, as I be sharing a Veggie-Friendly Thanksgiving round up on Thursday for all you last minute planners out there! Have a wonderful Monday everyone 🙂