Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Yummy Brussel Sprouts with Pistachios! Say whaaat?!

I will be the first to admit, I love my veggies but I am not the biggest fan of brussel sprouts... in fact, it is safe to say that I actively avoid brussel sprouts at any dinner party or at a restaurant. They're so cute but I just never liked the taste--- I mean they're kind of bitter and remind me of mini-cabbages. And really, who loves cabbage? 

However, my aunt recently told me about this recipe her daughter, Shanel made for Thanksgiving that was a huge hit. My family in general aren't huge veggie fans so when I heard that it was a hit with that crowd, I asked Shanel for the recipe. She sent me this link to Ardeo Bardeo Brussel Sprouts and I amended to include more exact measurements... I like to use exact measurements the first time I cook and then after than I can play with the recipe. 

Let's just say, I couldn't get enough of this recipe... I just kept eating and eating brussel sprouts.... can you believe. 

Anyways, here's the recipe, taken from Food and Friending but adapted by me . Mine looks more creamy than the one and the actual restaurant so maybe next time I will cut down the amount of yogurt... or maybe not as it was so yummy as is.

Almost Ardeo Brussels Sprouts


 1 lb Brussels sprouts
2 tbsp Olive oil
1/2 tsp Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Chile powder
Salt to taste 
 1 cup of Pistachios
2 tbsp Dried unsweetened coconut flakes

1 cup chopped dried apricots ( I didn't have apricots so I used cherries and it was so amazing)

1/2 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 lemon's juice 

1- Clean and quarter the brussels sprouts.  

2- Liberally coat in olive oil and salt and roast in the oven at 400 degrees until crispy and brown (turn once).  
3- While the sprouts are roasting, mix cinnamon, chile and salt and toss in chopped pistachios and cherries. 
4- Combine Greek yogurt and lemon juice sauce and set aside.  
5- When the sprouts come out of the oven immediately toss them with the spice mixture, apricots (or cherries),  pistachios and coconut flakes.  
6- Combine with the greek yogurt/lemon juice. 

This is what the real deal looked like.

Mine looked like this. 

As an added bonus, it's super simple, very healthy, full of healthy fats, very flavourful and doesn't take much time to prepare. Thanks Shanel. When we were younger you lent me clothes, now it's recipes :-)

Linking up with A Humble Bumble for Healthy Tuesday and  The Scoop.

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  1. Double yum!!!! Thanks for the recipe!!!! We LOVE brussels here!

  2. YUM!!!! I have one brussel sprouts recipe that I like, but it's because they are covered in bacon and butter, lol!! This looks delicious though ... definitely bookmarking for Thanksgiving!


  3. We love brussels sprouts but I've never tasted them in a sweet combination before. I'm totally pinning this!


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