Here we toss nutty roasted sprouts with a quick sun-dried tomato pesto.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, September/October 2010




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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.

  • Toss Brussels sprouts with 2 teaspoons oil, salt and pepper. Place on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon water. Roast for 10 minutes. Stir and sprinkle with 1 tablespoon water. Continue roasting until tender, about 10 minutes more.

  • Meanwhile, place the remaining 3 teaspoons oil and 5 tablespoons water in a food processor; add sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, pine nuts, vinegar and oregano and process until a rough pesto forms. Stir in Parmesan. Toss the Brussels sprouts with the pesto.


Tips: For this recipe, look for soft sun-dried tomatoes (not packed in oil). If you can only find tomatoes that are very dry (and hard), soak in boiling water for about 20 minutes, then drain and chop them before using.

To toast pine nuts, place in a small dry skillet and cook over medium-low heat, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly browned, 2 to 4 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

99 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 10.5g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 3.1g; fat 5.8g; saturated fat 0.9g; cholesterol 0.6mg; vitamin a iu 987.2IU; vitamin c 77.7mg; folate 76.5mcg; calcium 60.9mg; iron 1.8mg; magnesium 33.7mg; potassium 482.7mg; sodium 143.2mg; thiamin 0.2mg.

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Rating: 5 stars
best brussels sprout recipe period! I'm a huge Brussels sprouts fan and make them for all family holidays. Unfortunately not everyone in my family is a fan. This recipe changed that! Everyone was in love with the Brussels sprouts after I made this recipe! I made the pesto and roasted the sprouts the day before. The day of I bring them to room temp mix and serve. The red wine vinegar gives the pesto a hint of unexpected spice. I use dried (not oil-packed) tomatoes and reconstitute then use some of that liquid in place of the water. Yummy! The only downside was having to admit how easy the recipe really way! Pros: make ahead easy quick Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Can't beat these sprouts! This is a recipe for even those who purport not to like sprouts. I made is last night and got rave reviews from everyone including a devoted Brussels sprouts hater. Tomato pesto can be made well ahead of time so all you have to do is roast the veggies and toss on the sauce at the end. Bingo! Pros: Easy and delicious Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious Made these to try out before Thanksgiving. Tastes delicious. I had sun-dried tomatoes packed in oil with seasoning already added in so I just left out the oil garlic and oregano. The tomatoes complement the brussel sprouts perfectly. Pros: Tasty easy quick Read More