Simple is Good — Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Continuing along the “simple is good” theme of my last post, last night I made this super-easy recipe for roasted Brussels sprouts.

roasted brussels sprouts

I used half a pound of sprouts, a tablespoon of olive oil, and a sprinkle of sea salt.  All I can say is, WOW!  Super tasty.  My mom reminded me we had some fresh Brussels sprouts from the local co-op, which I’ve been eating raw on salads, but this was something else.  It’s one of those recipes that, once you make it, you wonder why you haven’t been eating it all the time for years and years.  I think even Brussels sprout haters could be converted by this one.

brussels sprouts and sausage

We had them as a side to homemade faux sausage, and it was a great combination.  I’d love to try doing this whole deal on the grill at some point.

Question for the comments: If you like Brussels sprouts, what’s your favorite way to eat them?


About the Author:

Sam has been eating a plant-based diet since summer of 2009 and has spent the subsequent years experimenting with all manner of plant-based food. She holds a Certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies and is a graduate of the Bauman College Nutrition Consultant Program. She is a former member of Toastmasters International and was awarded a Competent Communicator designation for public speaking. When she's not blogging or cooking, Sam likes to read and study the Bible, play silly card games and knit socks.
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  1. Melissa Bastian  September 9, 2010

    I’m in a (sane and rational) cleansing phase right now, an even when I’m not I’m all about real, whole, simple foods. I love me some processed crap, but when it comes down to it real food is so much more satisfying. It’s fulfilling in a different way, and you get to feel good about eating it which makes the whole thing more enjoyable. Hooray for Brussels sprouts. 😀

    • Sam  September 10, 2010

      Sane and rational cleansing is good! I’m always glad to hear when people approach health the right way. 🙂 I love me some processed crap, too, but you’re right–real food tastes best and makes you feel your best! Example, I had a big, warm bowl of quinoa and a salad for lunch the other day, and it was even more delicious than I was anticipating. I’m also hugely fond of the fresh salads/lunches/dinners that the local co-op makes available at their deli.

  2. JL Goes Vegan  September 10, 2010

    I love brussels and I REALLY love simple (see today’s blog post! LOL) This looks fab, as always!