Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

One of the biggest misconceptions about vegan food is that it requires a bunch of weird ingredients to make something taste good -- as well as a lot of time and complicated steps. This dish will show how untrue that is. It's quick, easy and will give you a whole new appreciation for Brussels sprouts; we adapted it from Vegan With a Vengeance. See also: - White beans and kale with parsnips on Meatless Monday - Traditional potato salad, vegan-style, for a cookout side dish on Meatless Monday - Vegan Caesar salad for a substantial serving of greens on Meatless Monday

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

You will need:

1 pound Brussels sprouts 2-4 tablespoons olive oil 3-4 cloves garlic 1-2 teaspoons coarse sea salt

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees F.

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

1. Rinse the Brussels sprouts and cut them in half, cutting off the bottom as well.

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

You'll have a big pile of them when you're finished.

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

2. Place the Brussels sprouts in a rimmed baking dish (or casserole dish, in this case) and drizzle with olive oil, tossing until they are coated. Roast for ten minutes.

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

While they are roasting, peel and chop the garlic.

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

3. Pull out the Brussels sprouts, sprinkle with the garlic and salt, and toss together.

Roasted Brussels sprouts for a simple side dish on Meatless Monday

Return to the oven for another five to seven minutes, until the garlic is lightly toasted. This portion serves three to four as a side dish -- but you might want to make extra, because these Brussels sprouts are delicious.


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