By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the California Raisin Marketing Board and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.Roasted shaved Brussels sprouts with raisins and pumpkin seeds – a side dish fit for your festive holiday table. By shaving the Brussels Sprouts (slicing them very thinly into 5-6 slices per sprout), then roasting them, you allow for even more crispy caramelized goodness than if you roast just the halves. We roasted these sprouts with thinly sliced onion, tossed them with California raisins and pumpkin seeds then drizzled the dish with our very best aged balsamic vinegar.
The raisins and the balsamic vinegar add just the right amount of subtle sweetness to the savory sprouts. I don’t often combine fruit with roasted vegetables, but this combination really works nicely together.
Did you know? California raisins are sweet naturally, so there’s no added sugar. Plus, raisins provide 9% of your daily value for fiber and potassium and 6% of your daily value for iron (per quarter cup serving).This dish uses 1/2 cup of California raisins and serves about 4 as a side dish (get that additional 1/8 of a cup serving by snacking on raisins while the veggies are roasting!). Combine the nutrition benefits of the raisins with the anti-cancer fighting compounds in Brussels Sprouts and the protein and fiber combo in pumpkin seeds and you have a nutrient-packed side dish.
Roasted Shaved Brussels Sprouts with Raisins and Pumpkin Seeds
Serves: 4 as a side dish
- 2 cups Brussels sprouts, thinly sliced
- ½ cup California Raisins
- ½ cup pumpkin seeds
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar – your best
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions: preheat oven to 425. Toss Brussels sprouts and onion with olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Spread Brussels sprouts and onion onto 2 tin-foil lined baking sheets. Roast for ~15 minutes until Brussels sprouts begin to get crispy and lightly browned. Remove vegetables from oven and place in a large bowl. Add raisins and pumpkin seeds to the bowl and toss. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Serve.
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