In the same family as cauliflower and broccoli, brussels sprouts provide cancer-fighting qualities, have a naturally nutty flavour, and pair well with nuts and cheese. When you’re shopping for fresh brussels sprouts, the size of the veggie will determine the taste; the smaller the sprout, the sweeter the taste, and the larger the sprout, the more peppery the taste.
When cooking brussels sprouts, be careful not to overcook them as this can make them bitter.
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook tIme: 30 minutes
Total time: 40 minutes
- 20-30 washed brussels sprouts, depending on size. Make sure they fully dry to optimize crispy texture.
- 1/4 cup cannabis butter or oil. Remember to start low and go slow, you can always lessen the amount of butter or oil to make the recipe less potent.
- 1/2 yellow onion (for a sharper taste), or red onion (for a sweeter taste).
- 1/3 cup crumbled goat cheese.
- 1/4 cup dried cranberries.
- 1/4 cup walnut pieces (*option to use toasted walnuts).
- 2 tsp garlic powder.
- 2 tsp onion powder.
- Salt and pepper (to taste).
- Optional squeeze of lemon
- Baking sheet
- Large bowl
- Measuring cup
- Spatula or wooden spoon
- Serving dish
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- Cut each brussels sprout in half lengthwise, and remove the ends.
- Thinly slice onion until slices are roughly as long as the brussels sprouts.
- Toss brussels sprouts and onions in a bowl with softened butter or oil.
- Roast on baking sheet for about 15 minutes.
- Remove from the oven and toss/flip ingredients to ensure even cooking.
- Roast for another 15 minutes (or until soft).
- Place into your serving dish. Let them cool and then top with crumbled goat cheese, cranberries, and walnuts!
Note* brussels sprouts also pair well with citrus (lemon or lime), vinaigrettes (toss into a salad), balsamic, other cheeses (try parmesan or feta), fresh garlic, other nuts (like pecans or almonds), and if you want to go non-vegetarian, throw in some bacon bits!
Enjoy this healthy dish on a chilly winter evening, and when adding infusions, remember to start low, go slow, and always enjoy responsibly!