Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions & Vegan Bacon

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions & Vegan Bacon
Side dishes aren't something we remember as something craveable or a crowd pleaser. We always think of the main dish but you can make a completely yummy and craveable side dish...and its GREEN!  Brussel sprouts are something that most adults remember as kids as a dinner plate nightmare, that veggie that made them dread meals. But this recipe will prove to any picky eater that a brussel sprout can be incredible delish and memorable. The nice roasted sweet flavor with that salty crunch of the onions, vegan bacon, and outer leaves, you are going to want seconds on this veggie. Serve with your main dish and enjoy!

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Onions & Vegan Bacon

Ingredients

-1 to 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts, cleaned and halved
-2 to 3 Tablespoons good olive oil
-3/4 teaspoon kosher salt
-1/8 teaspoon garlic salt
-Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
-1/2 large onion, sliced 
-1 to 2 Tablespoons Vegan Bacon (I used Phoney Baloney Coconut Bacon), you can use any variety

Directions

Heat oven to 375 Degrees

Cut off the ends of the Brussels sprouts and pull off any yellow outer leaves, then halve each one. 

Whole Brussel Sprouts
Drizzle the olive over a baking sheet and add the cleaned brussel sprouts.

Cleaned & Halved Brussel Spouts on Oil
Once you have your brussel sprouts on the sheet pan and add the slice onion, salt, black pepper, and garlic salt. Mix to combine. 

Seasoned Brussel Spouts with Onion
Transfer them to a sheet pan and roast for 25 to 35 minutes, until crisp outside and tender inside. Be careful not to BURN the onions, they will be brown and crisp but NOT black. Shake the pan from time to time to brown the Brussels sprouts evenly. 

Roasted Brussel Spouts with Onions
Once they come out of the oven, sprinkle with vegan bacon and mix to combine. 

Phoney Baloney Coconut Bacon
(Gluten Free & Vegan)
Serve hot along side your favorite main dish and enjoy!

-Amy