Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussel Sprouts + Healthy Holiday Sides

These Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussel Sprouts are crispy, savory and healthy. And oh so easy to make! Try out this roasted brussel sprouts recipe this holiday season for the most delicious vegan and paleo side that everyone will gobble up!

Roasted brussel sprouts being sprinkled with sea salt.

Yayyyyyy for November round-up post! I love partnering with my blogger girlfriends because they constantly remind me:

  1. How awesome my friends are
  2. How much I love my job

Who get’s to say that they made Brussels sprouts and took photos of them all in a day’s work? Huzzah!

This month we are focusing on HOLIDAY. I get the heebie jeebies just thinking about the fact that it’s November. Before I tell you my ridiculous Brussels sprouts story, let’s check out what my ladies made…

Healthy Holiday Sides

Make one of these healthy side dishes this holiday season! These recipes are perfect for Thanksgiving or Christmas!

Cauliflower Rice Stuffing from The Healthy Maven

This healthy, low-carb cauliflower rice stuffing will convince your Thanksgiving guests to jump on board the cauliflower rice train, while secretly getting them to eat more veggies! Plus it’s ready in under 20 minutes.

Cauliflower rice stuffing in a bowl ready to be served

Harvest Salad with Maple Balsamic Dressing from Lexi’s Clean Kitchen

This Salad has all the ingredients you’ll want in a Fall dish! Packed with chopped kale, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and topped with a super easy & delicious Maple Balsamic for the absolute perfect Thanksgiving salad!

This Salad has all the ingredients you'll want in a Fall dish! Packed with chopped kale, roasted squash, pomegranate seeds, toasted pecans and topped with a super easy & delicious Maple Balsamic for the absolute perfect Thanksgiving salad!

5-Ingredient Slow Cooker Cranberry Sauce from Running to the Kitchen

This simple cranberry sauce is made with just 5 ingredients. Make it in the slow cooker and save the stove-top space for all the other Thanksgiving sides.

Simple 5 ingredient cranberry sauce in a bowl

Green Beans with Caramelized Shallots and Almonds from Eating Bird Food

Add some green to your holiday table with this flavorful recipe for tender crisp green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley.

Green beans tossed with caramelized shallots, toasted almonds and fresh parsley.

 Vegan Scalloped Sweet Potatoes from Food Faith Fitness

These easy scalloped sweet potatoes are SO creamy and flavorful, you’ll have a hard time believing they’re secretly healthy and paleo and vegan friendly!

Scalloped sweet potatoes in a serving dish.

Did you know…I didn’t eat my first brussel sprouts until college AND I thought they sucked. At the time, my sister and I were really into Tina’s blog and she ate brussel sprouts like they were going out of style. Naturally, we wanted to be just like her and eat brussel sprouts, too. So what did we do? Bought frozen brussel sprouts and steamed them. YUCK. We didn’t even season them. YUCK again. It wasn’t until a few years later, when I ate a proper brussel sprout recipe at a restaurant really fell in love with them.

In my opinion, the best ways to cook brussel sprouts are either on the grill or in the oven. Never again will I go the steam route :P And I never use frozen brussels. I always start off fresh brussel sprouts with copious amounts of EVOO and sea salt and then go from there. In this recipe, I added two of my favorite flavors —> balsamic and garlic. YUM. Here are a few more of our top brussel sprout tips:

Tips on How To Make Brussel Sprouts

  • Make sure you wash your brussel sprouts and pat them dry.
  • You can cook your brussel sprouts in the oven or on the grill, just make sure you set your temperature to 450ºF.
  • We love cooking our brussel sprouts with balsamic, olive oil, and garlic. Feel free to add your favorite spice combination to your brussel sprouts.
  • Cook them longer than you think! The inside takes longer and the crispier the better on the outside!
  • We prefer roasted brussel sprouts and grilled brussel sprouts over steamed brussel sprouts.
Fresh brussel sprouts on a baking tray being drizzled with olive oil.

If you think this recipe looks too “hard” to make. You cray. Literally all you need to do are slice the brussel sprouts in half, drizzle with EVOO and then season away.

Then, for the hardest part, you stick them in the oven and let them bake while you watch 3/4 of an episode of The Walking Dead.

Seasoned balsamic brussel sprouts on a baking tray

Balsamic is SO GOOD roasted because as it cooks, it caramelizes, making it sweet and delicious.

WAHHHHHH I wish I had these in my oven RIGHT MEOW.

Recipe

Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussel Sprouts

These Balsamic Sea Salt Roasted Brussel Sprouts are crispy, savory and healthy. And oh so easy to make! Try out this roasted brussel sprouts recipe this holiday season for the most delicious vegan and paleo side that everyone will gobble up!

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 25 mins
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Lee Hersh
Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound brussel sprouts, halved
  • 2-3 tablespoons EVOO
  • 1 tablespoon minced garlic
  • 2 tablespoons aged balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt

Instructions

  1. First, preheat oven to 375ºF.
  2. Then, prep brussel sprouts by washing and patting dry. Slice off the end and then slice in half. Place on a large baking sheet.
  3. Drizzle with a generous amount of EVOO and sprinkle on minced garlic, balsamic vinegar, and sea salt.
  4. Using your hands, toss brussel sprouts to make sure that everything is evenly coated and spiced.
  5. Place in oven for 23-27 minutes.
Balsamic sea salt roasted brussel sprouts on a baking tray ready to be served.

Other Brussel Sprouts Recipes on Fit Foodie Finds

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