Vegetarian Christmas – Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange Juice & Zest

January 16, 2012 5 Comments

Brussels sprouts – the perfect holiday side dish – are simply seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, orange juice and orange zest, then slow roasted in a hot pan until golden brown. They get that nutty sweetness and nicely brown crisp exterior. Yum! It’s simple, easy and quick to make and oh so delicious!
I hope you like them as much as I do! :)
Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Orange Juice & Zest
Ingredients (serves 4)
- 400 g brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed, bigger ones cut in half lengthwise
- 2 cloves garlic, peeled and chopped
- 1 orange’s zest and freshly squeezed juice
- 2 tablespoons coconut or olive oil
- salt, pepper
- 2 tablespoons water
Heat coconut or olive oil in a roasting pan over medium heat. Place brussels sprouts in the pan and roast for 8 minutes or until golden brown. Add water, place a lid on top and cook for another 8-10 minutes. Add garlic, orange juice and zest, season with salt and pepper. Cook and roast for another 5 minutes without lid until the orange juice will be caramelized on the sprouts.

More vegetarian Christmas recipes:
Cheesy Leeks
Mashed Pumpkin Potatoes with Rosemary
Cranberry and Pistachio Nut Roast
Pumpkin Pie

Comments (5)

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  1. I love sprouts at Christmas but am still eating them now it’s the new year! Love them with garlic and chilli, but this orange zest version looks gorgeous too and something I definitely have to try :-)

  2. Oh how delicious, Zita. :-) I love this vegetable so much and your version sounds scrumptious!! :-)

  3. Never thought of putting orange on sprouts but now you mention it I can see how wonderful it would be. Happy New Year! xx

  4. Valeria says:

    I was looking for a new recipe for my brussels sprouts and yours really hit the spot, such a novel and genious combination of flavors, I will try it!

  5. Zita says:

    Thank your for your lovely comments! I’m so glad you like the recipe!

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