• 1 large container brussels sprouts
  • 2 teaspoons olive or grapeseed oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher or sea salt
  • Zest of one lemon

Sometimes the simplest of recipes are the best! This week’s featured ingredient in Food Network’s Fall Fest  is the brussels sprout and I know just how to serve up this amazing vegetable.

Roasting vegetables can be the answer a parent or spouse needs to not only encourage your family members to eat their vegetables, but to convert them into fans of all things healthy! Roasting vegetables not only unlocks their caramelized goodness, but helps to retain nutrients that would otherwise be lost if boiled or overcooked.

Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.

Rinse and dry your brussels sprouts well. Cut off the ends and then slice them in half the long way.

Remove the outer layer or any loose leaves. Place the brussels sprouts cut side down in the bottom of a broiler pan and drizzle with olive oil.

Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. (I like using my black pan because it browns the vegetables nicely).

Bake for 10 minutes and then turn each brussels sprout over.

Drizzle the additional teaspoon of oil and sprinkle with a bit more salt.

Five minutes more, remove from oven and zest with a lemon and you’re ready for a real treat!

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