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Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Vinaigrette

November 12, 2010
Author Notes

Brussels sprouts are delicious when roasted with only olive oil, salt, and pepper, but the balsamic vinegar deepens their flavor. I brought this recipe to Thanksgiving two years ago to accommodate several family members with food allergies, and it's become a family favorite. To keep this dish lactose-free, omit the Parmesan cheese. —nicolecooks

  • Serves 4
Ingredients
  • For the Brussels sprouts
  • 1.5 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 3 tablespoons Extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon Balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)
  • For the vinaigrette
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 2 teaspoons Lemon juice
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • .5 cups Extra-virgin olive oil
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Directions
  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut the stems off each Brussels sprout and halve lengthwise. Discard any tough outer leaves and place in a bowl.
  2. Add the olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a good sprinkling of salt and pepper. Toss together with your hands until the Brussels sprouts are evenly coated, then spread on a baking sheet. Roast for 35 minutes, tossing occasionally, or until the Brussels sprouts are caramelized and golden brown.
  3. While the Brussels sprouts roast, make the dressing. In a small bowl, combine the mustard, lemon juice, salt and freshly ground black pepper. Gradually whisk in olive oil.
  4. Toss the Brussels sprouts in a medium bowl with 3 tablespoons of the dressing; save the remaining dressing for another use. Scatter with shards of Parmesan cheese (if using). Serve warm or at room temperature.

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