I don’t know why I didn’t buy brussel sprouts for years and years. Maybe it was the memories of the way my Mom (sorry Mom) served them; kinda plain and mushy and with that brussel sprout taste.
Then suddenly, a while back, I had a craving, OUT OF THE BLUE , for brussel sprouts. It could have been Pinterest working it’s magic on me, because the food boards there are mighty powerful. I’m sure I pinned a recipe for balsamic brussel sprouts. I may have even licked the screen. Then I pinned one for garlic brussel sprouts and I knew I had to grab some at the store. That day. So I decided to make roasted garlic brussel sprouts with a spicy garlicky dip and that was it: I was hooked.
So here’s a super simple recipe, heavy on the garlic, the way I like it, but feel free to adjust to your liking.
What you need:
1 bag packaged brussel sprouts- washed, ends trimmed and cut in half
Salt and pepper
A few garlic cloves (I used about 7 total)
Mayo (about 6 tablespoons)
Pickles (garlic kosher dills are great but any kind will do. I only had hamburger dills tonight and it was perfectly delicious)
A fresh lemon to squeeze or lemon juice, about a teaspoon
Chop garlic into large pieces. I don’t mince, I don’t make baby pieces, I’m no chicken. I like nice BIG slices from a large clove. Use at least 3 cloves to taste.
Mix garlic with the cut brussel sprouts in a roasting pan.
Drizzle with olive oil. and by drizzle, I should say “heavy rain” instead. Coat them all well with oil but no so much as to form a lake they sit in. Add salt and pepper.
Roast in 400 degree oven for about 15-20 minutes, stirring once until nicely caramelized and browned.
Meanwhile, put about 6 tablespoons mayo in a small bowl, Squeeze about 1/4 lemon on it and add in diced pickles and 1 more clove chopped garlic- yes, here I cut(dice) them quite small. Stir well and serve as dip, or if you prefer, mix a spoonful or 2 lightly over a plate of brussel sprouts
I served them with grilled chicken sandwiches on toasted rolls and used the rest of the garlic mayo dip on the sandwiches. It was YUMMY
Looking for something else new to try? How about a super easy spinach and chicken sausage bake?
Or some amazing oven fried broccoli bites from my HeartnSoulLiving blog? I’ve made these at least 15 times now. Talk about addicting!