Free Healthy Recipe - Roast Brussels Sprouts with Chestnuts

Dairy free, Gluten free, Low carbohydrate, Wheat Free

People seem to either love Brussels sprouts or hate them. But, as they are known to help reduce the risk of cancer (particularly colon cancer) it's worth trying to become at least ambivalent to these pretty little veggies. Served with roast chestnuts (rich in Vitamin C, fibre, B6 and folate) and cooked in garlic, this dish is delicious and extremely nutrient-rich.

8 whole chestnuts
1 kg Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved
2 cloves garlic, sliced finely
2 tbsp olive oil
½ tbs lemon juice

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees Celsius.
Make an incision in each chestnut and roast them in the oven for 20 minutes. Remove them from the heat and wrap in a tea towel. Peel each chestnut while it's still hot and cut into slices approx 5 mm thick.

While the chestnuts are cooling, toss the Brussels sprouts and garlic through the oil in a roasting pan and season with cracked pepper. Place in the oven to roast for 20 minutes or until tender.
Remove from the oven and mix the chestnuts through the sprouts. Sprinkle with lemon juice, season with a pinch of salt, and serve.

Note: always pierce chestnuts before roasting them otherwise they will explode in the oven and continue to explode when you pull them out. At best it'll make a terrible mess, at worst you could burn badly.

Makes 6 servings

Scale recipe to serves

Prep Time: 25 mins
Cooking Time: 10 mins
Ready in: 35 mins

Suitable for:
Dinner, Side Dish
See also:
Roast Turkey Breast with Oatmeal and Sage stuffing
Spicy Red Cabbage with Cranberries
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Nutritional Information - Per Serve
Kj 589 kj
Calories 141 kcal
Fat 6.9 g
Saturated Fat 0.9 g
Total Carbohydrate 9 g
Total Protein 6.8 g
Fibre 8 g

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