Lemon roasted brussels sprouts ready to go into the oven.

If you want a very easy, delicious appetizer, try my recipe for lemon roasted brussel sprouts. I never liked brussel sprouts until I had them roasted and my opinion about these little green guys changed. Usually I just toss the brussel sprouts in olive oil and add in a pinch of sea salt, but today I decided to try lemon roasted brussel sprouts. These came out so delicious! They were light and slightly tart from that citrus. I would make them again in a heartbeat.

Serves: 2
Time: 25 minutes

Lemon Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

So here’s what you’ll need:

  • 15 brussels sprouts
  • 1 lemon
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Pinch of sea salt

Lemon roasted brussels sprouts and vegan caprese salad complement each other and work well together to become dinner.

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Wash your brussels sprouts thoroughly. Then cut off the stem part and peel away any unhealthy looking outside leaves. Then dry them off and place on your cutting board. All of my brussel sprouts were pretty medium to large sized so I cut them in half. If you have any small brussel sprouts, you should leave those whole, otherwise they will cook too quickly and likely burn while your other larger brussel sprouts will have yet to be cooked.

Put your cut brussels sprouts in a bowl and add in a pinch of sea salt, the juice of one lemon, as well as the one tablespoon of olive oil. Gently toss so that all the brussels sprouts are coated. Then place on a baking tray or cookie sheet and bake for about 20 minutes, or until brussels sprouts are lightly browned.

After the first ten minutes, you should check on the brussel sprouts. You may need to shake the pan in order to make sure all the brussel sprouts get equally browned. Then take out your brussels sprouts and let cool a couple minutes before serving.

Enjoy as an appetizer with any main dish of your choice or with another appetizer. I personally enjoyed these lemon roasted brussels sprouts with a chopped vegan caprese salad and called it dinner.

Nutrition Facts

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In one serving of these lemon roasted brussels sprouts, you will be consuming 131 calories and 7 grams of fat, mostly coming from that olive oil there. You will also be getting 632 milligrams of your daily potassium as well as 5 grams of protein. In addition, you are getting 18 grams of carbohydrates, 8 grams of dietary fiber.

In terms of vitamins and minerals, this appetizer is rich in both. For example, one serving will give you 10% of your daily vitamin E, 18% of your daily vitamin B-6, 21% of your daily vitamin A, and a whopping 271% of your daily vitamin C. In terms of minerals, you are getting 9% of your daily calcium, 13% of your daily iron, and 24% of your daily manganese.

You can see the complete nutrition facts in the images above that were calculated using Sparks Recipe Calculator.