Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Veggie Tuesday

We are really trying to incorporate more green vegetables into our diet. Macular degeneration runs in my husbands family and we are trying to prevent it at all costs. High doses of beta-carotene and vitamin E helped slow down macular degeneration in some cases. So this week we are trying to incorporate more lutein and beta-carotene into our diet by eating spinach ,peas, broccoli, roman lettuce, asparagus, and these cute little Brussels sprouts. Brussels sprouts have always been one of my favorites. This recipe takes them over the top so much flavor and crunch from the nuts. If you give these Brussels sprouts a try you won't be disappointed.
Brussels Sprouts Vinaigrette

4 cups fresh Brussels sprouts
4 tablespoons sherry vinegar
1 tablespoon mustard
1/4 cup maple syrup
1/2 teaspoon grated fresh nutmeg
3/4 cup walnuts finely chopped

Wash and cut an "X" into bottom of all Brussels sprouts.
Fill large saucepan one-fourth full of fresh water. Bring to boiling; steam sprouts in steamer basket until tender, but still firm, about 5 to 8 minutes.
Meanwhile for vinaigrette, in small bowl whisk together vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, nutmeg and salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Drain warm Brussels sprouts and place in serving bowl. Toss with vinaigrette Serve garnished with chopped walnuts.


Katherine Aucoin said...

I love the tangy vingarette for the sprouts. They are one of my favs too.

Mary said...

I think your dressing would work very well with the sprouts. Good idea.

Ginger said...

Hi Lynette !!

I love Brussels sprouts. I really like the combination of ingredients in your dish. This is something I definitely want to try. NOW, if I can just get my husband to eat Brussels sprouts!! I think I have a good shot with this recipe. Thanks for sharing..

teresa said...

Oooh, I love brussel sprouts, this looks wonderful!

Katy ~ said...

I'm part of the Brussels sprouts fan club as well, and boy does this look tasty (smacking my lips!). Ole Sweetie-Pi won't go near them, so I'm going to make up a pot of these and eat every single last leaf all by myself. YUMMERS!

Norah said...

I love brussel sprouts! I'll have to give this recipe a try.

Coleen's Recipes said...

My mother was born in England so I grew up eating brussel sprouts. So nice to have another recipe for them, thank you.

Sophie said...

What a beautiful & delicious side dish! I love your twist with the Brussels sprouts!

Donna-FFW said...

I am always looking for different ways to cook brussels sprouts.. thank you this sounds perfect.

Reeni♥ said...

My Dad would love these! He's a die-hard fan of them and is always asking me to make them!