There’s no better way to do Brussel sprouts than mixing it with homemade pesto. These sprouts are nutty, lemony, and full of great flavor. Enjoy!

Preparation + Cook Time: 50 minutes

Makes about 6-7 servings

Ingredients:

For Pesto Sauce:

  • 2 C Packed Fresh Basil Leaves
  • 1 C Raw Walnuts
  • 1/4 C + 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1 T Nutritional Yeast
  • 1/2 t minced Garlic
  • Juice of 1/2 a Lemon
  • 1 T Water
  • Salt & Pepper

For Brussel Sprouts:

  • 2 lbs Brussel Sprouts
  • 1 T Olive Oil
  • 1/4 C Pine Nuts (Optional)

Instructions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the pesto in a blender or food processor. Blend until smooth and set aside.
  3. Prepare the Brussel sprouts. Wash and chop them in half. Line a baking sheet with tin foil. Spread the sprouts on the sheet and drizzle with olive oil. Cook in the oven for 25 minutes.
  4. Take the baking sheet out of the oven. Transfer the sprouts into a bowl. Pour the pesto sauce over the sprouts and mix together. Top with chopped walnuts or pine nuts.

Benefits of this recipe:

-Brussel Sprouts are one of the best suppliers of Vitamin K (which keeps your bones healthy), Vitamin C (which boosts immunity),balances blood sugar, improves brain function, and protects eye & skin health

-Walnuts contain Omega-3s, improve brain and heart health, and help fight depression

The information on the benefits of the ingredients was researched from http://www.draxe.com

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