It’s fair to say that brussels sprouts have been given a bad name for their unique and distinct bitter taste, they have even been voted the most unliked vegetable on multiple occasions.
Although marked as a holiday dinner special, they are frequently the last to be left on the plate without few people enjoying them. So why do we include them?
Maybe there’s an element of sprouts that we need in our lives? Maybe there are some positive benefits that we are missing out on by skimming past them in the supermarket?
Brussels sprouts are packed full of nutritional properties. High in vitamin K, vitamin C, healthy fats, and antioxidants, they are a nutritional powerhouse.
Their nutritional properties help to combat health issues such as reducing inflammation and maintaining a healthy blood sugar balance. So making them a more frequent part of the diet is highly advisable if you want to receive their nutritional goodness.
It is possible to eat sprouts without suffering… Brussels can taste fantastic when they are cooked in the right way with the right ingredients.
The problem is that too many people boil brussels sprouts to death in the hopes that they boil away their taste. But the bitterness of brussels can be nicely complemented by other foods.
This post will go through 10 amazing goat cheese, pomegranate, and brussel sprout recipes we could find that will shake up the way you eat sprouts forever!
EatingWell offers a nutty roasted brussels sprouts recipe full of color with sprinkles of sweet-tart pomegranate seeds. Rich with creamy goat cheese, this dish is the perfect meal or side dish for an occasion or as a weekend treat.
Gone are the days of traditional brussels. EatingWell has turned something bland into a culinary treat.
Not only is this recipe high in fiber and low in calories, but it also takes into consideration a multitude of dietary concerns by making sure the dish is diabetes-appropriate, gluten-free, egg-free, vegetarian, nut-free, and soy-free.
This dish as a meal is a great size for a family as it serves 4. Doubled up, it makes a fantastic party dish. This showstopper is sure to convert others into rethinking sprouts. Only taking 20 minutes to cook, this is a nice, quick, and easy dish to prepare.
Nutmeg Nanny offers a delicious medley of sprouts, goat’s cheese, and pomegranate seeds, perfect for a thanksgiving dinner. This recipe is packed full of flavor and color with crispy sprouts slightly charred and crunchy pomegranate.
This recipe offers substitute ingredients for your convenience and a wealth of advice on how to perfectly cook your sprouts.
This dish is a great choice for an occasion as it is simple, quick, and easy. Using minimal ingredients, this dish doesn’t take long to prepare. A total of 20 minutes is all it takes to prepare and cook this dish!
FeedFeed offers a unique spin on cooking brussels sprouts. Rather than leaving them whole they shred them raw and make them into a subtle feature in a fashionable salad bowl.
The use of the brussels sprouts in the salad bowl adds a little crunch. Its distinct bitter flavor is accompanied by the sweetness of the pomegranate and the creaminess of goat’s cheese. This medley of flavors and textures is genius in a bowl.
This is a great dish for anyone who isn’t quite ready to try a full brussels sprout. This is a great recipe for the whole family as it makes between 6-8 servings.
Half Baked Harvest goes to town with this recipe. They offer a rich dish of roasted bacon brussels sprouts with a pinch of salted honey. The mix of sweet, savory, sweet, and tanginess is something rarely experienced.
This indulgent dish is everything brussels should be. This is a perfect dish for a winter dinner party or a romantic dinner date and home. This dish only takes 30 minutes in total for prepping and cooking which is amazing considering how much flavor is going on in this dish.
This recipe offers added tips and tricks to help you make the crispiest bacon and the salted honey glaze/ vinaigrette.
These shaved brussels salads are rapidly increasing in popularity. Yay! For Food offers a fantastic salad bowl recipe packed with healthy and filling ingredients.
With a mix of zest, sweetness, and bitterness from the brussels, this dish is perfectly balanced.
With enough to serve between 6-8, this dish would make a great summer salad or a bbq side dish.
This recipe also offers added tips on how to choose the right sprouts for your dish. This is super helpful for any brussels sprouts newbies.
Food & Wine offers a twist to the traditional slaw recipe that uses cabbage and carrots. With a similar texture to cabbage, brussels are actually a great alternative with a more distinct taste.
This delectable slaw recipe is full of crunch and crispiness and vibrant inviting colors.
Whilst there is no goat’s cheese in this recipe, it could easily be added to add a softer texture. However, the dish does contain parmesan, an equally delicious cheese.
This recipe is a great choice for a winter salad or a light lunch. This dish serves 8 and only takes 30 minutes to prepare.
This festival of red and green is a definite showstopper. Almost too beautiful to eat, this is a fantastic dish to show off to guests or at an occasion. Dinner at the Zoo offers another shredded brussel salad medley.
Full of fruity, nutty, and zesty flavors, this is a salad like no other. The addition of fruit and nuts tastes up a notch against a standard green salad. The recipe adds that although it has bacon, eliminating the bacon will turn it into a delicious vegetarian dish.
This dish serves 6 and takes up to 20 minutes to prepare. It’s a quick and hassle-free dish.
Stepping away from the bitter taste we associate with brussels, this recipe sweetens things up by caramelizing the brussels. The Mediterranean Dish shares everything green with a hint of nuttiness and salt.
This dish is a green haven packed full of vitamins and minerals. With a medley of baby greens, spinach, and arugula topped with shallots, cranberries (instead of pomegranate), toasted almonds, and feta (instead of goat’s cheese), this dish is a guilt-free treat.
This dish serves 6 or more and takes 20 minutes to cook.
This recipe switches things up by roasting the brussels sprouts with walnuts rather than adding the nuts after. This recipe offers a dish that brings out the nutty sweetness of the brussels with an added sweet crunch from the pomegranate.
Only using 6 ingredients, this dish is a quick and easy recipe that can be thrown together in a matter of minutes.
This is a great choice for any occasion or just a simple weekday salad good of goodness.
Tipps in the Kitch offers a deliciously light and beautiful festive salad perfect for holidays or a family gathering.
Adding charred brussels to the salad makes this an ideal winter meal packed with a mix of textures and flavors. This dish is simple and uncomplicated to allow the flavors of each ingredient to come through.
This dish serves 6 and only takes 15 minutes to prep and 6 minutes to cook.