If you are anything like me, you may find yourself feeling a bit snackish on a weekend afternoon, but don’t necessarily want to eat something that is unhealthy like regular crisps/chips. I love Brussels sprouts and have discovered a way of turning this healthy green leafy veg into a tasty snack.

The humble Brussels sprout is jam packed with good things - essential minerals and dietary fibre along with cancer fighting phytochemicals, to name a few, but sadly has a bit of a bad reputation when it comes to flavour. I hope this recipe will help to correct that. Try it out.

INGREDIENTS
around 500g of raw Brussels Sprouts
1 Tbs Extra Virgin Olive Oil
a sprinkle of Maldon salt
a sprinkle of Chili flakes

METHOD

  1. Preheat oven to 200 degrees C.
  2. Cut the ends off the Brussels Sprouts and discard.
  3. Peel the outer leaves off and place them on a baking tray. *(If you want to cook the remaining part of the Brussels sprout you can do so too, or save for another veggie dish like this one - Roasted Green Veg with Almonds. )
  4. Drizzle the olive oil over the sprouts and also sprinkle the salt over.
  5. Using your hands, gently mix the oil and salt in to lightly coat the leaves.
  6. Place the baking tray in your oven and roast for about 7 minutes, giving the tray a shake every few minutes or so to help with even browning.
  7. Brussels sprouts should be turning slightly brown and be crispy when done.
  8. Remove from the tray and add a sprinkle of chili flakes.
  9. Place in a snack bowl and serve immediately.