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Date Dijon Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

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Written by Abby

Coated with a simply delicious Date Dijon Glaze, these roasted Brussels sprouts are an easy and healthy side dish to add to any week night meal, Thanksgiving or Holiday spread. Gluten Free, Dairy Free, Vegan.
 
Those tiny, divisive green globes of a vegetable, known as Brussels sprouts, have quite a reputation. You either love these mini cabbages, tolerate them or take it as a personal insult just at the mention of them. If you lean towards the latter two, these Roasted Brussels Sprouts with a Date Dijon Glazed might (will) just change your mind! Crispy, flavorful, and naturally gluten free, dairy free, and vegan,  this side dish is a delicious (and easy) addition to any week night meal or Holiday feast!
 
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Although Brussels sprouts can be quite bitter when raw, cooking them at a high temperature ensures they transform into a flavorful, caramelized profile with tender (not mushy) centers and crispy edges. What really makes these sprouts standout is the coating of the delectable Date Dijon Glaze and the addition of sweet bites of medjool dates. You could even add in some crispy bits of bacon and/or toasted pecans for some crunch.
 
The glaze is comprised of three simple ingredients: dijon mustard, Joolies date syrup, and lemon juice. The date syrup adds a touch of natural sweetness that not only balances out the sprouts' inherent bitterness, but also helps create a crispy, caramelized exterior.
 organic medjool dates
 

Ingredients you'll need:  

    1. Fresh Brussels Sprouts
      • These small cruciferous veggies are nutrient powerhouses, very rich in Vitamin K, Vitamin C, and folate. We need the Brussels sprouts cut and trimmed before roasting. If you are crunched for time, grab a bag of pre-trimmed at the store.
    2. Joolies Medjool Dates
      • Even though dates are typically used in sweet dishes, they add a richer flavor profile to savory dishes, becoming more caramel-like when warmed.
    3. Olive Oil
      • This adds healthy fats, antioxidants, and keeps our Brussels sprouts from burning. Avocado or grapeseed oil will work great as well.
    4. Dijon or Spicy Mustard
      • The addition of this bold and tangy ingredient pairs perfectly with the sweet date syrup to create a delicious glaze. If you like a little more spice, swap dijon for spicy mustard.
    5. Joolies Date Syrup
    6. Lemon Juice
      • Fresh lemons bring the best flavor, so grab a few and start juicing 🍋 but if you have to opt for bottled lemon juice make sure it is 100% lemon juice. Plus, lemons are a great source of vitamin C and help to increase nutrient absorption.
    7. Garlic + Salt + Black Pepper
      • These spices work together to really enhance the other flavors we've got going on! 
If you make this easy roasted veggie side dish,, be sure to tag us on Instagram @jooliesdates and use the hashtag #jooliesdates so we can see all your date-able date recipe recreations! And you can always comment below!
 

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Date Dijon Glazed Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Vegan, Gluten Free, Refined sugar-free

  • prep time: 10 minutes
  • cook time: 30 minutes
  • total time: 40 minutes
Servings: 5
 
INGREDIENTS:
  • 2 lbs brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup Joolies dates, chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp garlic
  • salt and pepper to taste

GLAZE:

 
DIRECTIONS:
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Wash, remove the ends and slice brussels sprouts into halves (or thirds depending on the size). Transfer to a lined baking sheet.

  2. Drizzle olive oil over the Brussels sprouts and season with salt, pepper, and garlic. Toss with your hands to coat then spread the Brussels sprouts into a single layer. Pop in the oven to roast for 15 minutes.

  3. While Brussels sprouts are roasting, in a small bowl, whisk together the date syrup, dijon mustard, and lemon juice.

  4. Remove the brussels from the oven and add the chopped dates along with 3/4 of the glaze. Toss with a spatula making sure all the brussels get coated evenly. Place back in the oven to roast for 15 more minutes.

  5. Let them cool slightly, drizzle the rest of the glaze on top and enjoy! 

Store in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to 1 week.