Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing Recipe

You’ll be craving those little green morsels all season long!
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing recipe for a Thanksgiving vegetable side. #thanksgiving #recipe #vegetable #vegetarian #caesar #caesardressing #fall #autumn #brusselssprouts

Alright, let me start by saying I know Brussels sprouts can be a very polarizing vegetable. Truth be told, I wasn’t always a fan. If that’s you, too, I get it! I also think it really comes down to whether or not they’ve been cooked properly. Technique here makes all the difference… crispiness is the key! Getting the outside nice and crispy will not only create a more pleasant and addictive mouthfeel, but will also caramelize the natural sugars and deepen their flavor. In other words: DELICIOUS. Trust me when I say once you taste these Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing, you’ll be craving those little green morsels all season long!

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing recipe for a Thanksgiving vegetable side. #thanksgiving #recipe #vegetable #vegetarian #caesar #caesardressing #fall #autumn #brusselssprouts

This dish is inspired by an insanely delicious, crispy Brussels sprout caesar salad I had at a food truck here in Seattle, Bread and Circuses. Super crispy Brussels sprouts are tossed in a rich caesar dressing, a shower of grated parmesan, and plenty of croutons. I’m fairly certain they deep-fry their Brussels sprouts to obtain optimum crispiness, but I like you too much to make you deep-fry something, especially if you’re making these on Thanksgiving! Nooo one needs that stress, especially when preparing a side dish for Thanksgiving. So a quick flash-fry to get the exteriors crispy before they finish in the oven will be perfect. Once they get nice and crispy, we’re going to drizzle them with a deliciously creamy and lemony (not to mention easy) caesar dressing, add some parmesan shavings for good measure, and a sprinkling of chives for some freshness. These crispy Brussels sprouts  are seriously an umami bomb and are the perfect side dish or appetizer for Thanksgiving. You may even find yourself making them after the holiday is over. I know I will. Enjoy and Happy Thanksgiving, friends!

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing recipe for a Thanksgiving vegetable side. #thanksgiving #recipe #vegetable #vegetarian #caesar #caesardressing #fall #autumn #brusselssprouts
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing recipe for a Thanksgiving vegetable side. #thanksgiving #recipe #vegetable #vegetarian #caesar #caesardressing #fall #autumn #brusselssprouts

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing

You’ll be craving those little green morsels all season long!
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 40 mins
Course Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 8
Calories 130 kcal

Ingredients
  

BRUSSELS SPROUTS:

  • 2 lb Brussels sprouts washed and dried well and ends trimmed and split in half lengthwise
  • avocado oil (or olive oil)
  • Himalayan pink salt to taste (or kosher salt)
  • parmigiano reggiano to garnish
  • 1 T fresh chives to garnish

CAESAR DRESSING:

  • 1/4 c good quality mayonnaise
  • 1 t dijon mustard
  • 1 T fresh lemon juice
  • 1 T Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 garlic clove minced (or finely grated on a microplane)
  • few cracks freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 T parmigiano reggiano finely grated

Instructions
 

ROAST THE SPROUTS

  • Preheat oven to 450 F. Heat a large cast-iron skillet over medium-high heat and add enough avocado oil to coat the bottom of the pan. We don’t want to over-crowd the pan here or they’ll steam rather than fry and crisp up so once the oil is shimmering and hot, work in batches to add in the Brussels sprouts cut-side down and allow them to fry until golden, about 2 minutes then flip and crisp on the second side. Transfer Brussels sprouts to a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with salt. Roast for about 15 minutes, until sprouts are tender when inserted with a paring knife.  

MAKE THE DRESSING AND PARMIGIANO REGGIANO SHAVINGS

  • While the sprouts are roasting, make the dressing by whisking all the ingredients together in a large bowl and setting aside. To make the parmigiano reggiano shavings, use a vegetable peeler and shave pieces off the side of a block of parmigiano reggiano. Set aside.

ASSEMBLE

  • When sprouts are done, transfer them to a serving platter and drizzle generously with the caesar dressing. Finish by sprinkling over the chives and parmigiano reggiano shavings. Serve immediately.

Nutrition

Calories: 130kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 5gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 4gMonounsaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 306mgPotassium: 468mgFiber: 4gSugar: 3gVitamin A: 907IUVitamin C: 98mgCalcium: 96mgIron: 2mg
Keyword brussels sprouts, caesar dressing, holiday recipe, vegetables, vegetarian
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Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Caesar Dressing recipe for a Thanksgiving vegetable side. #thanksgiving #recipe #vegetable #vegetarian #caesar #caesardressing #fall #autumn #brusselssprouts

So what do you think?? These flavor-packed Brussels sprouts are the PERFECT side dish on your holiday table. We hope you love this recipe and have an enjoyable holiday!!

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