Unbelievable Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Featured in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser on March 19, 2014.



Unbelievable Roasted Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
  • 4 pieces of bacon, lightly cooked and roughly chopped
  • 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons local honey
  • 3 tablespoons chopped macadamia nuts, lightly toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Place the brussels sprouts on a sheet pan and drizzle with olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste.
  3. Sprinkle bacon over the sprouts and toss with your hands.
  4. Spread out in a single layer.
  5. Roast for 20 to 30 minutes, or until and bacon is crispy.
  6. Meanwhile in a small saucepan, over medium high heat, combine vinegar and honey.
  7. Simmer and reduce by half, until liquid is thick and syrupy.
  8. Be careful not to burn or overcook.
  9. Remove brussels sprouts from the oven, plate, drizzle with honey balsamic reduction, and top with macadamia nuts.

Makes 6 servings.

Approximate Nutrient Analysis per serving (not including salt to taste):
200 calories, 14 g fat, 2.5 g saturated fat, 5 mg cholesterol, 150 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 7 g sugar, 6 g protein


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