Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Balsamic

6 Feb

Oven roasted brussel sprouts2 weeks ago I started our 2013 Salsa training season.   During this time I take my healthy eating to another level… everybody wants to look good in their Salsa costume 🙂  None of our dancers go on crush diets! We need to properly nourish our bodies in order to endure 3-5 hours exhausting practices.  We all eat a well-balanced diet consisting of complex carbs, lean proteins and healthy fats; salt and sugar are eliminated.  10 weeks on this plan will give anyone that enviable dancer’s body: long, lean and svelte.

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So let’s talk about Brussel sprouts.  Many people can’t stand them.  I think people hate them because they haven’t had a chance to try them prepared right.  I have high hopes this recipe may convert Brussel sprouts-haters 🙂


  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 1 lb Brussel sprouts
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Preheat the oven to 450F.
  2. Cut the ends off each brussel sprout and cut them in half length
  3. Toss with garlic  and oil; add salt and pepper.
  4. Spread it out on a baking sheet lined with foil (to minimize cleanup)
  5. Roast for 20 minutes, or until tender and started to get charred.
  6. While they’re still warm, toss the Brussels sprouts in balsamic vinegar.

40 Responses to “Oven Roasted Brussels Sprouts With Garlic and Balsamic”

  1. abrooke65 February 6, 2013 at 12:21 pm #

    Wow. Look at you guys! I like the idea of using balsamic vinegar. That might be the key!

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves February 6, 2013 at 12:27 pm #

      I am so proud of all the girls in our Team, they are true professionals when it comes to training and being in shape.
      The balsamic gives that slightly sweet and acidic note to otherwise plain cabbage 🙂

  2. stuffitellmysister February 6, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

    This looks delicious and sounds simple enough for even me to fix! You guys look like an amazing team. Beautiful ♥

  3. sarahnsh February 6, 2013 at 1:06 pm #

    You guys look so amazing and cute in your salsa dancing outfits, I love it! Oh, and I think it’s great you don’t crash diet, but rather make sure to eat healthy to look fabulous in your outfits. I definitely say the balsamic vinegar is key, that stuff is so good to cook with!

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves February 6, 2013 at 2:03 pm #

      All our outfits anything but your typical Salsa costume, lol – we have to be in shape. We eat healthy all year round but just before any major performance everybody tweaks their eating even more.

      Balsamic does make it tastier 🙂

  4. redneckdixiewarrior February 6, 2013 at 5:00 pm #

    Love Brussels sprouts! So do my kids! It’s an acquired taste I think but the more one tries them the more they’ll eventually get to like them. This recipe sounds yummy and I’m sure the kids will just inhale them even faster!

    Thanks for sharing these recipes!

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

      Kids may not like them because they are somewhat bitter. Roasted Brussel sprouts are on a sweeter side and balsamic helps too to mask the “cabbage-y” flavour.

  5. vision5d2012 February 6, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    Whoo Hoo! It’s been a couple of decades since my body looked anywhere close to you Sweet Babes! What a great advertisement for Brussels sprouts. You could get anyone to try them looking like that. I love Brussels sprouts but never thought of oven roasting them. Thanks for the eye candy and the recipe. Love and hugs, Alia

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves February 6, 2013 at 7:08 pm #

      Thank you Alia, you are very kind!
      Boiled Brussels sprouts are not very appetizing; roasting brings their “sweet” side.
      XOXO, Kat

  6. Marisa - PictureRealFood February 6, 2013 at 7:02 pm #

    This looks so delicious! I love roasted brussel sprouts — will add the balsamic and garlic, mmm! You girls look fab!

  7. belladonic haze February 6, 2013 at 8:49 pm #

    Brussel sprouts and sexy women…who knew there was a connection! 😉

  8. belladonic haze February 6, 2013 at 8:50 pm #

    You’re second from the left, correct? Very nice.

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves February 7, 2013 at 12:13 am #

      Not quite… I am third from the left 🙂 The 2nd girl from the left and I look alike but we are not related (and I am 20 years older than her!). Even my family can’t tell us apart in the performance videos, lol.

  9. Boomdeeadda February 7, 2013 at 4:29 am #

    OMG, you are all stunning! Cuteness to the max 😀 We just love brussel sprouts in our household, I’ve never tried them like this, but will for sure because I’m a fan of Balsamic as well. Have fun at Salsa!

  10. essentjewels February 7, 2013 at 11:10 am #

    Beautiful photo of you and all the dancers!

    And I love roasted Brussels Sprouts they are not bitter when you roast them.

  11. paranoiasnfm February 7, 2013 at 11:11 am #


  12. jackie.eat.world February 7, 2013 at 11:48 am #

    YUM! my fave 🙂

  13. The Weddington Adventures February 7, 2013 at 3:40 pm #

    Thanks for the recipe. Never really been a fan of brussels sprouts….until now.
    Yum! yum!;)

    Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

  14. KapsSocial February 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm #

    Looks delish! going to give this a try!



  15. jericho777 February 13, 2013 at 6:31 pm #

    Love cooking with balsamic vinegar. My Greek friends in Sicily got me hooked on it and being a Southerner who loves to grill all his food, balsamic vinegar compliments absolutely everything you can possibly grill especially vegetables and pork, but with caution of course…
    This is a great recipe, and man will it go well with my grilled squash, asparagus and peppers and would be perfect I think with a garlic rubbed pork….Oh! And by the way, Olive oil & peanut oil are the only way to go….
    Thanks for the recipe, it looks great and so do you lady’s, your all just precious…

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves February 13, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      Thank you so much for the compliment!
      Yes, you are right about olive and peanut oil. I am yet to try cooking with coconut oil.
      I love a bit of balsamic even on grilled fish. Love grilled peppers and asparagus; haven’t tasted grilled squash – it must be delightful.

  16. vatelechuza April 26, 2013 at 6:37 pm #

    Sounds delicious! I’ll make the recipe!! Your pics are delicious too 🙂

  17. Bob Lee May 16, 2013 at 12:57 pm #

    That looks yummy

  18. archecotech August 12, 2013 at 1:37 pm #

    Absolutely love Brussel sprouts, great recipe. Haven’t seen them here in Kazan. My mouth is watering just thinking about them. Thanks for the post.

    • The Kat and The Falling Leaves August 12, 2013 at 1:41 pm #

      Thank you for the comment. My mouth is watering just thinking about all delicious (and authentic) food you have in Казань.

      • archecotech August 12, 2013 at 2:24 pm #

        Oh yes, we do. Like tomorrow will be my mother-in laws birthday it will be a great celebration. Good food and all.

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