Brussels Sprouts with Superfood Balsamic Glaze

There is something about Brussels sprouts and balsamic that work so well together. You can use this as a side dish or make...
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Brussels sprouts recipe

Photo courtesy of Olivia Martin and Andrew Malone.

There is something about Brussels sprouts and balsamic that work so well together. You can use this as a side dish or make a meal out of it!

Ingredients

  • 1/4 Cup uncooked quinoa
  • 1/2 Tablespoon flaxseed
  • 5 Brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 Cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 packet of ALOHA Daily Good Chocolate
  • 1/8 Teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 Tablespoon oil
  • Salt, to taste (optional)

Directions

To cook your quinoa, bring 1/2 cup of water to a boil in a medium sauce. Add the uncooked quinoa and cook for 20 minutes, or until the water has boiled off. Add in the flaxseed and set aside.

Heat a skillet on medium. Slice your Brussels in half, lengthwise. Add the oil to the pan and then the Brussels. Sauté for ten minutes or until the edges are crisp. Season with salt if desired.

In a small to medium saucepan, simmer the vinegar on low for 15 to 20 minutes or until it reduces to a glaze. Add the Daily Good and pepper.

Fill a serving bowl with the quinoa, add the Brussels sprouts, and top with your superfood balsamic glaze. Enjoy!

Brussels Sprouts Shopping Tip

Look for vegetables that are firm and bright in color – avoid those that are wilted or have wrinkled skins, which are signs of age and damage.

Brussels Sprouts Cooking Tip

Different vegetables have different cooking times – cook different types separately and then combine.