Brussels Sprouts with Almonds and Manchego
This is my favorite veggie dish to make for any special occasion. It is quick and easy to prepare. The almonds and cheese add just the right light, complimentary flavors to the Brussels!
- Serves: 8 persons
- 2pounds Brussels sprouts, cut in half
- 3tablespoons olive oil
- salt and ground black pepper to taste
- ⅓cup sliced almonds
- 2ounces Manchego cheese, shredded
- 3tablespoons lemon juice
- 1lemon, zested
Step 1Preheat the oven to 450 degrees F (230 degrees C).
Step 2Toss Brussels sprouts in olive oil. Arrange on a baking sheet, cut-side down. Season with salt and pepper.
Step 3Bake in the preheated oven until Brussels begin to get tender, about 10 minutes. Remove from the oven; sprinkle with sliced almonds. Return to the oven and continue cooking until sprouts begin to crisp and brown on the edges and almonds are toasted, 15 to 20 minutes more.
Step 4Remove from the oven and transfer to a medium serving bowl. Add Manchego cheese, lemon juice and lemon zest; mix until sprouts are well coated. Season with salt and pepper.