Menu

Brussels Sprouts with Za’atar and Nigella

  • Details
  • Related Items

brussels_sprouts_zaatarBrussels sprouts are a leftover food trauma from childhood that I’ve finally overcome. The limp, stinky-sulfur blobs (sorry, Mom) have been replaced with a crisp, roasted vegetable that is full of flavor and befitting a fall feast. Best of all, these are easy to make and a perfect vehicle for one of my favorite spice blends, Israeli Za’atar. The combination of herbs, sesame and sumac make this spice blend good enough to eat straight out of the jar, but it is even better on the brussels sprouts. A sprinkle of nigella seeds tops the dish off with an exotic garnish and a hint of nutty onion flavor.

Brussels Sprouts with Nigella and Za’atar

Brussels Sprouts with Nigella and Za’atar

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon Israeli Za'atar
  • ½ teaspoon nigella seeds
  • freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Trim the stems on the brussels sprouts, remove the outer leaves and cut in half.
  3. In a large bowl, combine the brussels sprouts with 1 tablespoon of olive oil and kosher salt, and toss to coat.
  4. Transfer the brussels sprouts to a lightly oiled sheet pan and roast, stirring occasionally, until they are golden brown, about 20 minutes.
  5. Return the brussels sprouts to the bowl and add the balsamic vinegar and remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil, tossing again to coat. Sprinkle on the Israeli Za'atar and season to taste with freshly ground black pepper.
  6. Transfer the roasted brussels sprouts to a serving dish and garnish with nigella seeds.
  7. Makes 4 side servings.
https://www.silkroaddiary.com/brussels-sprouts-nigella-zaatar/

Tagged with:

 Leave a Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Israeli Zahtar Flatbread

After a long day of working, I just want something quick and easy for dinner, but it still has to be delicious… And if it’s at least somewhat healthy-ish, all the better! I don’t know …

Classic Hummus

Hummus is one of those things best made fresh from scratch, and neither grocery store nor restaurant versions can compare. Served with crunchy veggies, olives, feta and warmed pita bread, hummus is always a crowd …

Spice Lore

Historically speaking, spices have played a large part in the colonization of the world. Most of us remember from the fourth-grade pageant that Christopher Columbus sailed the ocean blue at the behest of Isabella and …

World Spice at Home

World Spice at Home

Who says you have to make curry with curry? Not us! When my friend and mentor Julie Kramis Hearne approached me to co-author World Spice at Home, I was thrilled to accept. Julie’s book vision …

Nigella Wheat – Free Thins

These delightful grain-free crackers are sure to become a favored new addition to your baking repertoire. Slightly sweet from the almond flour, yet savory enough to use with a dip, these wheat-free, grain-free crackers are …