Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Sun-dried Tomatoes = Bacon?

I've been wanting to make Brussel Sprouts for a really long time. I just think they're so cute!

The few recipes I found online called for either roasting them (which I don't like to do because it wastes too much gas) or had meat (bacon) in them. I decided instead to just saute them in a pan with a little bit of olive oil and salt and pepper. I also added some sun-dried tomatoes for extra color, nutrition, and flavor.


about a pound of brussel sprouts
1/4 cup of sun-dried tomatoes
1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
salt and pepper to taste


Remove outer leaves of brussel sprouts if they are brown are almost coming off anyway.

Rinse sprouts.

Trim the ends of the brussel sprouts if they're really brown. I don't know if it's really necessary to do that, but I did it!

Cut up sun-dried tomatoes.

Saute the brussel sprouts on medium heat with the olive oil. Add the salt and pepper to taste and then add the sun-dried tomatoes. This whole process shouldn't take more than five minutes.

And voila!

You have a tasty and healthy side dish! I highly recommend this recipe. The sun-dried tomatoes did a great job substituting for the salty bacon and adds an extra texture into the mix.

Yum, yum, yum!

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