Purple Brussels sprouts are unique. You can’t find these babies in the store! These were grown right here in my garden, and when roasted with a little olive oil, salt, and pepper, they couldn’t be better. We added a little gremolata for a zesty kick.
ROASTED PURPLE BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH GREMOLATA
PREP TIME: 20 MINUTES
COOK TIME: 30 MINUTES
MAKES: 6 SERVINGS
6 cups Brussels sprouts, halved (about 1½ lbs)
1½ T olive oil, divided
½ t salt
2 cups parsley, minced
2 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
1 lemon, zested
¼ t pepper
1. Preheat oven to 375°F. In a medium bowl, toss the Brussels sprouts with 1 T of olive oil and salt. Transfer to a 9”x13” baking dish and roast for 30 minutes, or until tender.
2. In a small bowl, combine parsley, garlic, lemon zest, pepper, and remaining olive oil. Stir to combine. Serve gremolata over roasted Brussels sprouts.
Gather ingredients. Preheat oven to 375°F.
Add 6 cups of halved Brussels sprouts to a medium bowl. Add 1 T of olive oil.
Add ½ t of salt.
Toss to combine.
Transfer to a 9”x13” baking dish and roast for 30 minutes, or until tender.
Gather 2 cups of parsley and mince.
Add 2 peeled and minced garlic cloves and the zest of 1 lemon to the bowl of parsley.
Add ¼ t pepper.
Then add remaining ½ T of olive oil. Stir to combine.
Serve gremolata over roasted Brussels sprouts.
Is this Purple Passion looking Brussels Sprout an Heirloom variety? You’re right MaryJane, as I have never seen those purple sprouts offered in any grocery store (or farmer’s market) anywhere. Do they taste different? I love purple tomatoes along with just about ever other color tomato for sale. But I prefer Heirloom varieties (even with blemishes/cracks & all); I find they taste so much better than Hybrids.
Are you going to offer seeds for sale on this rare, purple Brussels Sprout? How long from planting/seedling of your Brussels to harvest time? I’ll double check all of my seed catalogs but I don’t believe I’ve seen them offered there either? So…where did you find those little beauties?
Actually, I’ve been wanting to ask you if you sell any flower/fruits/vegetable seeds? I just finished reading the two books you suggested & really enjoyed them both. I read your Outpost book 1st & was a little sad when it ended. Tis true, whenever I really like a book I’m reading, I get a little sad when I turn the last page:-(
There is so much helpful & extraordinary information that you share (including links & such) in both books you recommended, but I did not notice if you had set-up shop to sell seeds….yet?
It’s an heirloom variety called BS115 Rubine, 85 days. You can find them here: http://www.territorialseed.com. I like growing purple varieties in the brassica family because I get so many aphids in the green versions, like with green cabbage. I only grow purple cabbage at this point. Aphids hate the purple for some reason. So I was pleased to find purple brussel sprouts. They grew very well and were productive as all get-out!
Wow, what a beautiful variety of Brussels sprouts . I am used to the traditional green ones but never knew these existed. I wonder if they would do well in Florida soils? The use of gremolata is an interesting twist and such a nice , healthy addition.
I found these today on sale at my local grocer – can’t wait to roast them.
I just found these at Trader Joe’s the other day. 🙂 I bought them just to see what the difference would be and am roasting them as we speak in the oven. Can you make the gremolata with dried parsley? I don’t know anything about that type of topping/spread/sauce and just wondered if it would be comparable at all.