Oven Roasted Cacao Brussels Sprouts - 2 Guiding Stars
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This dish is for people who appreciate a complex, savory flavor palate. Green tea and cacao are balanced with onions and anise to play off the subtle flavors of the Brussels sprouts themselves.


  • 12 Brussels sprouts
  • 6 Cipollini onions
  • 1 cup green tea, brewed
  • 1 tsp. balsamic vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp. chili powder
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, ground
  • 1 tsp. anise seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. raw cacao
  • ⅛ tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh rosemary, finely chopped
  • ¼ tsp. freshly ground pepper


  1. Preheat oven to 350 ºF.
  2. Rinse Brussels sprouts and soak in a large bowl of water (10 minutes).
  3. Drain water, add onions, green tea, balsamic vinegar and olive oil to the bowl.  Gently toss to combine.  Add remaining ingredients; continue to toss until sprouts are full coated.
  4. Transfer mixture to the prepared baking dish.
  5. Bake until tender (25-30 minutes).
  6. Remove from oven; serve warm.
Nutritional analysis per serving: Calories 550; Total Fat 48g (62% Daily Value); Saturated Fat 7g (35% DV); Trans Fat 0g; Cholesterol 0mg (0% DV); Sodium 50mg (2% DV); Total Carbohydrate 29g (11% DV); Dietary Fiber 10g (36% DV); Total Sugars 9g; Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% DV); Protein 9g; Vitamin D 0% DV; Calcium 10% DV; Iron 20% DV; Potassium 20% DV; Vitamin K 180% DV; Vitamin C 120% DV; Manganese 100% DV.
Recipe by Guiding Stars at https://guidingstars.com/recipes/oven-roasted-cacao-brussels-sprouts/
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