Shout out to Brussels sprouts! These leafy little cabbages are high in fiber, vitamins, and minerals. For #ToastTuesday, we’re putting a dish together that celebrates the sprout. First, our #probiotic Farmer Cheese is whipped with a kiss of maple syrup to accentuate its sweet and tangy flavor. Next, we lightly season a batch of Brussels sprouts and drop them in an air fryer to give them a nice, crispy coat. We spread the cheese on a toasted baguette and top with the sprouts. Perfection! 🥬 Leaf through our bio for the full #recipe!
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- 14oz bag of Brussels Sprouts
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Salt/pepper to taste
- 3 tbsp honey
- 2 tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 2 tbsp red chili flakes
- 1/2 cup Farmer Cheese
- Blue Cheese
- Trim, halve, and wash the Brussels sprouts. In a large bowl, toss them with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Place brussels sprouts in the air fryer and cook at 400 degrees F for 12 minutes
- In the meantime, add the honey and balsamic vinegar to a small saucepan over medium high heat. Bring to a rapid simmer for 203 minutes, whisking frequently. Remove from heat and add red chili flakes.
- Slice and prepare Baguette's with a drizzle of olive oil and toast in an oven at 350 degrees until slightly browned and toasted.
- When the Brussels sprouts are done cooking, toss them in a bowl with the prepared glaze.
- Whip the Farmer Cheese with maple syrup and top sliced baguette. Add the brussels sprouts and top with blue cheese.