Yesterday for the 4th of July I wanted to try a healthy summer dinner option for the family rather than the classic hot dogs or hamburgers. So I recreated a scrupulous dish I had earlier this summer at a lovely little restaurant called Lokal Sea Bar. This trendy bar is located near the shoreline of John’s Island, South Carolina a convenient drive from Kiawah Island Resort where we stayed for the week. Roasted brussels sprout ceaser salad is a flavorful dish and it is such a fun way to eat brussels sprouts! I can’t believe I’m saying that brussels sprouts are fun to eat because as a child I loathed them something awful! I remember sitting at the dinner table for hours with my parents until I finished every single one on my plate! Isn’t funny how tastebuds change?
- 1 package of Kroger Fresh Selection brussels sprouts (1 Lbs 8 oz) halved and ends trimmed
- 1 – 14 oz can of Reese artichoke hearts drained and each cut into quarters
- 1 red or orange pepper sliced into strips
- Mazzetta Pitted Greek Kalamata Olives, 24 Kalamata olives or 8 per bowl
- Kroger Homestyle Caesar Croutons
- Marzetti Supreme Caesar Dressing
- Olive Oil
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss the halved brussels sprouts with aprox. 3 Tbsp of olive oil in a large bowl. Place the brussels sprouts evenly on a cookie sheet and cook in the oven (on lowest rack) for 20 minutes, shaking pan every 5 to 7 minutes for even cooking. In a separate bowl toss the peppers with aprox. 1 Tbsp of olive oil and add to the cookie sheet of brussels sprouts (if there is space) and broil at 400 for about 3-4 minutes or until both are roasted and tender.
After broiling is complete, evenly separate into 3 serving bowls to prepare the salad.
Preparation of salads:
Add artichoke hearts, roasted peppers, kalamata olives, and croutons. Toss with desired amount of ceasar salad dressing (I used about 1 1/2 Tbsp) and serve. This dish can be served chilled also, just be sure to add croutons when ready to serve. Garnish with shredded Parmesan cheese as desired and/or add grilled chicken for a complete meal.