Roasted Brussels + Roma Pesto

Easy // 10 min prep, 25 - 35 min oven // Serves 4 to 6

A 2-in-1 Recipe! Satisfying HOT roasted Brussels are tamed by the sweetness of carrots, apples & white onions.  Served w/ a Roma Tomato Pesto.


Oven proof baking dish
Extra HOT oven preheated to 550

Harvest Ingredients
1 pound Brussels sprouts, cut in half
1 pound carrots, roll cut or 1” dice
1 Fuji apple, diced
1 - 2 limes, 1 - 2 avocados, fine dice
6 roma tomatoes, cut in half
2 limes
1 apple
1 bunch arugula

Other Ingredients
1 head garlic cloves, ¼ cup evoo
½ teaspoon each sea salt & black pepper
¼ cup sweet marsala, orange juice or broth
1 sprig rosemary, optional
1 onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, ½ cup water
½ teaspoon each sea salt & black pepper
¼ cup evoo, ¼ cup vinegar or citrus juice

Step 1: Get the Brussels sprout, carrots, onions, apple & whole garlic cloves into the oven right away.  Add in salt & pepper, evoo, lime juice, marsala (or oj), rosemary if using and put into the top 2/3 of the hot oven uncovered.  Set a timer for 25 mins while you prep the pesto.  When the timer goes off, stir and taste, add another 10 mins or so if you like your veggies more tender. 


Step 2: Spray a pizza or sheet pan w/ oil and load up the onion slices.  Add the limes & tomatoes, cut side down & spray w/ a little more oil on top.  Put into the oven, the lower shelf is fine, & set a timer for 15 mins.  Juice the limes into the blender.  Add the roasted pesto ingredients, garlic, salt, pepper, water, evoo.  Add half the vinegar (or citrus juice) & half the arugula.  Taste.  Add more if you enjoy more tang and bitter bite.

Step 3: While the Brussels finish cooking dice the avocados & embellish w/ any flavors you like.  I added some smoked paprika, pepitas & black sesame seeds.  When the Brussels & carrots are crisp tender remove from the oven.  Serve topped w/ the pesto & the avocado garnish.  The three components are so tasty together. 

Naturally sweet & savory ingredients are well matched with each other on the same plate.  If an ingredient is something you don’t like just yet due to its natural bitterness, add less at the beginning and pair it w/ sweeter ingredients like we did here.  Tell us about your Hungry Harvest creations on social media.