Brussels sprout pesto with spiralized sweet potato is a brilliant way of using up any left over sprouts. Quick to make, tasty, and low cost too. Make sure that nothing goes to waste this Christmas!
Folks, I’m a big fan of trying to make sure that nothing goes to waste in our kitchen.
So, when I recently thought about what recipes might be good for using up leftovers this Christmas I came up with this Brussels sprout pesto.
It’s absolutely perfect to make sure those sprouts don’t go in the bin.
Not only is it delicious but being vegetarian, low calorie and low carb too, when January comes around it’ll help to cleanse our bodies of all that Christmas over indulgence.
It took several attempts to perfect this brussels sprouts pesto recipe.
My other half sampled this for dinner one evening recently where I’d used 4 cloves of garlic.
Let’s just say that it wasn’t likely any vampires were going to come near us for a few days.
Yes, it definitely just needs 2 cloves of garlic!
Why You’ll Love This Brussels Sprout Pesto!
- It’s easy to make.
- And versatile (use it with spiralized noodles or pasta).
- A great vegetarian and gluten free option.
- Low cost so saves pennies, especially in January!
- Lower calorie.
- Low carb.
- An excellent source of vitamin A and vitamin C too.
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Brussels Sprout Pesto with Spiralized Sweet Potato Recipe
This brussels sprout pesto recipe gave me another great excuse to use my spiralizer for the sweet potato part.
But you can use pasta too, that goes just fine with the Brussels sprout pesto.
I wanted to make this recipe as low carb and low calorie as possible. That’s why I made it with a spiralized sweet potato.
I’d love to hear what you think of my recipe in the comments below and please do rate my recipe 5* if you like it! 🙂
Brussels Sprout Pesto with Spiralized Sweet Potato
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For the baked spiralized sweet potatoes: -
- 500 g spiralized sweet potato
- 3 tbsp olive oil
For the spinach pesto: -
- 190 g Brussels Sprouts halved
- 2 cloves garlic peeled
- 4 tbsp olive oil
- 30 g pine nuts
- 2 tbsp lemon juice
- Freshly ground salt and pepper
- 3 tsp Freshly grated Parmesan plus more for garnish
- Preheat oven to 200C fan.
- Place the spiralized sweet potato in a large bowl, add the olive oil and mix everything together ensuring all of the potato is coated.
- Place onto a lightly greased baking tray and bake for 10 – 15 minutes until crispy, but not burnt!
- Whilst the potatoes are baking, make the spinach pesto.
- Put the Brussels sprouts into a saucepan, pour boiling water from a kettle over them, add a little salt and bring the water back to the boil. Allow to cook for about 5 minutes or until just tender.
- Empty the sprouts into a colander and immediately rinse with cold water.
- Put the cooled Brussels sprouts, garlic and olive oil into a food processor.
- Pulse all together until pureed then add the pine nuts and the lemon juice and pulse again until completely pureed and then season to taste.
- Transfer to a bowl stir in the Parmesan cheese.
- When the potatoes are cooked, divide equally between plates and top with 2 tbsp. of the Brussels Sprout Pesto.
- Garnish with some freshly grated Parmesan cheese and serve!