Brussels sprouts. If the mere thought takes you right back to unhappy childhood hours spent hovering over your uneaten plate, it’s time for a reset! Roasting brussels sprouts on the stove top or in your oven brings a very different flavour. Adding favourites like halloumi cheese and bacon make them all the more palatable! If you’re not already convinced, we’ve got the perfect recipe to change your mind. Our halloumi, honey and garlic brussels sprouts recipe is packed with flavour. Take nutty brussels sprouts, and roast on the stove top in a delicious honey sauce. Add crushed garlic, salty bacon and luscious Olympus halloumi. Great as a delicious side dish with lamb or beef, or simply enjoy on its own. Trust us, put your big girl (or boy) pants on and try it!
Apart from the flavour, there’s every reason to enjoy these guys. Brussels sprouts are one of the healthiest vegetables for you! Low in calories and high in iron, manganese, phosphorous, Vitamin A and the entire suite of B Vitamins! Only 8 brussels sprouts can double your daily requirements for Vitamin K, and provide 125% of your Vitamin C needs. You may not realise, but halloumi can also be quite nutritious. Packed with protein, calcium and other essential vitamins and it’s one of those foods which also helps you feel fuller for longer.
So go ahead and revisit brussels sprouts. Easy, tasty and certainly moreish. The saltiness of the halloumi and bacon are the perfect compliment to the honey-roasted sprouts.
Halloumi, Bacon & Honey Brussels Sprouts
- 200 grams brussels sprouts
- 250 grams Olympus Halloumi, cubed
- 1 clove garlic, crushed
- 2 Tb olive oil
- 1 Tb honey
- 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
- 2-3 slices bacon, chopped just omit if vego
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- Combine oil, honey, balsamic vingegar, garlic and salt and pepper in a small bowl. Add brussels sprouts to mixture and coat well.
- Heat a frying pan on medium heat.
- Add brussels sprouts to pan, cooking cut side down first until nicely browned. Turn and cook on other side.
- In a separate pan, or to the side of your pan, add chopped bacon and cook until crisp. If using a separate pan, combine with sprouts when crisp.
- In the final 5 minutes, add chopped halloumi to a pan on medium heat. Make sure to separate so the pieces crisp evenly. (Check out our recipe notes for tips on how to fry halloumi well).
- Once halloumi is crisp and golden, combine with brussels mixture before serving immediately.