Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Thyme Dipping Sauce

Whether or not you enjoy Brussels sprouts, this flavourful recipe makes the perfect dinner party side dish.

Dietary Interests: Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-Free, High Fibre, Low Cholesterol, Low Sodium

Makes: 120 ml (½ cup)

Total Time: 25 Minutes

Difficulty: Intermediate


  • 60 ml (¼ cup) lemon juice
  • 45 ml (3 Tablespoons) maple syrup
  • 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons fresh thyme leaves
  • 32 Brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved
  • 2 Tablespoons safflower oil


  1. Heat the oven to 230°C (450°F).
  2. Toss the Brussels sprouts with safflower oil and season with salt and pepper. Place on a large, rimmed baking sheet. Add 1 tablespoon water to the pan and arrange Brussels sprouts cut side down. Cover tightly with foil and roast for 10 minutes. Remove foil and roast another 10 minutes, or until Brussels sprouts are heavily browned.
  3. Place lemon juice, maple syrup, olive oil, and thyme into the Vitamix container in the order listed and secure lid.
    Select Variable 1.
  4. Turn machine on and slowly increase speed to Variable 6.
  5. Blend for 10 seconds.
  6. Pour dipping sauce into a bowl and serve with the warm Brussels sprouts.

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