Updated: November 16th, 2022

Enjoy our recipe for Dressed Carrots & Brussel Sprouts in the Holiday Sides Recipe Handout.

Serves: 4

Equipment Needed: Cutting board, knife, baking sheet, whisk, peeler, parchment paper, small bowl, small pan, microplane or grater

Estimated Cost: $6.50

Cost per Serving: $1.60


  • 2 cups carrots, peeled and sliced into 1/2in pieces
  • 2 cups brussels sprouts, halved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp lemon zest
  • 2 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • 1/2 tsp dried rosemary
  • 1/2 tsp dried thyme
  • 2 tbsp pecans or another nut, chopped, optional

Method of Preparation:

  1. Pre-heat oven to 400°F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Place carrots and brussels sprouts on baking sheet.
  4. Drizzle 1 tbsp olive oil and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Toss well to coat. Spread vegetables evenly on the pan.
  5. Roast until veggies are tender, about 20 minutes.
  6. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together 1 tbsp olive oil, apple cider vinegar, lemon zest, honey, rosemary, and thyme. Taste and adjust with a dash of salt or pepper. Set aside.
  7. Remove pan from oven and transfer to serving bowl.
  8. Pour apple cider vinegar mixture over veggies and stir to coat well.
  9. Optional – Heat nuts in a small dry pan over medium to low heat. Toast nuts, shaking the pan often, to ensure nuts do not burn. Once fragrant, remove from heat. Top dish with nuts.
  10. Enjoy!

Health Benefits:

Carrots – rich source of Vitamin A which has been linked to eye health. It has been shown that this vitamin helps to reduce the risk of night blindedness.

Rosemary – this spice has been shown to boost cognitive function and performance. Rosemary may also help improve memory and sharpen understanding.