Harissa Roasted Veggies with Whipped Coconut Cream


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees F.
  2. Make your own harissa spice paste.
  3. Combine harissa, olive oil and garlic in a large bowl.
  4. Add carrots and brussels sprouts and toss until evenly coated.
  5. Spread veggies in large casserole dish and cook for 35-45 minutes until brussels sprouts are crisped on the edges and carrots are soft, but not limp.

For Coconut Cream

  1. While veggies are roasting, whip coconut cream in a stand mixer (or using a hand mixer) on high for 15 minutes or until cream becomes thick and aerated.
  2. With a spatula, fold in honey and cloves. Drizzle over roasted veggies. Enjoy!


Health Benefits

Harissa spice paste is mainly composed of a blend of different chili peppers. Chili peppers contain capsaicin which not only gives them their heat but also has anti-inflammatory effects and can also help to boost the metabolism. Carrots have an abundance of vitamin A that promotes healthy skin an eyes, as well as carotenoids that make for a healthy heart. Brussels Sprouts contain antioxidants as well as folate and vitamin C. Both garlic and coconut are antimicrobial in nature and with thus fortify your immune system and fight-off the bad guys.

Knowing how nutrient-dense a side dish like this is makes it taste even that much better! Maybe it's just me?

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