Tangy Brussels Sprouts


Tangy Brussels Sprouts

I love coming up with creative ways to make Brussels sprouts for my family. This recipe calls for a little bit of lemon juice and cumin seeds to give these yummy greens a tangy taste -- perfect for when you want a healthy side with a little kick!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Servings: 6


  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin seeds
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Salt & pepper


  1. Boil pot of water.
  2. Wash sprouts under cool water and discard any yellow leaves.
  3. Drop sprouts into pot of boiling water, making sure they're covered completely.
  4. Boil sprouts for 2-3 minutes, and prep bowl of ice water while you wait.
  5. Remove sprouts from pot with slotted spoon and drop into bowl of ice water to halt cooking process.
  6. After few minutes in ice water, remove sprouts using slotted spoon again and set aside.
  7. Heat oil in saucepan and let heat for 1 minute.
  8. Add cumin and let crackle.
  9. Add sprouts and cover.
  10. Simmer for 5 minutes, shaking pan on occasion.  
  11. Turn off heat and season sprouts with lemon juice, salt, and pepper.  
  12. Serve immediately.

Bon appétit!