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Spicy Brussels Sprouts

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Ingredients

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1 lb Brussels sprouts
2 cloves garlic – thinly sliced
1/2 tsp cayenne pepper
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes – crushed
2 green onions – chopped
2 tbsp Dijon mustard
1 tbsp lemon juice
salt and ground black pepper to taste

Nutritional information

64
calories
13.4 g
carbohydrates
4.1 g
protein
0.4 g
fat
218 mg
sodium
0 mg
cholesterol

Spicy Brussels Sprouts

Features:
  • Vegan
Cuisine:
    • 35 mins
    • Serves 4
    • Easy

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    It’s time to fix Brussels sprouts bad reputation. For a long time now, Brussels sprouts have been portrayed as a hard to eat vegetable in popular media. That is just an ugly stereotype that cannot be allowed to stand. Brussels sprouts are essentially little micro cabbages and are actually quite popular in European cuisine. Like all vegetables, they taste as well as you cook them; so, with this recipe, you can learn how great Brussels sprouts actually are.

    Health Benefits

    Brussels sprouts are a kind of cabbage. They are sprouts that grow on long stalks and are harvested multiple times throughout the year. They have a plethora of essential vitamins and minerals, including vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin B6, and vitamin K. They also contain manganese, fiber, potassium, copper, flavonoids, and polyphenolic compounds. Thanks to all these nutrients, Brussels sprouts have the ability to improve digestion, balance hormone levels, lower cholesterol, and protect the heart.

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    How to make Spicy Brussels Sprouts

    • Place a steamer insert into a saucepan.
      • Fill the pan with water – just below the bottom of the steamer.
    • Cover and bring the water to a boil at a high temperature.
    • Add the Brussels sprout.
      • Season with cayenne pepper, red pepper flakes, and garlic.
    • Recover and steam to your desired degree of tenderness.
    • Move the Brussels sprouts from the steamer to a bowl.
    • Add the lemon juice, green onions, and mustard.
    • Season to taste with salt and pepper.
      • Toss until evenly coated.
    • Serve and enjoy!

    Trivia

    Brussels sprouts may be named after Brussels, but they originated in the Mediterranean.

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