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Recipe: Brussels sprouts made nice

Didn't think you liked Brussels sprouts? Hold back your judgement until you've tried this recipe!

Brussels sprouts are such an amazing source of nutrients packed with vitamin A, vitamin C, folate and so much goodness, if you've not liked them so far it's definitely worth giving them another try.

This recipe is a great side to a meaty dinner, or perfect on its own, with a serve of cauliflower rice.

Recipe: Brussels sprouts made nice
Recipe type: Sides
  • 100g (3.5 oz) Brussels sprouts
  • Splash olive oil
  • 8 rashers bacon, diced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled & diced
  • Knob of butter (or use extra olive oil, if you don't do dairy)
  • Sea salt & black pepper to taste
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped coriander (cilantro)
  • 1 tablespoon of hazelnuts, chopped
  1. Peel the exterior leaves off the sprouts & remove the tough ends. Cut the sprouts in half & finely slice them.
  2. Heat the oil in a pan and fry the bacon for a few minutes. Add the carrots and cook for a further 5 minutes, making sure you keep stiring to prevent it from sticking.
  3. Add the butter (or extra olive oil) to the pan along with the sprouts, and stir for another five minutes. You need to keep heating until the sprouts have started to soften, but still have some crunch in their texture.
  4. Season and serve, garnishing with the coriander (cilantro) and hazelnuts.

Brussels sprouts made nice paleo recipe bacon primal-min

I'd love to hear how you cook Brussels Sprouts to make them taste amazing! Please share you secrets in the comments below!

paleo recipe Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw-min

Recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw

Brussels sprouts are one of the most humble, least glamorous vegetables around. They’re often overlooked in favour of other members of the brassica family; but personally, they’re one of my favourites. Rather than just steaming them, I thought it would be great to roast them in a little oil and turn them into a kind of ‘slaw’. I paired them with the natural sweetness of shallots and the rich, smoky umami of sesame. The result is a wonderful side dish which is simple to make and full of flavour; it works great alongside some griddled chicken thighs or steamed fish.

Serves 2

Slaw Ingredients:

  • 16 medium sized Brussels sprouts
  • 2 medium sized shallots
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and finely chopped
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Slaw How To:

1)    Preheat the oven to 180C / 350F / Gas Mark 4. Trim the ends off the Brussels sprouts, then chop very finely to make a ‘slaw’ like texture. Do the same with the shallots, and combine them with the garlic in a roasting dish. Toss in the olive oil, and season to taste with salt and pepper.

2)    Transfer the roasting dish to the oven and cook for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir well, then return to the oven for a further 10 minutes.

3)    Finish by tossing in the sesame oil and seeds.

paleo recipe Roasted Brussels Sprout, Shallot and Sesame Slaw-min