This is the easiest, most delicious way (I think!) to enjoy Brussel sprouts, a vegetable I once refused to eat as a youngster. No one wants to eat soggy-boiled-until-no-life-is left-in-them vegetables but everyone wants to eat delicious, fun and vibrant vegetables, even adults!
I use about 4-5 Brussel sprouts per person so you can simply increase the quantities below according to the numbers you are feeding. However, you shouldn’t need to use more than one tablespoon of oil for four to five people.
Hope Nutrition Brussel Sprouts - serves 1
4-5 Brussel Sprouts – washed and sliced in half
1 tsp coconut oil or olive oil (I love the taste of coconut oil here)
Coarse iodised sea salt
Freshly ground black pepper
Dash smoked paprika
Dash chilli flakes (optional)
Splash of water if needed
Heat the oil in a deep pan over medium-high heat. Add the Brussel sprouts, salt, pepper, smoked paprika and chilli flakes if using. Stir-fry for a few minutes (add a dash of water if need be) until bright green and just cooked.
You can add a few sesame seeds or sliced almonds to the pan at the end of cooking if you want some extra crunch
Serve with eggs, hummus and avocado as a light lunch (option: add 1-2 slices of wholegrain toast if you’re hungry!) or grilled meat and roasted kumara for an easy yet satisfying dinner.