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Lemon Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Lemon Brussels Sprouts Recipe

The younger the sprouts, the more delicate the flavor is in this recipe. This is a great side dish and colorful when garnished with lemon curls and a little thinly sliced sweet onion.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 15 min. YIELD:2 servings


  • 1/2 pound fresh brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons chopped onion
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt


  • 1. Cut an “X” in the core of each brussels sprout. In a small microwave-safe bowl, combine the brussels sprouts, onion, water and oil. Cover and microwave on high for 5-7 minutes or until crisp-tender, stirring once. Add the remaining ingredients; toss to coat. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup equals 73 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 102 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 5 g fiber, 4 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.