Lemon-Macadamia Brussels Sprouts Recipe

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Even kids enjoy brussels sprouts when they're prepared like this! The subtle lemon flavor and crunchy macadamia nuts give the side dish plenty of appeal. —Marcia Doyle, Pompano, Florida
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:4 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup butter, cubed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh tarragon
  • 1 teaspoon minced fresh basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 280 calories, 25g fat (9g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 280mg sodium, 14g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 5g fiber), 5g protein.


  1. Place Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket; place in a large saucepan over 1 in. of water. Bring to a boil; cover and steam for 7 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in large skillet, heat butter and oil over medium heat until butter is melted. Add garlic; cook for 1 minute. Stir in the vinegar, tarragon, basil, salt and pepper. Add Brussels sprouts; stir to coat. Transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with nuts and drizzle with lemon juice. Yield: 4 servings.
Originally published as Lemon-Macadamia Brussels Sprouts in Taste of Home's Holiday & Celebrations Cookbook Annual 2012, p53

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