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Sesame Peanut Brussels Sprouts

Sesame Peanut Brussels Sprouts! If you or your family need convincing that Brussels sprouts can be delicious, this recipe is the ticket to a clean plate! Savory peanut butter sauce with a dash of sweetness and a hint of spice glaze these sprouts for a side dish that will grace your table again and again. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Author: The Kitchen Prep


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts trimmed of outer leaves, stemmed & thinly sliced
  • 1 medium clove garlic minced or grated
  • 3 heaping tablespoons creamy peanut butter {or whatever nut butter you prefer}
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 3 teaspoons low sodium tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • Juice from half a lime
  • 1 dash cayenne pepper {start with ⅛ teaspoon or less & work your way up}
  • Sesame seeds


  • Heat the olive oil in a large, deep skillet or wok over high heat. Add sliced Brussels sprouts, give them a quick toss the in the oil, and then let them sit for a good minute to 2 minutes untouched so that they start to char in spots.
  • Stir and repeat until they're browned to your liking.
  • Reduce the heat slighlty. Add minced garlic and cook, stirring, for about a minute. {Careful not to scorch the garlic or it will become bitter.}
  • Meanwhile, in a small bowl, whisk together peanut butter, water, tamari {or soy sauce}, honey, lime juice and cayenne pepper until smooth.
  • Pour the sauce over the Brussels sprouts and toss to coat evenly. Cook for another minute or so.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.


Adapted from Clean Eating Magazine