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Harvest Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Harvest Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Cruciferous vegetables offer cancer-fighting health benefits but many of the cruciferous veggies we could name don’t exactly lend themselves to special occasions. This delicious recipe, though, is festive enough to appear on your Thanksgiving table.

Brussels sprouts have been a favorite peasant food for centuries. Here, they are lightly steamed and then quickly stir-fried with olive oil and a grating of nutmeg to produce a tender, nutty-tasting festive dish that will please family and guests, alike. Even if you think you hate brussels sprouts, give this recipe a try: Everyone we know who has made it reports rave reviews and many satisfied eaters. And it helps to know that you’re serving your family some great-tasting anti-cancer insurance, as well. Now that’s something to be thankful for!

4 cups brussels sprouts, tough outer leaves removed
2 tablespoons olive oil
2 tablespoons butter
Freshly grated nutmeg, to taste
Salt and freshly-ground black pepper
1/4 cup chopped hazelnuts or walnuts (optional)

1. Cut an “X” in the bottom of each sprout.

2. Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil. Add sprouts and return water to a boil. Boil sprouts for 7 to 10 minutes, until tender but still bright green. Drain.

3. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil and butter. Add sprouts and saute, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add freshly grated nutmeg, salt, and pepper to taste. Top with nuts, if desired. Serve hot.

Serves 6 to 8.

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By the Care2 Staff.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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1:28AM PST on Jan 31, 2013


12:54AM PST on Jan 31, 2013

Thank you :)

8:43AM PST on Nov 6, 2012

...haven't tried freshly grated nutmeg....yummm...thanks Annie!

2:21AM PDT on Nov 2, 2012

thanks for sharing

11:04PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

Thanks, I love them.

10:15PM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

I have never seen the sprouts on the stem before....never knew that's how they grew...interesting!

2:03AM PDT on Oct 27, 2012

Thanks for sharing.

10:53AM PDT on Oct 26, 2012

Thank you

3:22AM PDT on Oct 18, 2012

Thank you for sharing.

4:54PM PDT on Oct 17, 2012

sounds better than boiled

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