Brussels Sprouts with Basil

Brussels Sprouts with Basil

  • Prep: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 8 min
  • Total: 18 min
  • Serving: 6 Servings

Brussels Sprouts are sautéed with fresh basil for this flavorful and aromatic vegetarian side dish recipe. Top the dish with coarsely chopped toasted almonds for a hint of nuttiness and some added crunchy texture.


  • 1-1/2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3/4 cup onions, finely chopped (1-1/2 medium)
  • 1 small red bell pepper, finely chopped
  • 3/4 cup vegetable or chicken broth
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen cooked Brussels sprouts or 2-1/2 cups fresh cooked
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon lemon peel, grated
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1/4 cup toasted almonds, coarsely chopped


  1. Place the oil into a large sauté pan over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the onions, bell pepper, and the broth, and cook the mixture for 4 minutes, stirring frequently.
  2. Add the Brussels sprouts, basil, lemon juice and peel to the pan, along with a few pinches of salt and pepper to taste. Toss the mixture well to combine and cook for 4 additional minutes. Serve warm.


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