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Lemon Brussels Sprouts

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.
  • Makes
    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 zest
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • Dash salt


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

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