Sautéed Brussels Sprouts with Lemon

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Healthy in a Hurry

By Karen Ansel and Charity Ferreira

Published 2012

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One way to bring out the best in Brussels sprouts is to cook them simply, with nothing more than a little good olive oil, lemon, and sea salt. Use the largest frying pan you have so the Brussels sprouts have room, to encourage even browning and crisp edges.


  • Brussels sprouts, 1 lb (500 g)
  • olive oil, 2 Tbsp


  1. Trim stem ends off Brussels sprouts and cut lengthwise into thin slices about ¼ inch (6 mm) thick.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large frying pan over medium-high heat. When oil is hot, add sprouts, lemon zest, salt, and a few grindings of pepper. Cook, stirring often and keeping heat high but adjusting as needed to prevent scorching, until leaves are lightly browned around