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5-Minute "Quick Steamed" Brussels Sprouts
Cooking whole Brussels Sprouts can take a long time and produce a strong smell. I discovered that thinly slicing and steaming them helps to make them sweeter with no odor—and they are done cooking in 5 minutes! Toss with the easy-to-prepare Mediterranean Dressing to enhance their flavor. Red onions add a sweet flavor to this recipe.
5-Minute Prep and Cook Time: 5 minutes

  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 1/2 red onion, sliced
  • Mediterranean Dressing

  • 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 medium cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste

  • Optional: 1 TBS dijon mustard, 1 TBS minced parsley


  1. Fill the bottom of the steamer with 2 inches of water.
  2. Cut Brussels Sprouts in half and slice as thin as possible or pulse to chop in food processor. Let them sit for 5-10 minutes before steaming.
  3. Chop or press garlic and slice onion and let sit for at least 5 minutes.
  4. Place onions on the bottom of the steamer basket with Brussels sprouts on top of onions. Cover with a tight-fitting lid. Steam for 5 minutes.
  5. Transfer to a bowl. For more flavor, toss Brussels Sprouts with the remaining ingredients while they are still hot. (Mediterranean Dressing does not need to be made separately.) Research shows that fat soluble vitamins and carotenoids found in foods, such as Brussels Sprouts, may be better absorbed when consumed with fat-containing foods like extra virgin olive oil. Dressing helps tenderize Brussels Sprouts. 5-10 minutes after they are dressed you will find they will have become more tender.
Serves 2

Nutritional Profile

5-Minute Brussels Sprouts
1.00 serving
(249.70 grams)
Calories: 173


 vitamin K774%

 vitamin C261%



 vitamin B632%


 vitamin B128%



 vitamin A22%




 vitamin B217%


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5-Minute Brussels Sprouts
1.00 serving
249.70 grams
Calories: 173

Nutrient Amount DRI/DV
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
vitamin K 696.28 mcg 774 80.6 excellent
vitamin C 196.12 mg 261 27.3 excellent
manganese 0.81 mg 35 3.7 very good
folate 139.33 mcg 35 3.6 very good
vitamin B6 0.54 mg 32 3.3 good
fiber 8.79 g 31 3.3 good
vitamin B1 0.33 mg 28 2.9 good
phosphorus 178.46 mg 25 2.7 good
molybdenum 11.34 mcg 25 2.6 good
vitamin A 200.44 mcg RAE 22 2.3 good
copper 0.18 mg 20 2.1 good
potassium 914.47 mg 19 2.0 good
iron 3.43 mg 19 2.0 good
vitamin B2 0.22 mg 17 1.8 good
protein 8.37 g 17 1.7 good
pantothenic acid 0.72 mg 14 1.5 good
World's Healthiest
Foods Rating
excellent DRI/DV>=75% OR
Density>=7.6 AND DRI/DV>=10%
very good DRI/DV>=50% OR
Density>=3.4 AND DRI/DV>=5%
good DRI/DV>=25% OR
Density>=1.5 AND DRI/DV>=2.5%

In-Depth Nutritional Profile for 5-Minute "Quick Steamed" Brussels Sprouts

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