Plant Oriented Cooking

RECIPE: Steamed Brussels Sprouts

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  • 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, chopped or pressed
  • 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.
  6. Toss Brussels Sprouts with the remaining ingredients while they are still hot. Dressing helps tenderize Brussels Sprouts.

5-Minute “Quick Steamed” Brussels Sprouts


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