brussels sprouts in white bowl with lemon slices

Lemon Basil Brussels Sprouts

Home chef Laila Ali shares a delicious twist on Brussels sprouts.

Serves: 6 to 8
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Difficulty: Easy

2 pounds Brussels sprouts, halved and ends trimmed
1/3 cup light olive oil
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
4 cloves garlic
1 small shallot or ½ small yellow onion
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon black pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh basil


  1. Add water to a large saucepan, and bring to a rapid boil
  2. Add Brussels sprouts to water and cook for 10 minutes or until tender
  3. While waiting for Brussels sprouts to cook, prepare the dressing. Combine all ingredients (olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, shallot, sea salt, pepper and basil) in a small food processor or blender. Blend until fully blended or emulsified, about 1 minute
  4. Drain the Brussels sprouts, and rinse with cold water to prevent from cooking further
  5. Add Brussels sprouts to lemon basil dressing, and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper to taste if needed. Serve

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