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Shredded Brussels Sprouts With Lemon and Poppy Seeds

"Brussels sprouts were always a favorite of mine, but my mother would steam them so they were a little limp by the time they got to the table," says Catherine McCord, the founder of Weelicious, a Web site with easy, kid-friendly recipes for busy parents, who created this side dish.  "Shredding makes them beautiful and lacy so they're not damp little orbs of cabbage. I added poppy seeds and garlic for nutrition. I got my uncle, who's the toughest sell in the group, to try them, and now it's one of his favorite dishes."

  • servings: 8




  • 1 lemon
  • 1 lb. brussels sprouts, stem ends trimmed, finely sliced
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter
  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
  • 1/4 cup low-sodium chicken stock


  1. Step 1

    Using a vegetable peeler, peel 3 long strips of lemon zest, avoiding white pith. Thinly slice zest; set aside. Squeeze 1 Tbsp. lemon juice and toss with brussels sprouts in a medium bowl.

  2. Step 2

    Heat butter and oil in a large saute pan over medium heat. Saute sprouts for 2 minutes, until bright green and tender. Add salt, pepper, garlic, zest, and poppy seeds and cook an additional 2 minutes. Pour in stock and cook 1 minute more.

Whole Living, November 2010



Reviews (1)

  • cojack 29 Feb, 2012

    This is one of my favorite ways to prepare Brussels sprouts. My kids love them prepared this way. Very fresh, easy, and delicious.