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If you are looking for a tasty new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts, look no further than this tasty vegan brussels sprouts recipe! It’s quick and easy to make and the addition of tahini creates a lovely flavor to complement your meals.

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Just when you thought we couldn’t bring you yet another amazing brussels sprouts recipe, here we are.

The love we have for these cute mini cabbages only grows with time and so we added another page to our brussels sprouts recipe catalog. Even if you are one of the skeptics we invite you to join the fun and give this cheezy recipe a try!

If you love brussels sprouts as much as we do, then try making them in the air fryer, make them sweet and salty, or add them to a bowl of curry.

Why This Recipe Works

  • Packed with flavor.
  • Plant-based and vegan.
  • Great for as a side dish or as a snack.
  • Easy to make and kid-friendly!

What is Tahini?

Have you tried tahini before? If you are not familiar with it, we invite you to open up your culinary minds and give this sesame paste a try.

We can’t sing our praises for this creamy paste enough. It is not only delicious but it has amazing nutritional qualities to add to the fun. Did you know that two tablespoons of tahini have 128 mg of calcium? This makes tahini an amazing addition to a plant-based diet. 

You can add it to dressings, use it as a spread, or coat yummy veggies like these vegan roasted brussels sprouts.

What Goes Into This Recipe

This easy vegan brussels sprouts recipe uses simple, wholesome ingredients. Let’s look at what you will need.

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  • Brussel Sprouts: Use fresh for the best flavor! Make sure you choose brussels that look fresh and avoid any with wilted or yellowed leaves.
  • Tahini: This sesame paste is the base for the sauce that flavors up this roasted brussels sprouts recipe. 
  • Olive Oil: A healthy oil for cooking but you can swap it with any neutral flavored vegetable oil.
  • Nutritional Yeast: Gives this vegan brussels sprouts recipe a nice ‘cheesy’ flavor. If you’re not familiar with this delightfully ‘cheesy’ topping, check out this article that discloses more about it and how to use it!
  • Lemon Juice: Adds a bit of acid and brightness to the marinade.
  • Spices: Paprika and garlic powder add more layers of flavor to these brussels sprouts.

How to Make Vegan Brussel Sprouts with Tahini

Here’s an overview of the steps that go into preparing this easy side dish. For detailed instructions, check the recipe card further down the page.

  • 1) Get everything ready. Preheat the oven and line your baking sheet with parchment paper, a silicone mat, or non-stick spray.
  • 2) Combine the tahini, water, oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, and salt in a small bowl, and stir until a smooth sauce is formed.
  • 3) Place the brussels sprouts in a medium bowl and toss with the sauce until the pieces are nearly completely covered.
  • 4) Lay the brussels sprouts out on the baking sheet and top with more nutritional yeast, salt, and pepper.
  • 5) Place the brussels sprouts in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, turning them over halfway through to ensure an even roast. Once lightly browned, remove from the oven.

Expert Tips

  • Choose fresh brussels sprouts. Make sure they don’t have any wilted leaves or brown ends.
  • How to prep the brussels sprouts. Give them a good wash and trim off the ends if they look dried out and remove any loose outer leaves.
  • Spread them out on the baking sheet. Roasted vegetables come out best when they have plenty of room on the baking sheet. When too close together they steam rather than roast and don’t come out as crispy and browned.

FAQs

Why won’t my brussels sprouts get crispy?

First, check that your oven is set at the right temperature and that it’s fully preheated before you add the brussels sprouts. Also, they shouldn’t be crowded on the baking sheet so spread them out or separate them into two dishes if you don’t have enough room.

Should you cut brussels sprouts in half before cooking?

It’s not necessary but it does speed up the cooking time. In this vegan brussels sprouts recipe, we love the look of crispy whole brussels sprouts.

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Storage

  • Leftovers: Store your leftover brussels sprouts in an air-tight container in the fridge for up to five days.
  • Reheat: Leftovers are best heated up in the oven. Spread them out on a baking tray or pan and heat in a 350° F oven for 10-15 minutes or until heated up fully.

How to Serve Brussels Sprouts

This vegan brussels sprouts recipe is perfect as a side dish, as a snack, or as leftovers.

Serve it with your favorite main dishes such as lemon tofu or vegan lasagna.

Make it the main dish and enjoy it over some rice or quinoa. They’re also perfect to pair with a protein-heavy side dish such as Mediterranean Quinoa or Southwestern Quinoa Salad.

More Brussel Sprout Recipes You’ll Love

Photos by Alfonso Revilla

Vegan Brussels Sprouts Recipe with Tahini

4.99 from 88 votes
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 35 mins
Total: 40 mins
Servings: 2 servings
If you are looking for a tasty new way to enjoy Brussels sprouts, look no further than this tasty vegan brussels sprouts recipe! It’s quick and easy to make and the addition of tahini creates a lovely flavor to complement your meals.

Ingredients 

  • 2 heaping cups of raw brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon of tahini
  • 1 tablespoon of warm water
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon of nutritional yeast (plus more for topping)
  • 2 teaspoons of lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon of paprika
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon of salt

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (205 degrees C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or non-stick spray.
  • In a small bowl, combine the tahini, water, oil, nutritional yeast, lemon juice, paprika, garlic powder, and salt and stir until a smooth sauce is formed.
  • In a medium sized bowl, toss the brussels sprouts with the sauce until pieces are nearly completely covered.
  • Lay the brussels sprouts out on the baking sheet and top with more nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Next, place in the oven for 30 to 35 minutes, turning over halfway through to ensure an even roast. Once lightly browned, remove from the oven.

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Notes

  • Choose fresh brussels sprouts. Make sure they don’t have any wilted leaves or brown ends.
  • How to prep the brussels sprouts. Give them a good wash and trim off the ends if they look dried out and remove any loose outer leaves.
  • Spread them out on the baking sheet. Roasted vegetables come out best when they have plenty of room on the baking sheet. When too close together they steam rather than roast and don’t come out as crispy and browned.

Nutrition

Calories: 164kcalCarbohydrates: 12gProtein: 6gFat: 11gSaturated Fat: 2gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gMonounsaturated Fat: 7gSodium: 607mgPotassium: 479mgFiber: 5gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 916IUVitamin C: 78mgCalcium: 51mgIron: 2mg

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Additional Info

Author: Toni Okamoto
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Method: Oven
Diet: Vegan
Keywords: brussels sprouts oven, brussels sprouts roasted, crispy, crispy recipes, dairy free, easy snack, fall recipes, how to cook brussels sprouts, how to prep brussels sprouts, nutritional yeast, roasted brussels sprouts recipes, thanksgiving, vegan brussels sprouts recipe
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My name is Lauren Bossi; I run Track & Field at the University of Hartford in CT. I’ve got a passion for running and plant-based eats. When I’m not wandering around the aisles of the grocery store I enjoy cooking, baking, photography, pun-writing and tag-saling.

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  1. 5 stars
    This is the only way that I like brussel sprouts. If you’re on the fence about them, give this recipe a try!

  2. 5 stars
    Tastes so good! So delicious! Never did this recipe before but this time not going to be the last time. Thanks for sharing the recipe!

  3. 5 stars
    absolutely delicious, I didn’t have tahini so used cashew butter. So good, best way to have brussel sprouts. Keen to try this with other vegetables. I think it would go well with cauliflower. Thank you 🙂

    1. 5 stars
      Well this is awkward…I don’t like brussels sprouts. But I loved these!! lol.
      Great side dish idea for Thanksgiving!