Spicy Mint Brussels Sprouts

Dare to try something different! This Spicy Mint Brussels Sprouts are packed with flavor, fiber and antioxidants! A total dream team!


– 2 tbsp of vegetable oil, divided – 1/2 C of rice krispies cereal – 1/4 tsp of cayenne pepper – Salt, to taste – 4 C of halved Brussels sprouts – 3 tbsp of water – 2 tbsp of granulated sugar – 1 tbsp of rice vinegar – Juice of 2 small limes – 1/4 C of cilantro, chopped – 1/4 C of mint, chopped – 2 cloves of garlic minced – 1 small chile pepper, minced deseed if you don’t like spice

In a frying pan, add 1 tablespoon of oil and heat on high. Add the rice krispies and cayenne pepper and stir until they are brown and crispy, about 60 seconds. Add salt to taste, transfer to a bowl and set aside.

Steam the brussels sprouts until green and crunchy. The trick to brussels sprouts is to not over cook them. If you do, it ruins the whole dish and they retain their 'nasty' status.

In a small bowl, combine the water, sugar, vinegar, and lime juice and mix until sugar dissolves. Add the cilantro and mint and mix again. Set aside.

Add the rest of the oil to a frying pan and heat on high. Make sure the oil and pan is nice and hot before dumping in the sprouts. You want to cook these until they start to char. This brings out an awesome flavor. It should take about 5 minutes.

Dump the sprouts in a big bowl, add the vinaigrette mixture to the bowl and mix. After scooping up a serving, sprinkle on some of the rice krispies and serve right away.