Cumin-Braised Brussels Sprouts

This recipe is a family recipe of mine, and is the reason I grew to love brussels sprouts.

Cumin Braised Brussels Sprouts
Cumin Braised Brussels Sprouts


2 1/2 pounds brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon ground cumin
1tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Earth Balance or other vegan margarine
Salt and pepper


  • Rinse sprouts. Cut each in half, through stem end, discard outer leaves.
  • Heat oil in a 5- to 6-quart pan.  Add brussels sprouts, and cumin and cook over high heat; stir often until sprouts are slightly browned, about 5 minutes. Add 1 cup water and lemon juice; cover, reduce heat to medium-high, and cook, stirring occasionally, until sprouts are tender when pierced, 6 to 8 minutes. If liquid evaporates before sprouts are tender, add a little more water to prevent scorching.
  • Uncover and add Earth Balance; stir often until melted. And salt and pepper to taste. Pour into a serving bowl.

Yield: Makes 10 to 12 servings.


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