Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Lemon and Olive Oil

adapted from GOOP


2 lbs Brussels Sprouts, trimmed
½ c. olive oil, plus more for drizzling
2 t. Sea Salt
1 lemon, halved


1. Trim sprouts and steam them in a steamer basket, or the microwave. If steaming over boiling water, do this for about 8 minutes, or until sprouts are tender.
2. Remove sprouts from the steamer basket and cut in half lengthwise. Then coat the bottom of a skillet with olive oil and nestle the sprouts, cut side down, the pan over medium heat. Allow the sprouts to cook for about 5 minutes. Do not turn them over! Make sure the bottoms are evenly browned and crisped. Then, turn them all over and cook for another 3 minutes.
3. Remove sprouts from pan and drizzle them with a bit more olive oil, sprinkle with the salt and squeeze half the lemon over top. Note: If you have made these during naptime then allow them to cool before placing them in the fridge. Then reheat them at dinner!

Naptime Notes

Naptime Recipe Serving ideas

This is a simple recipe that is hard to mess up. I’ve experimented with adding some spices to these and it works well. Feel free to see what else you think might taste good added the dish, I’ll be there are some great variations.

Naptime Stopwatch

I have found that I can get these onto the table in 20 minutes or less. I also make the during naptime and reheat them at dinner. They are so simple and easy, it is hard not to add this to your weekly menu.

Naptime Reviews

I’ll admit, I have not yet converted my toddler to Brussels Sprouts, but my husband enjoyed these. I’ll have to keep working on my daughter, but I’m sure she’ll come around eventually.

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