Love them, or hate them, Brussels sprouts are a powerhouse of nutrition – and grilling is super simple way to cook them. In a matter or minutes you will have a spicy side dish that will rival the best Paleo salads. Keep in mind that their smell becomes offensive when they are overcooked, so roast, stir-fry, grill or eat them raw for the best experience.
Brussels sprouts are a cultivar of wild cabbage, and when we consume them, we are getting a few bites closer to our Paleo roots. They boast similar benefits to their Brassica cousins: cabbage, kale, cauliflower, kohlrabi, collard greens and broccoli. With an exceptional amount of vitamin K1 and vitamin C, these edible “buds” are ready to help you perk up your immune system. Combine these qualities with the already high sulfur content and you can then appreciate their reported ability to ward off cancer and other chronic diseases. If you are seeking bountiful health, add a handful of sprouts to your meal at least once a week.
What matches a bowl of Brussels sprouts? To start, we recommend adding a small handful of crispy bacon bits for an extra protein boost, but they will naturally compliment any grilled steak. If you have never eaten them before, gently introduce yourself to their characteristic flavor and add them raw to a cabbage salad or get full-on sophisticated with a Bacon-Wrapped Brussels Sprouts with Mustard Sauce recipe.
Grilled Spiced Brussels Sprouts Recipe
Protein: 3g / %
Carbs: 8g / %
Fat: 15g / %
Values are per portion. These are for information only & are not meant to be exact calculations.
- 1 lb. of Brussels sprouts, halved
- 1 tsp. chili powder
- 1/2 tsp. paprika
- 1/2 tsp. onion powder
- 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp. cumin
- 1 tsp. dried thyme
- 1 tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Preheat your grill to medium heat.
- In a bowl combine the chili, paprika, onion powder, garlic powder, cumin and thyme. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Place the cleaned and trimmed Brussels sprouts in a large bowl, then drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice.
- Sprinkle the spice mixture over the sprouts, and gently toss everything until well covered.
- Place sprouts on the preheated grill and cook until tender, about 10 to 12 minutes.