Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Hey guys! I am back with another brussels sprouts recipe just in time for your Thanksgiving celebrations. Can you believe that Thanksgiving is already next week? Are you ready? I hope you have at least a little room left on your table for these little gems. These Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts are crispy, garlicky and have just the right amount of salt and pepper to give them a little zing. You and your family will love them! Trust me.

When I posted the recipe for Garlic White Cheddar and Brussels Sprouts Dip, I said that I was on a mission to make everyone love brussels sprouts. That dip is a great intro to them. You know since they are kind of hidden, covered and cheese and what not. But once you have convinced yourself and your family and friends that these little cabbages are darn good, you should go all in and make these Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts.

No hiding the fact that they are brussels sprouts but guys, these aren’t the plain, soggy, boiled brussels sprouts you may be used to. They are boiled at first, but just until tender. Then they are patted dry and pan fried in some avocado and sesame oil until their leaves start to crisp up. Then at the last minute, fresh chopped garlic and salt and pepper get added with a sprinkle of green onions at the end.

Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts

They are perfect guys. Just perfect. I snacked on them as I brought them to the table. Ate a fair share at dinner and I even snacked on them when they were cold the next day and they were just as good.

Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts

Crispy Salt and Pepper Brussels Sprouts Recipe

Serves 4 Prep Time: Cook Time:


  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 1 tablespoon avocado oil (or other high heat oil)
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 green onions, diced



Bring a large pot of water to boil. Add in the brussels sprouts. Cook for 3 - 4 minutes or until bright green. Drain and run under cool water to stop the cooking process.


Once cool, cut brussels sprouts in half. Pat dry.


Heat avocado and sesame oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Add in brussels sprouts and cook, stirring often, until they begin to brown and crisp, about 5 minutes. Add in garlic, salt and pepper. Cook just until garlic is fragrant, about 30 seconds. Remove from heat, toss with diced green onions. Serve.



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    November 15, 2015 at 11:24 pm

    Oh gosh these sound amazing! I’m a big fan of the humble sprout. :)

    • Reply
      Des @ Life's Ambrosia
      November 16, 2015 at 10:38 pm

      Thank you Elizabeth! Us too :)

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