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Brussels Sprouts with Orange and Walnuts

Brussels Sprouts with Orange and Walnuts

Serves: 4

Category: Main Dishes - Vegan
Tags: Aggressive Weight Loss, Anti-Cancer/High Micronutrient

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A hint of orange and a sprinkle of toasted walnuts is all you need to liven up a dish of Brussels sprouts.

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1 pound Brussels sprouts, trimmed
1/2 cup freshly squeezed orange juice
1/4 cup walnuts
1 teaspoon orange zest (see note)
freshly ground black pepper, to taste


Place Brussels sprouts in a steamer basket over boiling water. Cover and steam about 12 minutes or until tender.

Place steamed Brussels spouts and orange juice in a large skillet. Bring to a simmer and cook for 3 minutes. Remove from heat.

Toast walnuts in a small skillet over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Add walnuts and grated orange zest and gently toss. Season with black pepper.

Note: Thoroughly washed organic oranges should be used for grated orange peel. If oranges are not organic, use dried grated orange peel which is available in the spice section of most stores.

Calories 111; Protein 5 g; Carbohydrates 15 g; Sugars 5 g; Total Fat 5.2 g; Saturated Fat 0.5 g; Cholesterol 0 mg; Sodium 29 mg; Fiber 4.9 g; Beta-Carotene 522 ug; Vitamin C 113 mg; Calcium 59 mg; Iron 1.9 mg; Folate 86 ug; Magnesium 41 mg; Potassium 537 mg; Zinc 0.7 mg; Selenium 2.2 ug

Comments (9):



10/02/2011 10:38 PM

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I love Brussels sprouts - my husband does not. But he said he'd eat these again. High praise! The orange juice is sweet, and the walnuts crunchy, nice additions. I try to choose the smaller more mild and tender Brussels sprouts at my Farmers Market. Pat Kennedy


05/02/2013 10:34 PM

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I didn't have oranges so I used clementines and wasn't really able to get enough zest from them. Nonetheless, the dish turned out well enough to try again when I do have oranges on hand. It's a nice way to prepare Brussels sprouts.


09/12/2013 10:02 PM

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If you feel the need to eat some Brussels Sprouts, this is not too bad a way to prep them. I am not a fan of this vegetable, but will eat them on occasion for the health benefit. I found that adding some Creamy Cashew Salad Dressing and Bensons Table Tasty helps make them go down easier.


11/14/2013 02:32 PM

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This recipe has won me over to eating Brussels sprouts. The sweeten of the orange juice compliments the bitter of the sprouts nicely.

Elaine Garces

05/19/2014 10:21 PM

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Wow. This was amazingly delicious and easy/quick to make. Winner. Thank you!


07/29/2014 06:55 PM

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Fast and easy to prepare and serve, I made this tonight and served it with a yummy butternut squash over arugula dish and leftover yellow split pea soup. It was a great combination. Brussel sprouts are probably no one's favorite vegetable, but this recipe gives them a "gentle" taste that blends well with other dishes. Give it a try!

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01/23/2018 09:25 AM

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 They are one of my favorite vegetables. Sometimes I have a craving for them and eat them plain. Just sayin... ??


11/21/2017 06:44 PM

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I have been on the nutritarian diet for 4 weeks I must say thank you dr. Fuhrman I have never felt better I just made the brussel sprouts with the orange walnuts I didn't think I'd like it but boy it was good

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01/23/2018 09:26 AM

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11/23/2017 09:29 PM

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I enjoyed this! I think I will try using fresh orange juice on broccli next. The nuts were a nice addition.



04/12/2019 08:54 AM

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I had this for breakfast with a medley of leftover roasted potatoes and oh my, was it ever good!!!  I just love Dr. Fuhrman's site - all the recipes and knowledge here is amazing - Thank you Dr. Fuhrman!!