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A close up shot of crispy roasted Brussel sprouts with banana and lime in a cast iron pan.
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Crispy Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Banana and Fresh Lime

A rather wild side dish of crispy roasted Brussel sprouts with banana and lime that's vegan, gluten-free and definitely not boring.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 2
Calories 331kcal
Cost $6/4€



  • ½ kg brussel sprouts
  • 50 ml peanut oil or high smoke-point oil such as canola oil
  • 1 whole banana
  • ¼ piece lime zested and juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste go heavy on the salt


  • Heat the oven to 425°F/ 210°C full convection.
  • With a small pairing knife remove the small stem (careful not to go too far or all the leaves will fall off) and then cut in half.
    Save the Brussel leaves that fall off for another recipe. Make sure the Brussel sprouts are very dry.
    Cutting the brussel sprouts on a wooden board.
  • Peel and cut the banana into small pieces and set aside. Zest and juice ¼ the lime into the bowl with the cut bananas.
    The cut brussel sprouts in one bowl and the banana and lime in another bowl.
  • Set a large cast-iron pan on high heat. Add the peanut oil and wait until it is almost smoking. Add the Brussel sprouts all at once and quickly turn them on the flat side.
    *Be careful whenever adding anything that contains water to hot oil as it may splatter.
    Searing the brussel sprouts in hot oil.
  • Continue to fry the sprouts until nicely golden on the bottom. You may need to add more oil so they fry evenly. Season heavily with salt.
    Getting a nice golden colour on the brussel sprouts in the pan.
  • Once the sprouts are nicely coloured put the pan in the oven to continue cooking or alternatively you can roast them on a baking tray like in the picture. Roast for about 5-10 minutes until they are tender.
    Brussel sprouts on a tray with parchment paper.
  • When they are hot out of the oven add the bananas, lime zest and juice and mix together in a bowl or on the tray. Check the seasoning for saltiness.
    Serve right away and enjoy!


Calories: 331kcal | Carbohydrates: 23g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Sodium: 63mg | Potassium: 983mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1890IU | Vitamin C: 215mg | Calcium: 108mg | Iron: 4mg
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