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Brussel Sprouts with Banana and lime

Brussels and banana

A wild side dish with brussel sprouts, banana and lime that's vegan and definitely not boring.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Appetizer, Side Dish, vegetable dishes
Cuisine European
Servings 2
Calories 334 kcal


  • Roasting tray or cast iron pan
  • Parchment paper


  • 50 ml peanut oil or high smoke-point oil such as canola oil
  • 1/2 kg brussel sprouts
  • 1 whole banana
  • ½ piece lime zested and juiced
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • 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 something later if you want. Make sure the brussel sprouts are very dry.
    Raw brussel sprouts with a bananas and lime in a separate bowll.
  • Peel and cut the banana into small pieces and set aside. Zest and juice ½ the lime into the bowl with the cut bananas. Mix
  • 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.
    Frying and turning the brussel sprouts onto the flat side.
  • 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.
    Brussel Sprouts browning nicely on the flat side
  • 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.
    Roasting the brussel sprouts on a tray
  • 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. Serve and enjoy!
    Brussel Sprouts with Banana and lime
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