Brussels Sprouts with Pearl Onions Recipe

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A vegetable dish made flavorful and healthy with a sprinkling of sesame seeds over steamed Brussels sprouts and pearl onions. There are a winter holiday favorite.

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  • 1 pound fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 1 cup fresh pearl onions
  • 2 teaspoons unsalted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


  1. Toast sesame seeds by stirring in a hot skillet until lightly brown. Watch carefully to keep from burning. Set aside.
  2. Trim outer leaves and cut bottoms of Brussels sprouts, cut in half and wash.
  3. Steam sprouts in vegetable steamer or parboil in boiling water for 5 -7 minutes; drain.
  4. Bring a sauce pan of water to boil, drop in the whole unpeeled pearl onions. Boil 3 minutes.
  5. Drain onion.
  6. Cut the end off the onions and squeeze the onion out of the outer skins.
  7. Melt the butter in skillet, add Brussels sprouts and pearl onions, heat briefly to keep at serving temperature.
  8. Add toasted sesame seeds prior to serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 141g
Recipe makes 4 servings
Calories 79  
Calories from Fat 22 28%
Total Fat 2.59g 3%
Saturated Fat 1.34g 5%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 5mg 2%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Potassium 455mg 13%
Total Carbs 12.76g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4.6g 15%
Sugars 3.78g 3%
Protein 3.99g 6%


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