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Brussels Sprouts With Lemon-Served in the Bowl on the Chopping Board

Brussels Sprouts With Lemon

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: International
Diet: Gluten Free
Keyword: Brussels sprouts with bacon and lemon, Brussels sprouts with lemon, Brussels sprouts with smoked bacon
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4 portions
Calories: 206kcal
Author: Timea
Today we will make together these easy brussels sprouts with lemon and smoked bacon, a simple four-ingredients side dish recipe.
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  • 500 g Brussels sprouts fresh
  • 225 g smoked bacon cut into strips
  • 1 piece lemon zest
  • ½ piece lemon juice
  • 1 bunch chives chopped
  • 1 tsp sea salt kosher
  • ½ tsp ground pepper freshly ground
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin


  • Remove the first leaves from sprouts and cut off the excess stem. Cut the bacon into strips and chop the chives.
  • Add the Brussels sprouts in boiling water with a little salt for five minutes, after which drain them in a strainer.
  • Heat the olive oil in the pan and put the sliced smoked bacon to fry. Season with sea salt and freshly ground pepper and fry for about 4-5 minutes on medium heat until all the fat in the bacon melts.
  • Add the drained Brussels sprouts over the bacon, grate the lemon zest on top and squeeze the juice from half a lemon, add the chopped chives and let everything simmer for about three minutes.
  • Taste and if necesary add more salt.
  • Serve warm with roast turkey, chicken or pork.



If you use frozen Brussels sprouts, you don’t have to do anything with them because they are already cleaned, just put them in the boiling water.
Instead of bacon you can use smoked pancetta and instead of chives try spring onions.


Serving: 1grams | Calories: 206kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 16g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 28mg | Sodium: 1121mg | Potassium: 692mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin A: 988IU | Vitamin C: 110mg | Calcium: 62mg | Iron: 2mg