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Lemony charred sprouts

Posted by Joe Wicks in Recipes

I wouldn't go near sprouts when I was a kid, but since I've discovered how they transform when you char them, I'm hooked. Give these a lemony charred sprouts a go.



PREP: 5 mins

COOK: 15 mins


800g Brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved (or quartered if large)

2 tbsp olive oil

100g toasted chopped pecans

1 tbsp coconut oil

finely grated zest of one lemon and

1 tbsp of lemon juice 


Toss the sprouts in the oil, until well coated.

Heat a griddle pan until medium hot, then cook the sprouts in batches, cut-side down, for 4-5 minutes until charred on one side and just cooked all the way through. They should be quite firm. 

Melt the coconut oil in a a wide non-stick frying pan. Add the sprouts and nuts, and season well. Fry, tossing everything frequently, but being careful not to break up the sprouts too much. Once they’re heated through (about 3–5 minutes), stir through the lemon zest and juice. Serve. 

RECIPE CREDIT: For more delicious recipes to share with family and friends this Christmas, my latest book 'Cooking For Family & Friends' is out now


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Joe Wicks

About Joe Wicks

Joe Wicks is the online nutrition coach inspiring people all over the world to cook with his #Leanin15 video meals on Instagram. He is also transforming the lives of thousands of people with his tailored online nutrition plan, The 90 Day Shift, Shape & Sustain plan.

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