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Sriracha Brussel Sprouts

$4.14 Recipe/$0.97 Serving

Sriracha brussel sprouts are a simple, easy and delicious side dish! Made on the stove in just 15 minutes, these brussels sprouts are slightly spicy and packed with flavor!

You are not going to believe how easy these are to make and they are vegan, Whole30, keto and paleo friendly!

Bowl filled with sriracha brussel sprouts.

Why you will love this recipe

  • Packed with flavor – Caramelized brussel sprouts in a bang bang style sauce! The spicy sriracha pairs with coconut aminos and tahini for a creamy, spicy, deeply flavored sauce that is so addicting!
  • Easy to make – There are just a few steps in this process and everything is ready in about 15 minutes (that includes prep time). If you want to make this even easier, you can use shredded brussels sprouts (you can buy them shredded or use your food processor to shred them yourself).
  • Perfect for parties/guests – these would be amazing to serve at parties or for guests! Even people who claim they don’t like brussels sprouts will be raving about these! Even better these are vegan, gluten free, dairy free, Whole30, low carb and paleo friendly! Perfect no matter who you have coming over for dinner!
Ingredients to make sriracha brussel sprouts.
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Ingredients

  • Brussel sprouts – brussel sprouts are delicious if they are cooked properly. The key to really good brussel sprouts is to ensure they can caramelize and not just steam in a pan. To do this, you need to start with a hot pan and wait to add any liquid until they are already golden brown on the outside. This process usually takes about 8-10 minutes over medium heat. Be sure to cut the brussel sprouts in half or quarters depending on how large they are.
  • Salt – salt helps to enhance the flavor of the brussel sprouts and the sriracha sauce.
  • Coconut aminos – coconut aminos are the gluten free and soy free version of soy sauce. You could also use gluten free tamari or soy sauce if you can tolerate it.
  • Sriracha – sriracha is spicy but can be slightly sweet as well. If you want to make sure this is a Whole30 friendly side dish, be sure to use a Whole30 approved sriracha.
  • Tahini (or almond butter) – tahini is made from ground sesame seeds (just like peanut butter) and helps to cut some of the spice from the sriracha and makes a bang bang style sauce on the outside when combined with the sriracha and the coconut aminos. This is key to making these sriracha brussels sprouts addicting! You could also use almond butter if you don’t have tahini.

How to make sriracha brussel sprouts

Start by preheating a large cast iron pan (or stainless steel pan) over medium low heat while you quarter the brussel sprouts.

Next, quarter(or half) the brussel sprouts. First cut away any brown stems from the bottom end of the sprout from where it was cut from the stalk. Next, cut the brussel sprout in half lengthwise, and again lengthwise until you have quarters. If you have very small brussel sprouts (the size of a dime or penny, you can probably get away with just cutting them in half, otherwise cut them into quarters).

Brussel sprouts cut into quarters.

Spray the pan with avocado oil or olive oil spray and add the brussel sprouts. Turn the heat up to medium and leave the brussels alone for 3-4 minutes so they can start to brown.

After 3-4 minutes, add the salt and stir well. Cook 3-5 more minutes, stirring occasionally until most of the brussel sprouts are starting to caramelize and brown.

At this point, add the coconut aminos and sriracha to the brussel sprouts. Stir well. Cook 1-2 more minutes.

Turn off the heat, add the tahini and stir well. Serve hot.

Steps to make sriracha brussel sprouts.
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Top tips

  • Tahini (or almond butter) helps to cut the heat from the sriracha. If you love really spicy food, add crushed red pepper flakes, garlic chili sauce or cayenne pepper for more heat.
  • Start with a hot pan (use cast iron or stainless steel and preheat). Allow the brussels to caramelize first before adding sauce or the brussels will steam in the sauce and not taste very good.
  • Make this Whole30 by using a Whole30 approved sriracha. You could also use hot sauce if you can’t find any sriracha.
  • If you would like this to be a bit sweeter, add 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup when you add the coconut aminos and sriracha.

Topping ideas

These sriracha brussel sprouts are great as a side dish but would also be a great afternoon or evening snack. They are truly addicting and perfect for snacking. Some great topping ideas include:

Cast iron skillet filled with cooked bang bang brussel sprouts.

What to serve these with

Storage

These brussel sprouts disappear so quickly at my house, they usually don’t need to be stored for the next day. However, you can store these in the fridge for up to 5 days in a well sealed container if you decide to make double or triple to snack on throughout the week.

You can reheat these in the microwave or in a 400F oven for 5-7 minutes.

Substitutions

  • Brussel sprouts: You could also make this with broccoli or cauliflower florets (use this method to cook the broccoli/cauliflower). You could also try this with large slices of carrots (you will likely need to steam the carrots a bit in the skillet by adding 1-2 tablespoons of water and putting a lid on the pot).
  • Coconut aminos: these are a gluten free and soy free substitute for soy sauce. You could use soy sauce, gluten free tamari or liquid aminos in place of the coconut aminos if you can tolerate them.
  • Sriracha: sriracha is a spicy sauce that is made from fermented chilis. You could also use hot sauce or garlic chili sauce in place of sriracha if you don’ have any on hand. Both will produce a slightly different flavor but they are both delicious.
  • Tahini:  Tahini is a paste made from sesame seeds. You could also use almond butter, cashew butter or sunflower seed butter in place of tahini in this recipe. Peanut butter could also be used but it will change the flavor.
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Sriracha Brussels Sprouts

$4.14 Recipe/$0.97 Serving
Sriracha brussel sprouts are the perfect spicy side dish or snack! Ready in 15 minutes with just 5 ingredients, this is a quick and easy recipe that is packed with flavor!
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bang bang brussel sprouts, sriracha brussel sprouts
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 15 mins
Servings: 4

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Ingredients

  • non-stick spray (avocado oil or olive oil) - $0.12
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts, quartered - $2.99
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt - $0.03
  • 3 tablespoons coconut aminos - $0.53
  • 3 tablespoons sriracha - $0.26
  • 1 tablespoons tahini - $0.21

Instructions

  • Place your cast iron skillet (or stainless steel skillet) over medium low heat, and allow it to heat up for a few minutes.
  • Quarter the brussels sprouts. Cut the brown stem from the bottom of the sprout. Then cut in half lengthwise, then cut those halves in half lengthwise creating quarters.
  • Spray the skillet with avocado oil or olive oil spray. Add the brussels sprouts and increase the heat to medium. Allow to cook for 3-4 minutes, don't touch the brussels sprouts during this time.
  • Add the salt and stir the brussels sprouts and cook again for 3-5 minutes.
  • Add the coconut aminos, sriracha and stir well. Cook 2 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and add the tahini. Stir well and serve!

Notes

Top tips
  • Tahini (or almond butter) helps to cut the heat from the sriracha. If you love really spicy food, add crushed red pepper flakes, garlic chili sauce or cayenne pepper for more heat.
  • Start with a hot pan (use cast iron or stainless steel and preheat). Allow the brussels to caramelize first before adding sauce or the brussels will steam in the sauce and not taste very good.
  • Make this Whole30 by using a Whole30 approved sriracha. You could also use hot sauce if you can’t find any sriracha.
  • If you would like this to be a bit sweeter, add 1 tablespoon honey or maple syrup when you add the coconut aminos and sriracha.
Storage
These brussel sprouts disappear so quickly at my house, they usually don’t need to be stored for the next day. However, you can store these in the fridge for up to 5 days in a well sealed container if you decide to make double or triple to snack on throughout the week.
You can reheat these in the microwave or in a 400F oven for 5-7 minutes.
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Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts
Amount per Serving
Calories
83
Fat
 
2
g
Carbohydrates
 
13
g
Fiber
 
5
g
Sugar
 
3
g
Protein
 
5
g
Where does nutrition info come from? Nutrition facts are provided as a courtesy, sourced from the USDA Food Database.
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