With Black Quinoa & Mint
Brussel sprouts? Love them or hate them, you’ll love them any way you can get them. These are not your mother’s boiled-to-death Brussel sprouts.
Comes together in about 30 minutes prep to finish!
Brussels sprouts are roasted until crisp and drenched in zippy sweet and sour sauce to make this flavor-packed Asian-inspired side dish and have no problem serving them as a main dish over some black quinoa.
Sprout lovers will definitely approve of this flavorful treatment!
Sweet-and-Sour Brussels Sprouts Stir-Fry
- 1 Ginger Fresh
- 4 ounces Carrot
- 8 ounces Brussels Sprouts
- 3/4 cup Black Quinoa
- 1 bunch Mint Fresh
- 1 tablespoon Agave
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon Togarashi Spice
- 1/2 cup Edamame
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 1 tablespoon Tamari
- 1/4 cup Tamari Almonds
- 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
- 1/2 teaspoon Salt To taste
- Peel and mince the ginger. Peel and dice the carrot. Trim and halve the Brussels sprouts.
- Place a large skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Once hot, add the diced carrot and minced ginger. Cook until fragrant, about 1 to 2 minutes.
- Add the black quinoa along with 1 1/4 cups water, and bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low, cover, and simmer until all of the water is absorbed about 12 to 15 minutes.
- Thinly slice half of the mint leaves. In a small bowl, combine the sliced mint, agave, rice vinegar, togarashi, and 1/2 tsp salt. Pick the remaining mint leaves, tear them with your hands, and set aside.
- Place a medium skillet over medium-high heat with 1 tbsp vegetable oil. Once hot, add the halved Brussels sprouts and a pinch of salt.
- Arrange sprouts cut side down and cook, undisturbed, until browned and crispy, about 2 to 5 minutes.
- Toss, lower heat to medium-low and add the sauce. Toss once more, and cook until sauce is syrupy and sprouts are tender about 2 to 3 minutes.
- Once quinoa is cooked, remove the lid, and increase heat to high. Stir in edamame, sesame oil, and tamari. Cook, stirring occasionally, until edamame is warmed through and no liquid remains, about 3 to 4 minutes. Taste quinoa and season with salt as necessary.
- Roughly chop the tamari almonds. Divide the quinoa between large shallow bowls and top with sweet-and-sour Brussels sprouts.
- Garnish with tamari almonds and torn mint.