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Lemon Brussels Sprouts


This recipe makes a really great side dish for your next meal! The lemon essential oil adds a nice tang to this simple healthy dish. Give this recipe a shot—you’re sure to love this crispy, flavorful twist on brussels sprouts!

[recipe title=”Lemon Brussels Sprouts” servings=”4–6″ time=”5–10 minutes active; 20 minutes inactive” difficulty=”Easy”]


  • 1 1/2 lbs. (700 g) brussels sprouts
  • 3 Tbsp. (45 ml) olive oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (30 ml) lemon juice
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp. (1 g) crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 tsp. (1.5 g) salt
  • 2 drops lemon essential oil
  • 1 toothpick black pepper essential oil
  • 2 Tbsp. (35 ml) balsamic dressing
  • 1/2 cup (50 g) shredded parmesan cheese


  1. Wash the brussels sprouts, cut them in half, and place them in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, red pepper flakes, and salt. Pour the mixture over the brussels sprouts, and toss to combine.
  3. Line a baking dish with wax paper or a baking mat, and spread the brussels sprouts out. Bake at 400°F (205°C) for 20 minutes, or until lightly browned and tender.
  4. Combine the balsamic vinegar with the essential oils, and sprinkle over the roasted brussels sprouts.
  5. Top with parmesan cheese, and serve!


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