Toasted sesame sprouts

Flavour versatile Brussels sprouts with mirin, soy, sesame and chilli and serve as a healthy side dish

  • Prep:15 mins
    Cook:5 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 109
  • fat 6g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 8g
  • sugars 4g
  • fibre 8g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0g


  • 3½ tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp mirin or Sherry
  • pinch of sugar
  • 500g Brussels sprouts, roughly chopped
  • 1 red chilli, shredded (optional)


  1. Toast the sesame seeds and, while they are still hot, use a pestle and mortar to grind all but ½ tbsp until almost powder-like. Mix the soy and mirin into the crushed seeds, along with the sugar and 2 tsp water.

  2. Heat a large wok, then stir-fry the sprouts with a splash of water until softened but still crunchy. Stir through the sesame paste, then scatter with the remaining sesame seeds and the chilli, if using.

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