Stay healthy by giving your immune system a helping hand with this immunityboosting Fried Brussels sprouts with lemon, mint and buttermilk recipe it’s packed with vitamins and minerals. This recipe will literally change how you think about Brussels sprouts – when cooked like this, with a char over high heat, they’re really delicious!



  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 500g Brussels sprouts, trimmed, cut in half lengthways
  • 2 garlic cloves, roughly chopped
  • Pared zest of 1 lemon
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/3 cup (25g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/4 bunch mint, leaves finely shredded


  • 1/3 cup (80ml) buttermilk
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tbs creme fraiche
  • 1/2 tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbs olive oil


  • 1.
    For the dressing, place all the ingredients in a small food processor and whiz until smooth. Season and set aside.
  • 2.

    Preheat oven to 200ºC.

  • 3.

    Heat oil in a large ovenproof frypan over medium-high heat. Add sprouts, garlic, lemon zest and bay leaf, and cook, turning, for 3-4 minutes until lightly caramelised. Transfer frypan to the oven and bake for 8-10 minutes until golden and al dente.

  • 4.
    Preheat the oven grill to high. In a large bowl, toss the sprout mixture with the dressing, then return to the frypan. Sprinkle the parmesan over the sprouts, then grill for 3-4 minutes until parmesan is melted and golden, and dressing is slightly thickened. Scatter with mint to serve.