Looking for a way to spruce up your sprouts? This simple recipe shows you how. The kids will love them!
Serves: 8
Prep time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 11 mins
Total time:22 mins




    • 500g (1lb) Brussels sprouts, trimmed


    • Salt and ground black pepper


    • 250g (8oz) Helda beans or other green beans, trimmed and cut into diamond shapes or thinly sliced


    • 30g (1oz) butter


    • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint






    1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the sprouts and some salt. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the beans, bring back to the boil and cook for another 2 minutes.


    1. Drain the vegetables well and run them under cold running water to refresh them. Drain well again. Set aside in a bag or bowl until ready to serve.


    1. Soften the butter and mix in the mint. Keep it in the fridge.


    1. Just before serving, put the sprouts and beans in a large bowl. Cover and microwave on High for 3-4 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking, until piping hot. Tip into a serving dish and top with the mint-flavoured butter and plenty of seasoning.



Nutritional information per portion



fat 4.0g saturates 2.0g calories 62(kcal)


This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.