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Pan-Seared Za’atar Brussels Sprouts
with preserved lemon

Active: 20 min Total: 20 min
This recipe was originally written to make 6 servings.
Za’atar is a favorite spice blend among our community members. Along with sweet and tart preserved lemon, it adds an unexpected rich and fresh flavor to this otherwise classic green vegetable.
Smarts: If you can’t find preserved lemon, you can use thinly sliced lemons or just skip it and squeeze some extra lemon juice over top at the end.


Pan-Seared Za’atar Brussels Sprouts:
  • Brussels sprouts - 1 lb , halved
  • Preserved lemon - 2 Tbsp , diced
  • Oil, cooking - 2 Tbsp
  • Water - 1 Tbsp
  • Za'atar - 1 Tbsp
  • Lemon juice - 1 tsp


  1. Brussels sprouts / Preserved lemon - Prep as directed. Store separately. (Can be done up to 5 days ahead)

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  1. Heat a large skillet with oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add Brussels sprouts and water. Cover with a lid and steam Brussels sprouts for 2 minutes to get them started cooking.
  3. Remove lid and stir in preserved lemon and za’atar. Season with some salt.
  4. Saute Brussels sprouts until water has cooked off and sprouts are golden and tender, 3 to 7 minutes more (depending on size).
  5. Squeeze lemon juice over top of Brussels sprouts before serving.



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