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Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Leeks, Ginger, Garlic and Chilli

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Love them or hate them, Brussels sprouts are an integral part of Christmas. So why not give your Christmas dish a spicy twist? These stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic and chilli will liven up the event.  They’re quick to cook and unlike boiling, stir-frying makes the sulphury compounds of the sprouts less obvious.

But why limit sprouts to your Christmas dinner? We found that a helping of the stir-fried Brussels sprouts went very nicely with a bowl of dhal and brown rice. I make my dhal differently every time, depending on how I feel and what I have to hand. Here’s a recipe for a particularly delicious one – kill-a-cold lentil curry.

You could even give this vegan recipe centre stage and make it the main part of the meal. Just add some cubed tofu a couple of minutes after adding the sprouts to the stir-fry.

Stir-Fried Brussels Sprouts

The Brussels sprouts are slightly crunchy and the slivers of ginger, garlic and chilli give a warming spicy glow. Perfect fare for a cold winter’s day.

If you fancy something a little plainer, here’s my quick guide on how to cook the perfect Brussels sprouts.

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Stir-fried Brussels sprouts with leeks, ginger, garlic & chilli

A Brussels sprout dish to spice up your Christmas meal. Fast to make and delicious to eat.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time5 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: British
Keyword: brussels sprouts, Christmas, quick, stir-fry, vegan
Servings: 4 people
Calories: 102kcal


  • 1 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1 thumb sized lump of root ginger - peeled and cut into fine strips.
  • 1 clove garlic - peeled and cut into fine strips
  • 1 red chilli - deseeded and finely sliced.
  • 1 leek - finely sliced
  • 25 Brussels sprouts - sliced
  • pinch of sea salt
  • ¼ lime


  • Heat 1 tbsp coconut oil in a large pan or wok to a medium high heat.
  • Throw in the ginger, garlic and chilli and stir fry for a minute.
  • Add the leek slices and stir fry for a couple of minutes.
  • Add the sprouts and a pinch of sea salt and stir fry for 3-5 minutes until done.
  • Squeeze in the lime. Stir and serve.


Enough for 4 as a side or 2 as a main.
Please note: calories and other nutritional information are per serving. They're approximate and will depend on serving size and exact ingredients used.


Calories: 102kcal | Carbohydrates: 15.7g | Protein: 4.7g | Fat: 3.9g | Saturated Fat: 3.1g | Sodium: 93mg | Potassium: 516mg | Fiber: 5.2g | Sugar: 3.6g | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg


  1. Becca @ Amuse Your Bouche

    11th December 2016 at 11:53 am

    This looks like the perfect quick and easy side dish! I love that you served it with dal – that looks like my ideal dinner 🙂

    • Choclette

      11th December 2016 at 5:56 pm

      I probably make lentil dhal more than any other dish, so it’s good to have something a bit different to go with it.

  2. Angie@Angie's Recipes

    11th December 2016 at 12:50 pm

    I love them, raw, baked or stirfried! This looks healthful and delicious.

    • Choclette

      11th December 2016 at 5:57 pm

      It’s great to hear that you love sprouts Angie 🙂

  3. Lucy Parissi

    11th December 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Shamefully I am the only person in our household who loves brussels sprouts! And I insist on making them every year even if I am the only one who will eat them. Haven’t tried them stir-fried it looks like a recipe I HAVE to try!

    • Choclette

      11th December 2016 at 5:58 pm

      I blame school dinners. They put me off so many foods that I had to learn to love again as an adult.

  4. Lucy

    11th December 2016 at 8:19 pm

    I need to liven up my sprouts and this looks like such a tasty and healthy way to do so! Will try it for sure with my next bag.

    • Choclette

      12th December 2016 at 1:38 pm

      Oh goodie. Let me know the verdict Lucy 🙂

  5. Claire @foodiequine

    11th December 2016 at 8:28 pm

    I always thought that I hated sprouts, turns out I just hate boiled sprouts. This sounds like a great way to spice them up.

    • Choclette

      12th December 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Thanks Claire. School boiled sprouts were the very worst, but they managed to spoil just about everything.

  6. Kate | The Veg Space

    12th December 2016 at 3:08 pm

    Oh yum, these look fabulous Choclette – I’m with you on stir-frying sprouts, I just can’t bear them boiled but somehow they are totally transformed when stir-fried! Your flavours sound fantastic.

    • Choclette

      12th December 2016 at 5:33 pm

      Thanks Kate. I’m quite happy with barely cooked boiled sprouts, but done like this they really doesn’t taste “sprouty” at all.

  7. Nico @ yumsome

    12th December 2016 at 4:19 pm

    I initially read the recipe as 25kg of sprouts! LOLOL!

    I loathe boiled and steamed sprouts but yes, stir-fried (and roast), they totally rock. I love the idea of cooking them with leeks and ginger – this is going on my to-do list for sure!

    • Choclette

      12th December 2016 at 5:34 pm

      Hahaha, I might like sprouts, but not quite that much! Yay, glad to have inspired you 🙂

  8. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables

    12th December 2016 at 10:16 pm

    Yum! I really love brussels sprouts but I usually just roast them. I’ve never thought about stir frying them!

    • Choclette

      13th December 2016 at 11:35 am

      Roasted sprouts are delicious too Liz, but stir-frying makes a nice change.

  9. Elinor aka Beachhutcook

    13th December 2016 at 7:06 am

    I think this might get my boys eating them. I love them although I do remember a time when I didn’t. I think our taste buds grow up just like the rest of us!

    • Choclette

      13th December 2016 at 11:38 am

      For sure Elinor. There are lots of vegetables I really like now that I pulled faces over when I was young. Stir-frying seems to stop sprouts tasting too sprouty I find.

  10. Kate - gluten free alchemist

    14th December 2016 at 8:21 pm

    We are a HUGE sprout family (that is we all like them….. not we are all very large!) This recipe looks fab! Will have to try it!!! x

    • Choclette

      16th December 2016 at 9:34 am

      Hehe, I now have an image of you all waddling around with big round middles 😉

  11. Rebecca

    21st December 2016 at 12:53 am

    great recipe, Merry Christmas

    • Choclette

      22nd December 2016 at 10:32 pm

      Thanks Rebecca. Merry Christmas to you too 🙂


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