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Small plate piled with roasted Brussels sprouts that were topped with pumpkin seeds, bacon pieces and crumbled feta. Drizzled with a tahini sauce.

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Perfectly roasted Brussels sprouts topped with a lemon tahini dressing, pumpkin seeds and feta cheese. They make the perfect side dish.
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword Brussels Sprouts, Garlic, Lemon, Pumpkin Seeds, smoked paprika, Tahini
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 Servings
Calories 217kcal


  • 1 1/2 Lbs fresh Brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 5-6 strips of bacon

Tahini Lemon Sauce

  • 1/4 cup tahini
  • 5-6 Tbsp water
  • 3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic grated on microplane
  • 1/8 tsp cumin
  • 1/8 tsp smoked paprika
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3 Tbsp toasted pumpkin seeds
  • 1/4 cup crumbled feta


  • Preheat oven to 400°F
  • Trim the Brussels sprouts and cut in half lengthwise. Place on a baking sheet and toss with olive oil. Ensure they are all cut-side down once coated in oil.
  • Roast in the oven for 15-20 minutes, or until golden brown and tender-crisp*
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in a large skillet until crispy. Remove to a paper towel-lined plate, then roughly chop. Set aside.

Tahini Lemon Sauce

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the tahini, water, and lemon juice. The sauce needs to be quite thin and fluid.
  • Add in the remaining ingredients and stir to combine. Adjust seasonings to taste.
  • Once the Brussels sprouts are roasted and still warm, add to a large bowl and toss with the tahini lemon sauce, a little at a time until coated to your liking.
  • Top with cooked bacon, toasted pumpkin seeds and crumbled feta. Serve warm.


*Tender-crisp is when the Brussels sprouts are cooked and heated through, but still have a crispness to them and they aren't a soggy mess.


Calories: 217kcal | Carbohydrates: 16g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 7g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 6mg | Sodium: 162mg | Potassium: 544mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 911IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 97mg | Iron: 3mg