Overhead shot of smashed brussel sprouts drizzled with lemon tahini dressing.

Smashed Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce

Course: Vegetable
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussels sprouts with tahini, lemon tahini sauce, smashed brussel sprouts, smashed brussels sprouts
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 40 minutes
Cooling time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 250 kcal

These Smashed Brussel Sprouts are flattened so that they become extra crispy when roasted in the oven. Drizzled with the most amazing Lemon Tahini Sauce. 



  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts
  • 2 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Sesame seeds for sprinkling

Lemon Tahini Dressing

  • 1/2 cup tahini
  • 1/3 cup basil loosely packed
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees and bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Trim the root ends of the brussels sprouts and discard any loose leaves (or save them to make brussels sprouts chips).
  3. Once water is boiling, add brussels sprouts and cook 10-15 minutes, until tender. Drain and add to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain.
  4. Using a clean dish towel, flatten the cooled brussels sprouts to 1/2 inch thickness.
  5. Place on a parchment paper lined baking sheet.
  6. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with cumin. Season with salt and pepper.
  7. Roast until crisp and deep brown around the edges, about 30 minutes, flipping over halfway through.
  8. Meanwhile, make the lemon tahini sauce.

Lemon Tahini Sauce

  1. In a high powered blender, combine all ingredients.
  2. Blend on high until you have a smooth, creamy sauce.
  3. Add up to ΒΌ cup more water (blending again to incorporate) until you get the thickness you like. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.
Nutrition Facts
Smashed Brussel Sprouts with Lemon Tahini Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 250 Calories from Fat 162
% Daily Value*
Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Sodium 46mg2%
Potassium 696mg20%
Carbohydrates 19g6%
Fiber 6g25%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 8g16%
Vitamin A 1225IU25%
Vitamin C 133.8mg162%
Calcium 99mg10%
Iron 3.3mg18%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.