Grilled Brussels Sprouts with Whole Grain Mustard

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We had two glorious days of spring in Portland this week. It was sunny and 65 degrees in Portland and the streets were flooded with pasty white hipsters.

I joined with my fellow pasty-skinned Portlanders and reveled in the sunshine. I even left work early on Thursday, just to soak in a little extra sun. On a whim, the husband and I decided to invite a few people over for dinner that evening.

We BBQed. We sat outside (without jackets!). We pretended it was summer, never once stopping to think about the fact that it’s March in Portland.

And while we knew in our hearts that the sun wasn’t here to stay, we made the best of it while we could.

It was perfect.


And here we are, 3 days later. As I write this, I am curled up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of coffee. It is absolutely horrible outside and our two days of sunshine seem like a distant past.

But you know what? I’m OK with it. We made the most of those two days, and we’ll have more beautiful days to come.

When those days arrive, you can be sure I’ll be grilling up some Brussels Sprouts.


Adapted from Serious Eats

Note (1): If it’s still cold and miserable where you live and you don’t feel like BBQing, these Brussels sprouts could easily be cooked on a grill pan on the stove.

Note (2): This is a very basic mustard sauce, and could easily be adapted. A touch of honey would be lovely with it, or perhaps some crushed garlic.

1 pound of Brussels Sprouts
2 Tablespoons whole grain mustard
2 Tablespoons Olive oil
Salt & pepper, to taste

Equipment needed:
Bamboo skewers
BBQ or Grill pan

Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Blanch the sprouts (i.e. cook them in the boiling water) for 3-4 minutes. Remove sprouts from the boiling water and rinse with cold water (or plunge into an ice bath).

Remove sprouts from cold water and pat dry. Trim the bottom stems of the sprouts, and remove the outer leaves. Mix together the mustard, olive oil, salt, and pepper. In a small bowl, toss the Brussels Sprouts in the mustard sauce. Allow to marinate for 30 minutes.

Once sprouts have marinated, prepare them for grilling. Skewer sprouts, placing 3-4 sprouts on each skewer. (Note: Since the sprouts aren’t cooked all the way through yet, they are a bit tough to skewer. You can also place the sprouts directly on the grill without a skewer, if they are large enough to not slip through the grill grate.)

When the grill is nice and hot, place the skewered sprouts on the grill. Grill for 3-5 minutes on each side, or until the sprouts are nicely charred on all sides. When ready, remove the sprouts from the grill and toss with a bit more mustard sauce.

Enjoy immediately!

P.S. I had a few leftover grilled sprouts, so I tossed them into a curry noodle bowl I had for lunch the next day. It was amazing.

92 Responses

  1. yum! These looks soooo good. How smart to put B’s on a stick.

  2. Rachel says:

    I need a BBQ asap!

  3. Mary says:

    Hurray for Grilling in the PNW!

  4. Kirsten says:

    Want these right now.

  5. Rosella says:

    I will be making this. It looks terrific!

  6. What a fantastic idea for a grilled veggie! Can’t wait for the nicer weather so I can try this out!

  7. Corina says:

    I can never decide if I like brussel sprouts but this looks really tasty. I’ve never had them grilled before.

  8. Mari says:

    I need to live closer to you. Yes I do.

  9. Wow, these look so yummy and perfect for the warm weather!

  10. Wow, I love the mustard marinade– these look amazing! I’m a sucker for charred and smoky food, and it’s so nice to have a vegan option for the BBQ!

  11. Laura says:

    I cannot wait to try this. Love brussels, whole grain mustard, and bbq’ing all so much. We’ve been grilling veggies in Ontario too. So unseasonably warm! Concerning but lovely all the same. Thanks!

  12. sarah says:

    Wish we saw some of that sun! The pasty white Seattle hipsters decided to come out anyways. I swear, as soon as March hits, the shorts come out…

    In any case, this recipe cooks totally fantastic! We leave for vacation tomorrow and that vacation will involve a grill and these brussels sprouts. Cant. Wait.

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  14. Ann says:

    I just saw this on Pinterest and it looks SO amazing – I can’t wait to try it…I just purchased some brussels sprouts with the intention of grilling them, but unsure what to do. Love, love, LOVE it!

    • lindsay says:

      Ann, you’ll have to let me know how they turned out! I just think the whole idea of Brussels sprouts as a kebab is fun (plus, they taste SO good!).

  15. Judy says:

    What I want to know is how you even had any left over to ADD to something else! Brussel Sprouts are my favorite veggie and I cannot wait to try this. Thanks!

  16. J says:

    Cooked these last night and we loved them! Brussels sprouts are one of my fav veggies, but I had never thought to grill them. Thanks for the recipe!

    • lindsay says:

      Thanks for the comment, J! So glad to know you enjoy the Brussels on the grill. It’s a little unexpected (but so tasty!).

  17. heather says:

    Wow- I made thease tonight with my BF. HE loves to grill! I always brings the sides & veggies! He made me promise I would make them again!! THANKS! ;)

    • lindsay says:

      Heather, so glad you made (and loved) the grilled brussels sprouts! They’ve quickly become my favorite grilled veggie.

  18. Hungry says:

    Stop the printer!! YIKES! 12 pages to print Grilled Brussel Sprouts?!?! I’ll save a tree & hand write the recipe out. I used the print button Rosemaried provided too.

    • lindsay says:

      Hungry – sorry about the 12 pages of printing! I wasn’t aware of this issue, so I’ll do my best to fix it. As of now, my ‘print’ button is something that’s automatically generated from my website. I’ll look into finding a greener solution. Thanks!

    • Laura says:

      Of course when the print menu pops up, you can select the page with the recipe on it as the only page that will print… ahem. ;)

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  21. Oh my, I love brussel sprouts! They will be perfect when grilled! What a great idea! Sadly I can only get them in fall or even winter… but I hope I can do a little vegetarian barbecue in fall!

  22. Such a wonderful idea! I never thought of grilling them. Perfect. Thanks!

  23. Sounds and looks great! I’m organizing a vegetarian BBQ this February and I’m going to try this (in Duiven, Holland). Can’t wait to taste them.

  24. NoNameRequired says:

    If skewering is not your thing, these should be easy enough to grill using a veggie basket. Thanks for the recipe!

    • lindsay says:

      Oh, the veggie basket is a great idea! I love it! I love the look of the skewers, but the basket would be much easier. :)

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  26. Susan says:

    Thank you so much for posting this. I can’t believe I never thought of putting Brussels sprouts on a skewer. DUH! I’m always looking for different recipes when it comes to sprouts because I can’t stand them boiled or steamed. I love them roasted or grilled with a little bit of char. I was so thrilled to try this recipe out. I went a head and added a little minced garlic and good aged balsamic vinegar. It was heaven and healthy to boot! :)

  27. Michelle says:

    Lovely recipe. I have never though of grilling brussels. I love brussels sprouts but never thought of grilling them. Thanks for such a wonderful recipe. Just by seeing the pictures only, my mouth is watering:)

  28. wow! A new vegetable dish GRILLED BRUSSELS SPROUTS WITH WHOLE GRAIN MUSTARD, will definitely make this and serve to my family member.

  29. Jayden says:

    A very innovative recipe. Lovely idea to grill sported brussels. One of my friends recently turned vegetarian and I was planning to prepare a new dish for her. Now I think I have found one!

  30. Charles Ford says:

    This sounds terrific It is warm here (some storms moving in from Oklahoma where tornadoes went through for two days). I will be grilling these tomorrow and having with tilapia, grilled potatoes and lots of wine.

  31. Kathy Lee says:

    If you use frozen brussel sprouts, would you have to blanch them?

  32. Janet says:

    I usually roast my sprouts in the oven with potato wedges.
    And a generous sprinkle of Mrs Dash.
    This is genius! Part of tomorrow’s dinner for sure.

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  34. Paige says:

    This is a delicious dish. I love veggies and try different recipes out of them. But mostly I eat sprouts. I haven’t tried grilling any of them apart from capsicum and onions. I will try this recipe surely.

  35. Jim says:

    Awesome! I figure I could nuke them instead of blanching?

  36. Liam Hill says:

    The grilled Brussels sprouts with whole green mustard contains all the nutritious ingredients like sprouts which are the rich sources of proteins,Vitamin rich grain mustard,tamarind and olive oil which has comparatively less cholesterol.Many foodies binge on unhealthy and unwholesome fast food just to satisfy their taste buds.But very few health concious people have the knowledge of nutritious values and proper diet.I appreciate this post for sharing this tasty and mouthwatering dish full of nutrients with readers.

  37. miller logan says:

    I haven’t tried grilling Brussels anytime. I think this is something new I am reading. i am really excited about trying this recipe this weekend, I think using olive oil is a very good for our health. I use it a lot in cooking as I am dieting now.

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  39. I think this is a very innovative recipe. I haven’t heard or seen anybody grilling brussels sprouts. I cannot wait to try this recipe this weekend. I pretty excited to try it out because my partner is going to around to have a taste of it.

  40. What a tasty,mouth watering dish!
    The pictures are making me feel more hungry.I was lucky to havefound this blog at the correct time and my guests on last weekend party had a treat of sprouts with whole grain mustard from me.I added red chilli powder and lemon juice to get a pinch of bitter taste.I appreciate you for sharing this wondeful recipe with us and I am quite excited to try it out many more times from now.

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    These look sooo good on my bbq, can’t wait to taste it! I am doing this right now!! hmmmm! :)

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  50. Julie Turner says:

    Completely delicious with honey and honey mustard!!

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