Sprouts and beans with mint butter

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Beans and sprouts with mint butter
Beans and sprouts with mint butter
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Woman's Weekly recipe Brussels sprouts and beans with mint butter is a lovely way to spruce up a tired sprouts recipe. This simple recipe uses really lovely flavours and it's ready in under 25 minutes which makes it a really quick and easy choice. We love the use of fresh mint - you can buy it year-round from the supermarkets which makes it a lovely flavour to add to this dish. Make this sprouts recipe for Christmas - it''s always a hit with vegetarians who appreciate a Brussels sprouts recipe that doesn't use lardons or bacon. Kids will also love this recipe, even if they're not usually too keen on sprouts.


  • 500g (1lb) Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • Salt and ground black pepper
  • 250g (8oz) Helda beans or other green beans, trimmed and cut into diamond shapes or thinly sliced
  • 30g (1oz) butter
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint


  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil, add the sprouts and some salt. Bring back to the boil and simmer for 3 minutes. Add the beans, bring back to the boil and cook for another 2 minutes.
  2. Drain the vegetables well and run them under cold running water to refresh them. Drain well again. Set aside in a bag or bowl until ready to serve.
  3. Soften the butter and mix in the mint. Keep it in the fridge.
  4. Just before serving, put the sprouts and beans in a large bowl. Cover and microwave on High for 3-4 minutes, stirring halfway through cooking, until piping hot. Tip into a serving dish and top with the mint-flavoured butter and plenty of seasoning.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
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  • Calories 62(kcal)
  • Fat 4.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

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