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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Dijon, Walnuts, and Crispy Crumbs
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Contributed by: DreaAdded: Oct 31, 2007 at 05:40 PM


A delicious way to eat Brussels sprouts.

Best Used By Blood Types:
  • Type A (3 beneficials)
  • Type A Non Secretor (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB (3 beneficials)
  • Type AB Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type B (2 beneficials)
  • Type B Non Secretor (4 beneficials)
  • Type O (2 beneficials)
  • Side Dish
  • 1/4 cup plus 1 Tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 Tablespoons Dijon-style mustard [mustard recipes]
  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce (can omit)
  • 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds, slightly toasted and crushed
  • 3/4 teaspoon sea salt
  • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, cut through core, and quartered.
  • 1 Tablespoon ghee
  • 1 cup course bread crumbs (100% rye sourdough works well)
  • 1/2 cup walnuts, chopped
  • Several grinds of freshly-ground black pepper (can omit)
How to make it:
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Whisk in a bowl: 1/4 cup olive oil, mustard, Worcestershire sauce, caraway seeds, salt, and pepper.
  3. Add Brussels sprouts and toss to coat.
  4. Spread onto parchment paper lined baking sheets.
  5. Roast 20-25 minutes or until the leaves are gently browned, while the core is tender.


  6. Heat 1 Tablespoon olive oil and ghee in a pan over medium-high heat.
  7. Add bread crumbs, all at once, and toss to coat.
  8. Reduce heat to medium.
  9. Add walnuts and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  10. Cook, stirring constantly, until crumbs are slightly browned and crispy.
  11. Dump onto a double layer of paper towels to drain excess fat.
  12. Sprinkle topping over Brussels sprouts just before serving.

BTD Core Ingredients Analysis:

NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Walnut (English)1 ,2 B B B B N B B B
Mustard, Dry  N N N N N N N N
Ghee (Clarified Butter)1 N N N B N B N N
Caraway  N N N N N N N N
Olive Oil1 ,2 B B B B B B B B
Brussel Sprout1 ,2 N N N N B B N A
Sea Salt1 N N N N N N N N

BTD Variations and Substitutions Analysis:

Grain Product(s)
NameNotesA SecA NonABSecABNonB SecB NonO SecO Non
Spelt Flour/Products2 ,3 N N N N N N N A
Rye/100% Rye Bread2 ,3 B B B B A A N N

[1] This recipe uses ingredients which may help limit bacterial overgrowth.
[2] This recipe uses ingredients rich in lignans.
[3] This recipe uses ingredients with a high glycemic index.

  • This recipe is gluten free.
  • This recipe uses ecologically friendly ingredients.

    If an ingredient is an avoid for your blood type, then try using a BTD compliant variant/substitute or leaving the item out of the recipe.

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    Revision History:
    • Revised Oct 31, 2007 at 05:40 PM By: Drea