Orange-Spiked Shaved Brussels Sprouts

Orange-Spiked Shaved Brussels Sprouts
Photo by Brian Wetzstein

This veggie-loaded side dish teems with a trifecta of potentially cancer-fighting ingredients: Florida Orange Juice (FLOJ) delivers antioxidants, vitamin C and beta-carotene — along with folate, which helps protect the integrity of DNA and prevent genetic changes that may lead to cancer; Brussels sprouts feature fiber, additional folate and glucosinolates that are currently being studied for anticancer properties; and onions — part of the allium family linked to reduced risk of stomach and colon cancer.

This sponsored recipe is brought to you by the Florida Department of Citrus as part of Food & Nutrition‘s Recipe Roundup program. Click for more FLOJ recipes!

PREP TIME: 10 minutes
COOKING TIME: 30 minutes


1 ⅛ cups Florida Orange Juice
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
5 cups shaved Brussels sprouts (10-ounce package)
2 cups thinly sliced red onion
½ teaspoon kosher salt
¼ cup toasted pecan pieces
2 tablespoons FLOJ


In a medium saucepan, bring FLOJ to a boil over medium-high heat. Reduce heat and continue a soft boil uncovered for about 18 minutes or until the juice is reduced to about 2 or 3 tablespoons. Stir occasionally and adjust heat as necessary to avoid overboiling. Remove saucepan from heat and stir in Dijon mustard. Set aside.

Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and coat with extra-virgin olive oil. Sauté shaved Brussels sprouts for 3 to 4 minutes. Add onion and salt and sauté for another 3 minutes or to desired tenderness.

NUTRITION PER SERVING: 224 calories, 12g total fat, 1g saturated fat, 0mg cholesterol, 415mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate, 6g fiber, 12g sugar, 6g protein, N/A total potassium; 1 cup of FLOJ contains 470 mg potassium

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