Brussels Sprouts in Tahini Sauce


This is a great, tasty recipe.  We’ve found even people who don’t like sprouts enjoy them when they are cooked like this.  You get all the goodness of a green vegetable combined with the benefits of sesame seeds which contain iron and several other minerals.  Serves 4



750g Sprouts

50g vegan marg

1 onion – finely chopped

1 clove garlic – crushed

25g plain flour

4tbsp Tahini paste

½ vegan stock cube – crumbled

350ml orange juice

150ml water


Sesame seeds and orange twists to garnish



Wash and trim the sprouts removing any tough outer leaves – cut a cross in the stem of each sprout.  Cook them in a pan of boiling water for 8-10 minutes until al dente.

Make the sauce by melting the marg and gently frying the onion and garlic for about 5 minutes until soft and lightly browned.  Sprinkle in the flour and stir over a gentle heat for 3 minutes.  Add the tahini and the stock cube and stir until smooth.  Gradually stir in the orange juice and water and simmer until the sauce is thick and smooth. 

Drain the sprouts, move them to a warmed serving dish and pour the sauce over them.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds and orange twists then serve immediately.


The sauce is also great with other seasonal green veggies……