Shaved Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Herb Pesto - a healthy, quick and easy dinner recipe for busy nights for all those brussels sprouts lovers out there.

Shaved Brussels Sprouts Pasta with Herb Pesto

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 4 -6


  • 1 lbs brussels sprouts (450g)
  • 500 g whole wheat linguine
  • 3 cups mix of fresh basil, coriander, and parsley
  • 1/2 cup flavourless oil such as sunflower or avocado oil
  • 1/2 cup Gruyère cheese (100g)
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • pepper
  • Parmesan cheese


  1. Bring 4 liters in a big pot to the boil.
  2. Heat a little oil in a large pan over medium heat.
  3. Wash and shave your brussels sprouts with the shaving attachment of your food processor (a mandolin will do the trick as well but can be quite time consuming).
  4. Add to hot pan and fry brussels sprouts moving frequently to avoid burning until soft and starting to brown all over.
  5. Wash and destalk herbs and add about 1 cup basil leaves, 1 cup coriander leaves and 1 cup parsley leaves into your food processor.
  6. Peel and crush garlic and add to food processor.
  7. Add pine nuts, salt, pepper, oil and grated Gruyère cheese to food processor and process until reaching a smooth consistency (about 3-4 minutes).
  8. Add pasta to boiling water and cook as instructed on the package.
  9. Drain pasta when al dente, add back to pot, add fried brussels sprouts and pesto and mix well.
  10. Serve with Parmesan cheese sprinkled on top.