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    Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Leeks (Gluten-Free)

    Jefferson Adams
    • This simple gluten-free recipe for Brussels sprouts is packed with delicious flavor.

    Brussels Sprouts with Ham and Leeks (Gluten-Free)
    Caption: Image: CC--Peter O'Connor aka anemoneprojectors

    Celiac.com 11/03/2018 - I’ve been looking for new ways to enjoy Brussels sprouts lately. This recipe is simple to make and packed with deliciousness. All you need is some some good ham, a leek, orange juice, cider vinegar, salt pepper and olive oil, and wham, you’ve got a great start to a tasty dinner.


    • 2 pounds Brussels sprouts, trimmed; halved if large
    • 2 tablespoons olive oil
    • ½ cup diced good quality country ham
    • 1 large leek, halved lengthwise, rinsed and thinly sliced crosswise
    • ½ teaspoon salt
    • ¼ teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
    • 3 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
    • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar

    Fill a large stock pot about half way with water, add a teaspoon or two of salt, and bring to a boil over high heat. 

    Add sprouts and cook for 5 to 6 minutes until crisp, but fork tender. 

    Drain sprouts into a colander, discarding the cooking water.

    Return empty pot to heat and reduce heat to medium-high. 

    Add olive oil, ham, leek, salt and pepper. 

    Cook and stir for 2 to 3 minutes until leeks are just tender. 

    Add sprouts; cook and stir for 2 minutes more or until heated through. 

    Drizzle with orange juice and vinegar, and toss until coated. Transfer to a serving dish. 

    Cover sprouts with pan juices and serve.

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    Sounds delicious!! Which ham is gluten-free? Used to only be two places you could order gluten-free ham from.  Has this changed over the years? I love my Brussels sprouts and leeks!! Yum! 

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  • About Me

    Jefferson Adams earned his B.A. and M.F.A. at Arizona State University, and has authored more than 2,000 articles on celiac disease. His coursework includes studies in biology, anatomy, medicine, and science. He previously served as Health News Examiner for Examiner.com, and provided health and medical content for Sharecare.com. Jefferson has spoken about celiac disease to the media, including an appearance on the KQED radio show Forum, and is the editor of the book "Cereal Killers" by Scott Adams and Ron Hoggan, Ed.D.