Brussels Sprouts Side Dish

Brussels sprouts side dish on a plate with craisins, walnuts, and apples
Brussels sprouts side dish on a plate with craisins, walnuts, and apples

This brussels sprouts side dish is a delicious, semi-sweet dish that goes excellent with just about any meat or grain. It’s simple, easy, and can be eaten warm or cold!

Honestly, I’ve never been the biggest fan of brussels sprouts but only because overcooking can produce a harsh flavor. Brussels sprouts are a member of the cabbage family, containing lots of sulfur. When overcooked, they taste very similarly to garlic or onions. But when cooking gently with appropriate flavors, they can be either sweet or savory.

Some fun facts about these fun mini-cabbages? They are a common winter-stock vegetable and hold up in the freezer pretty well.

They are also loaded with Vitamin C and Vitamin K (so talk with your doctor before adding into your diet if you’re on anti-coagulants).

How to make this Brussels Sprouts Side Dish


  • 2 cups brussels sprouts
  • 1/4 cup white onion, chopped
  • 1 apple
  • 2 clementines
  • 1/4 cup craisins, chopped
  • 1/4 cup walnuts, chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • pinch of salt


  1. Wash brussels sprouts and peel off loose outer layers. Cut each in half, then slice thin. In a bowl, toss with 2 tsps olive oil, 2 tsps balsamic vinegar, and a pinch of salt.

2. Heat a saute pan and add 1 tsp of olive oil. Add onions and cook until translucent. Then add brussels sprouts and cook at medium heat for 2 minutes. Squeeze clementine juice into pan and stir. Continue to cook until brussels sprouts are somewhat tender.

3. Wash apple and cut into cubes. Turn off heat, and add apples, walnuts, and craisins to the pan.

4. Serve while still warm or cool in fridge and serve cold.

Enjoy your brussels sprouts side dish!

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