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Recipe: Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Dried Cherries

Winning Recipe | Healthiest

Everyone knows that Brussels sprouts are supposed to be healthy, and they are, but they can also be deliciously prepared. Good food is supposed to be enjoyable! Try this sweet and savory blend of real food ingredients for a satisfying heart-healthy dish.

The recipe calls for natural shelled pecans, but we recommend spicing it up a little with our signature Maple Balsamic flavored pecans! This recipe was submitted by Caitlin in Colorado. You can find this and other great recipes on her blog, ForagedDish.com.

 Ingredients:

  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts, halved
  • 1 teaspoon coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ cup balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • ¼ cup dried cherries
  • ¼ cup lightly toasted Royalty Pecans® (for extra flavor, try it with our sweet and spicy Maple Balsamic pecans)
  • Salt & Pepper

Directions:

Whisk together the balsamic, Dijon, and honey in a small sauce pan. Bring to a slow simmer on the stove.

While the vinegar reduces, heat the coconut oil in a skillet over medium heat. Once the oil is hot, add the minced garlic and Brussels sprouts. Stir occasionally, allowing Brussels sprouts to sear on each side. Cook for 8 to 10 minutes, until the sprouts begin to crisp and are cooked through. Remove from heat.

Check on the balsamic reduction: it is ready when it has reduced to about half (¼ cup), and is thick enough to coat the back of a spoon. Once it is ready, pour it over the cooked Brussels sprouts and toss to coat. Stir in half of the cherries and pecans, and sprinkle with salt and pepper.

Transfer the sprouts to your serving dish, and top with remaining cherries and pecans. Serves 2-3 people.

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