Cranberry Walnut Brussel Sprouts

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Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and WalnutsBrussel sprouts have always had a negative connotation. They are that one vegetable that most people always feed to the dog under the table, or scrape into the garbage after dinner. But take my advice and have no fear of this stereotypically described distasteful food. I have recently found an obsession with this green legume. They are crunchy and salty like french fries, and make a great side for lunch, dinner, or even a savory healthy snack. I have a simple recipe, courtesy of Food Network, that will make you fall in love with brussel sprouts just like I did. Its so easy, and I hope it will spur some creativity to try some other new vegetables.
 Brussel Sprouts with Cranberries and Walnuts
Cranberry Walnut Brussel Sprouts
fresh brussel sprouts
3 tablespoon of olive oil
3/4 teaspoon of salt
1/2 teaspoon of pepper
Cut the ends of the brussel sprouts and remove the outer leaves. Mix together the brussel sprouts, olive oil, salt, and pepper. Cook on a sheet pan for 35-40 min at 400 degrees until crunchy on the outside and tender on the inside. Shake from time to time while cooking to brown the sprouts evenly. Salt to taste and serve immediately.
Quick Tip:
To make this side more lovely, add some fresh walnuts and cranberries with about 10 min left to cook for a little more flavor.
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  1. August 15, 2014 / 12:01 pm

    Ummmm loving this combination!!! I actually have a side dish that is similar that I’ll be posting next, next week on my food blog!! I definitely need to switch it up and try this concoction though!! Sounds divine paired next to a well seasoned chicken breast or even along side a skirt steak!?

  2. August 17, 2014 / 8:18 am

    I ADORE brussel sprouts! I love to sautee them with other veggies so they get really brown and almost charred, while still being crispy in the middle!

    MMmm, good!

  3. Susan M
    August 17, 2014 / 11:33 am

    Thanks for sharing, Molly!! I came to love sprouts, too, in the last few years. The key for me is to only buy the baby ones – they aren’t so strong tasting. Your recipe sounds so yummy! I’m glad to see Heather enjoying them, too, now. She surely hated them growing up, haha 🙂 It’s nice to meet you online! I’ve heard a lot about you and your Mother.

  4. August 18, 2014 / 12:20 pm

    This looks delish! I’m the only one in my family who eats Brussel Sprouts so I say “Great, more for me!” Can’t wait to try it.

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