Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Balsamic, Honey, and Walnuts

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Roasting is an easy cooking method that enhances the flavour of this hearty winter vegetables. Browned and crisp, those Brussels sprouts are roasted with a mixture of balsamic vinegar, olive oil and honey, then tossed with chopped walnuts and pomegranate pearls. While this humble and versatile side dish easy enough for weeknight meals, it's also good for the dinner parties.

  • 700 g Brussels sprouts, trimmed
  • 1 Shallots, sliced
  • 2 tbsp Olive oil
  • 2-3 tbsp Balsamic vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp Honey
  • 2-3 sprig Thyme
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp Walnuts, roasted and chopped
  • 1 tbsp Pomegranate pearls
  1. Preheat oven to 200C400F. Remove the outer leaves from Brussels sprouts and trim the stems. Cut the sprouts in half. Slice the shallots and place them in a roasting pan together with Brussels sprout halves.
  2. Combine olive oil, Balsamic vinegar and honey in a small bowl. Toss the Brussels with Balsamic mixture and thyme sprigs. Season with salt and black pepper.
  3. Roast, tossing twice during cooking, until the Brussels sprouts are tender and lightly browned, about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven. Add in chopped roasted walnuts and pomegranate pearls. Serve immediately. | © 2011 | | © 2011 |


Rosa's Yummy Yums 21/12/11 07:17

That is a fabulous side dish! I love rossated Brussel sprouts. And with pomegranate seeds, mmmhhh.



Robyn 21/12/11 07:27

I love roasted Brussels sprouts! The pomegranate seeds add a wonderful splash of color, nice!

jasna varcakovic 21/12/11 07:40

Walnuts are soo good (rich with all good oils) and practical...they can mix all kinds of food. Beautiful meal, Angie!

sangeeta 21/12/11 07:47

Wow...this can be my standalone lunch any day...such lovely flavors and textures!!!

Anonymous 21/12/11 08:01

LOVE this! I never thought about using honey and walnuts! BRILLIANT! Thanks for sharing!

lena 21/12/11 08:19

light and bet this is going to be tasty! merry christmas to you, angie!

Kiran @ 21/12/11 08:26

Brussels sprouts wit pom seeds, goes hand in hand. I love roasted bsprouts!!!

Elin 21/12/11 08:53

This is a great side dish. I love the fact that you have added in balsamic vinegar and honey to the brussel sprout and those pom seeds and walnut for some crunch :) Have bookmarked this ! Merry Xmas to you and family :)

Unknown 21/12/11 09:53

Such a healthy and tasty dish....yum

helicoptero telecomandados 21/12/11 10:53

It looks like starter. Sounds delicious and yummy of Brussels sprouts with pom seeds. Even Honey makes it more tasty. My mouth still watering. I am curious for Brussels sprouts.

Fern @ To Food with Love 21/12/11 11:25

Have been searching for brussel sprout recipes and this sounds perfect! And looks really yum!

Unknown 21/12/11 11:25

Perfect timing! I am just looking for roasted brussels sprouts recipe, and I may have just found the one! Yum.

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StephenC 21/12/11 12:15

Roasting has long been our preferred method for B. sprouts. And the pomegranate - what a fabulous idea.

Lisa @ Tarte du Jour 21/12/11 13:19

I adore brussel sprouts and they are sooo good for you too! The pomegranate makes such a beautiful and colorful dish! Great idea!

Belinda @zomppa 21/12/11 14:09

You always know how to make things that many of shy away from look awesome.

Rachana 21/12/11 14:10

This is such a healthy and flavourful side dish.

Ilke 21/12/11 14:25

You know, no matter what how I make this vegetable, my husband and his family resist eating. I think I might have to try this just on my own,sounds great with honey and balsamic.
And your Estonian bread is waiting to be made for Christmas day brunch. Hope it turns out as beautiful as yours.

Carol @ There's Always Thyme to Cook 21/12/11 14:44

I am definitely making this, the Brussels Sprouts look fantastic. Great flavors, love this.

Hornsfan 21/12/11 15:18

YUM! I love brussels sprouts and these sound like an excellent twist on a classic!

Lora 21/12/11 16:12

ooh this is just gorgeous. I am always on the lookout for good brussel sprout recipes. This one's a keeper!

Claudia 21/12/11 16:20

This is definitely one jazzed-up vegetable all decked out for the holidays. Love that they are roasted - and those Pomegranate Pearls just shimmer. Wishing you a joyful holiday weekend - may your days be merry and bright!

Kathy 21/12/11 17:32

What a fabulous looking dish! I would love this. Yummy!

Eva 21/12/11 18:06

What a wonderful holiday dish. We usually have brussel sprouts on Christmas Eve and this recipe would be a lovely change.

wok with ray 21/12/11 18:07

Your recipe and photography just gave Brussel Sprouts the biggest favor in improving their image to a lot of people. If they look this gorgeous, I am eating them. Happy Holidays, Angie!! :)

Anna's kitchen table 21/12/11 18:46

Angie, you've made sprouts look wonderful, colourful !

Namitha 21/12/11 19:04

That's a wonderful twist to the usual roasted brussels sprouts. Have a wonderful holiday season Angie !

Stephanie 21/12/11 19:29

I am so glad it is brussel sprout season. This dish looks wonderful. I can see how the honey would be great. I am lookig forward to trying it. Great post.

Lisa | Authentic Suburban Gourmet 21/12/11 20:10

Delish! I love new ways to make brussels sprouts. I could actually eat these every night. Love your recipe and will need to make soon. Happy Holidays!!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen 21/12/11 20:30

Roasting is my favorite way to make Brussels sprouts and the addition of honey and walnuts sounds delightful! Great recipe!

Rosita Vargas 21/12/11 22:15

Querida Angie es un plato fabuloso para navidad,feliz navidad y muchas bendiciones,abrazos hugs,hugs.

Devaki @ weavethousandflavors 21/12/11 23:04

Such wonderful holiday flavors here Angie - perfect for the season :)

Happy Holidays!!!

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

Juliana 22/12/11 00:14

This Brussels sprout dish looks delicious, like the idea of walnut and pomegranate, very colorful as well.
Angie, Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones :-)

Velva 22/12/11 01:11

I know that brussels sprouts are a love em or hat em vegetable but, I love them. Served up in your version is extra-special. Very nice. Perfect for the holiday table.


Jo 22/12/11 01:14

Very delish. In fact I did a similar recipe last weekend when I had an early Xmas celebration dinner. It was great!

Ana Regalado 22/12/11 01:31

Haven't tried brussel sprouts but that looks really delicious ! With all the flavor you put in there , it must be good ;)

tigerfish 22/12/11 03:03

Pomegranate on the roasted brussel sprouts - it's delicious! I have tried it before. The balance of flavors and texture is superb!

Becki's Whole Life 22/12/11 03:14

Yumm...I love brussels sprouts and the balsamic glaze and pomegranates sound wonderful...always need to have a little sweetness with them.

Cheah 22/12/11 03:22

This dish is so inviting. Can't help admiring your pics!

Asmita 22/12/11 06:12

Yummy side dish. Now who wouldn't want to eat those and your photographs are lovely!

Gina Stanley 22/12/11 07:47

I love the pom arils in there. I was just thinking to myself again the other day, I need to make that chicken parm with the avocado soon, just so I can stop thinking about it, lol. Wishing you and your family a Very Merry Christmas!

Priya Suresh 22/12/11 10:15

Great looking roast brussels sprouts..

Unknown 22/12/11 12:54

Always love the brussels sprouts and glad that I always can find it in the near traditional market :)
tq for the recipe angie... brussels and balsamic is a must but never try it with honey... must to try!
and glad u choose to roast it! ;)

Joanne 22/12/11 12:57

I saw these on foodgawker yesterday and was instantly enamored! Love the flavors here! The perfect compliment to brussels sprouts!

Anonymous 22/12/11 13:25

I didn't know brussel sprouts could get better - but you took them to a new level of deliciousness Angie.
:-) Mandy

angela@spinachtiger 22/12/11 14:39

We eat brussels sprouts all the time, roasted. I love the addition of the honey. This looks so healthy and wonderful.

Melanie @ Melanie Cooks 22/12/11 15:16

What a fancy way to serve brussel sprouts! Roasting brings out the best flavor out of them, looks so tasty!

Sarah Naveen 22/12/11 15:56

Beautiful pics..looks oh so yummy!!

Merry Christmas Dear !

Elisabeth 22/12/11 16:43

Anyone that doesn't like brussel sprouts will "think twice" about your version, Angie. So festive colorful, and totally gourmet! Beautiful presentation, as well!

Liz That Skinny Chick Can Bake 22/12/11 17:24

Beautiful dish, Angie!! I'd love a big bowl for my lunch! Happy holidays, my friend!

Anonymous 22/12/11 18:40

That dish is gorgeous, Angie! I'm not even a fan of Brussels sprouts, but I think I would be just fine eating them if they're prepared this way. :)

Faith 22/12/11 19:53

What a gorgeous dish! It's so full of flavor too -- I love your tasty additions!

Evelyne CulturEatz 22/12/11 20:44

Brussels sprouts seems to be making quite a come back. Not my favorite veggie but this recipe might do the trick to make me change my mind.

FOODESSA 22/12/11 22:30

As a child...these very healthy veggies got tossed aside without hesitation...hated them. Since, I also started roasting childhood angst has disappeared. I'll have to add Pomegranate pearls to sweeten the deal next time ;o)

...Dear Angie,
Just briefly passing by to wish you and your loved ones the finest of Holiday seasons.
I'm very much looking forward to hopefully soon joining my Foodies again ;o) Until then, all the very best towards a desirable New Year.

Flavourful wishes,

OohLookBel 22/12/11 23:46

I love roasted brussels sprouts, especially the crunchy bits. The pomegranate seeds really add a festive touch, too.

Amy 23/12/11 01:37

I just love sprinkling pomegranate onto everything at this time of year. They are so pretty and festive (tasty, too). This looks like a great holiday side dish!

Reeni 23/12/11 03:46

I could eat nothing but a big plate of these and be perfectly happy! These are some of the most beautiful sprouts I ever set eyes on.

kitchen flavours 23/12/11 03:46

This looks wonderful, Angie!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Reem | Simply Reem 23/12/11 07:11

Such a beautiful dish...
Brussels sprouts with balsamic, pomegranate seeds and walnuts...Yummm...

Magic of Spice 23/12/11 08:31

What a perfect way to highlight brussels sprouts...gorgeous salad!
Happy Holidays Angie, wishing you a lovely one

Sanjeeta kk 23/12/11 09:27

Brussels sprouts are my fav. and what a wonderful way to enjoy them!
Happy holidays and have loads of fun and goodies, Angie!

Three-Cookies 23/12/11 10:10

I've bought brussel sprouts once and never bought it again. Seeing this recipe makes me want to try again, thanks for the inspiration

Only Fish Recipes 23/12/11 14:14

wow...fabulous recipe with brussel sprouts...gorgeous salad !

Sweet Twist - Meg 23/12/11 14:21

Sounds Delish!! Pinned -

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen 23/12/11 14:40

What a lovely side dish for the holiday table. Looks fabulous as always Angie. Hope you have a very lovely holiday season.

EA-The Spicy RD 23/12/11 15:41

Saw these recommended by Rebecca from Chow and Chatter and heynlook fabulous! I have been thinking about Brussels Sprouts for Christmas dinner and your recipe looks perfect :-). Happy Holidays!

tasteofbeirut 23/12/11 17:29

I don't think I have ever roasted brussel sprouts, I am going to next time as this dish really appeals to me!

Katerina 23/12/11 20:42

I have never tried Brussels sprouts roasted. but it sure looks tempting!

Jocie's Mom 23/12/11 21:44

Never thought I'd be wanting to try a brussels sprout recipe!! :)

lisa is cooking 23/12/11 23:09

I love roasted brussels sprouts! These look so great with the pomegranate seeds.

Culinary Collage 23/12/11 23:56

This recipe looks amazing. I was never a fan of brussel sprouts until I discovered roasting them.

Sonia ~ Nasi Lemak Lover 24/12/11 02:24

Roasting always resulted good Flavours . Wishing you a blessed Christmas and Happy New Year.

Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness 24/12/11 03:25

I love the colors of this dish. I am not a fan of brussel sprouts, but these do look tasty. Happy holidays!

Roxana GreenGirl {A little bit of everything} 24/12/11 13:22

I love Brussels Sprouts and this dish sounds so delicious!
Happy Holidays Angie!

Amanda @ Thinly Sliced Cucumber 24/12/11 13:52

Roasted vegetables are amazing aren't they? I love how how added the pomegranate seeds - so festive!

Jeannie 24/12/11 16:11

Hmmmm..this dish looks really healthy and delicious, would love to try some if only the brussels sprouts are not so expensive here! Merry Christmas to you Angie:D

ann low 24/12/11 16:21

A perfect and healthy Christmas treat.
Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

Lenia 24/12/11 20:23

It looks fantastic!Merry Christmas,dear!

fimere 24/12/11 20:58

c'est très tentant, j'adore
bonne soirée

Joyti 24/12/11 21:48

Sounds delicious! I love brussels sprouts, especially roasted ones.
Happy holidays to you too!

Biren @ Roti n Rice 24/12/11 22:08

Those roasted brussel sprouts would make a lovely side dish for the Christmas table. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

Savoring Italy 25/12/11 00:37

I'm a brussel sprout fan and really can't wait to try this recipe. Thinking of making for side dish tomorrow since I have all the ingredients. Merry Christmas, Angie:)xx

Lindsey @ Gingerbread Bagels 25/12/11 17:37

Oh my goodness these brussel sprouts look amazing! Thanks so much for the recipe, it sounds sooooo good. :)

Betty @ scrambled henfruit 28/12/11 04:01

Roasting is my favorite way to eat brussels sprouts, and this recipe looks absolutely delicious. I'm definitely trying this one. :)

Shoutforfood 28/12/11 07:50

awesome! thanks for sharing!

Sylvia@Peaches and Donuts 28/12/11 22:20

I've only ever parboiled and stirfried brussel sprouts so I'm looking forward to roasting them so this recipes will come into use really soon! Thanks for sharing! It looks amazing!

OysterCulture 1/1/12 03:25

I've been craving brussel sprouts lately and these sound amazing.

MaryMoh 2/1/12 06:47

Happy New Year to you, Angie! Love your brussels sprouts. I love that you added walnuts to it. Never thought of that. I will have to add that next time I cook it.

Unknown 3/1/12 00:49

I love brussels sprout but hubby doesn't. This recipe just might sell him.

Happy New Year, Angie.

Lauren 8/1/12 14:33

Love the flavors here and another place to sneak my beloved walnuts. Tweeted this now must make.

alvina 4/4/12 07:46

Roasted Brussels sprouts is my favorite when i free at a time i made this. But here are some extra ordinary recipes of it. I will definitely try on it. Thanks for sharing.

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