Brussels Sprouts with Pecans & Cranberries

Photo via Rachel Shultz

This is one of the recipes that I made for the first time and served over the weekend for our Easter dinner potluck. I failed at taking many useful pictures between multi-tasking in the kitchen and opening the door as guests arrive so I had to use the photo from the original recipe. I made a few tweaks like using coconut oil instead of olive oil and eliminating the barley and there was no lack in taste. 

1 lb. brussels sprouts
1 tablespoon coconut oil
2/3 cup cranberries
1/3 cup pecans
1/3 cup crumbled gorgonzola cheese 
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 
1 tablespoon maple syrup

What To Do:
1. Cook brussels sprouts and cranberries in coconut oil over medium heat for 8 minutes.
2. Add balsamic vinegar and maple syrup and cook for an additional 2 minutes before removing from heat. 
3. Add the walnuts and stir well in pan or toss in a mixing bowl.
4. Top with crumbled gorgonzola. 

That's my blurry picture of the final product but I can attest that it was a delicious side to serve for any holiday dinner. Kerri loved it too! ;-)

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  1. I just recently started liking brussel sprouts (Christmas time when my SIL made them). I might be inclined to try this recipe since it looks amazing!

  2. Oh my word! I'm always looking for new ways to do Brussel sprouts as it's not a favourite veggie of mine so I have to find ways to dress it up. This is wonderful !

  3. I'm always a little nervous making brussel sprouts on my own, so I need to convince someone to make this recipe for me!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  4. Looks like a delicious and healthy salad! :)

  5. This sounds so yummy - I'm sure it was a holiday crowd pleaser!

  6. This looks delicious!!! I have used shaved brussels in salad but never cooked them before. I really need to try this!!! Random question, when you cook stuff with coconut oil...can you taste the coconut flavor at all?

  7. This sounds so delicious! I love brussels and I love salads that incorporate fruit so I'm sold!

  8. This is one of my fave recipes! I don't make it with barley either. Sometimes, I add bacon and cook the brussel sprouts in the same pan after, then don't use the maple syrup. Essentially, I love brussel sprouts with anything!

  9. girl this dish - i am literally running to publix after work so i can make it and i think it will be a whole meal for me. haha. it is so good! and i told my mom who is making it stat :) good work! xo

  10. I've never tried making brussel sprouts! I feel like it's one of those things you can easily mess up... LOL! But this sounds amazing! I love anything with balsamic! Haha!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  11. Mmmm sounds delicious! Definitely a must try :)

    Justine @ Charm City Ciemny's

  12. Mmmmmm, I LOVE brussels sprouts! This would make a great dish for Christmas too, with the red and green colors :)

  13. These look absolutely delicious! My go to is usually balsamic roasted brussels sprouts but these will be the next ones I try!

  14. So glad you posted the recipe for this I was drooling the last time you mentioned it. So yummy! Pinning!

  15. I'm obsessed with anything with pecans. looks so good!

  16. How did I miss this the other day?! Major fail on my part, it looks amazing :-D

  17. Looks so good! Did you chop up the brussel sprouts first?

  18. You always make food look so good even brussel sprouts which really isn't my fave!