Recipe: Sautéed Brussel Sprouts

This brussel sprout recipe is a staple in our house.  We were at Perilla having dinner one night and had a dish prepared similarly.  I decided to try a healthier version at home using refined walnut oil instead of butter.  Nut oils can be a nice alternative to olive oil when sautéing vegetables, especially when adding dried fruits and nuts to them.  The combination adds an earthiness and heartiness that I enjoy in the colder months.

Side note: Whenever I prepare them I make 2-3x extra for leftovers.  They are so good my husband will eat them cold for breakfast.

Serves 2


– 1 pound Brussel Sprouts

– 1 1/2 tablespoons refined Walnut Oil

– 1/2 cup Toasted Pine Nuts

– 1/2 cup Dried Cranberries

– Salt and Pepper to taste


*To toast the pine nuts: turn a skillet on high heat and put the nuts in without any oil for 1-2 minutes, until they are lightly golden.

For brussel sprouts:

Trim the stem ends off the Brussels sprouts and halve each sprout lengthwise.

Step 1

Pull off all of the green leaves and set aside.

The Leaves

Leave the remaining yellow/whitish inside for garbage.

For the garbage, the birds, or a vegetable stock

Heat up a large skillet and add walnut oil, toss in the brussel sprouts leaves and let cook on medium heat for around 5 minutes until they start to reduce and get soft, then toss in the cranberries and toasted pine nuts and continue tossing until sprouts have a nice mix of green, brown and golden color, around 5 more minutes.


Brussel Sprouts are rich in vitamin A and C, high in dietary fiber, folic acid and protein.

Dried cranberries are high in vitamin C and antioxidants.

Pine nuts are high in protein, iron, and rich in magnesium.

Walnut oil is an excellent source of omega-3 fatty acids.

Fun Fact: Brussels Sprouts were named after the capital of Belgium where it is

thought that they were first cultivated.



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