Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pears

This side dish would be a tasty addition to any meal. The mixture of flavors and textures is very nice.

Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pears

Serving Size: 4


  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 1-2 pears, peeled and cut
  • 1/3 cup walnuts, toasted and chopped
  • 2 tablespoons walnut oil
  • 1 tablespoon fine olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • Balsamic vinegar as garnish

Brussels sprouts in a steamer


  1. Cut the Brussels sprouts in half.
  2. We preferred to steam them, but roasting is also good.
  3. Chop the walnuts, and toast in a dry frying pan.
  4. Prepare the sauce by mixing the oils, vinegar and mustard with sat and pepper.
  5. Depending upon the size of the pears, you will need 1 large or 2 small-medium.
  6. Peel the pears, and cut in medium bite sized chunks, discarding the seeds and core.
  7. When the Brussels sprouts are cooked, place in a bowl, drizzle the sauce over and mix well.
  8. Add the pear pieces and place in a serving dish.
  9. Sprinkle the walnuts over the top and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

2 responses to “Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pears”

  1. eva @5fruitsNveggies says:

    i made this for a quick dinner tonight for the family…i had just bought a big bag of brussel sprouts at costco that were calling my name…

    i also had the pears as well…i did not use walnuts as we had walnuts on oatmeal in the morning…so i used chopped pecans…

    i roasted my brussel sprouts in the oven lightly (aka not french fry style brussel sprouts)…

    i opted for a balsalmic reduction made from balsalmic vinegar and maple syrup instead…just craving more of a sweet dressing…

    i made a quick pilaf of rice in another bowl…

    overall it was easy and delicious!…love to include the anti-inflammatories like b.sprouts and pecans!..this recipe goes into my ‘keep’ folder!

  2. Chris says:

    Hi Eva,
    I’m glad you found e recipe tasty and useful. We enjoyed it also. Brussels sprouts have gotten a “bum rap” for a long time. They are really tasty and there are so many different things you can do with them. We enjoy just drizzling some good olive oil and balsamic vinegar o them. Although, apples and onions are also good, as well as banana soy sauce and coconut. They’re all on the Vegalicious website, and more coming as well. Brussels sprouts are so great.

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