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

Ingredients:

  • 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

Directions:

  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.