This was a surprisingly tasty appetizer that we enjoyed recently at a restaurant. It was so nice, we wanted to share it with all of you. It is not overly sweet, just lightly so and very walnutty in flavor. A wonderful enhancement for nice fresh Brussels sprouts.

Brussels Sprouts with Walnut Caramel Sauce

Serving Size: 2


  • 12-14 per person Brussels sprouts per person
  • 10 walnuts, ground
  • 2 Tbs. walnut oil
  • 1 Tbs. light brown sugar
  • 1 Tbs. maple or agave syrup
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 cup soy cream or soy milk
  • walnuts, chopped


  1. Place the walnut oil in a small saucepan.
  2. Grind the 10 walnuts to a powder (I used a coffee grinder).
  3. Put the ground walnuts in the walnut oil, and bring to a low heat.
  4. Add the brown sugar syrup and salt.
  5. Heat until it becomes a smooth mixture.
  6. Add the soy cream or milk and mix well.
  7. Season to taste with additional salt or brown sugar.


  1. Clean the Brussels sprouts and cut an X on the bottom stem part.
  2. Steam the Brussels sprouts for 5-8 minutes until they are soft, but still bright green.
  3. Put the caramel sauce in a small dipping bowl and garnish with the chopped walnuts.
  4. Serve the Brussels sprouts with the caramel sauce as a dip.