Best Ever Brussels Sprouts!

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If you want to watch the video for my recipe, you can check it out below!

Oh my gosh, this was an incredible salad: Pan seared brussels sprouts with roasted beets, pistachios, and roasted grapes with a champagne vinaigrette. Sounds luxurious, eh?

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And it’s Gluten Free, Vegan, Paleo and Specific Carb Diet friendly!

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Here’s what you need: (Serves 1-2)

About 15 brussels sprouts, halved
1 beet, sliced into 1/4 inch rounds
24-30 grapes
1/4 cup shelled pistachios
1 cup baby spinach/per person

3 Tbsp champagne vinegar
3 Tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO)
3 drops pure liquid stevia (or 1/2 tsp honey)
salt and pepper

Baking sheet
Extra Large skillet
Tin Foil – I use non-stock — it’s a game changer!
Good Chef’s Knife (Here’s the one I use and love)

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Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.

Prep your veggies. Line a baking sheet with tin foil and spray with olive oil. Place your beet slices in a single layer. Do not season with salt and pepper yet. Bake for 30 minutes, flipping one at 15 minutes. When you flip them after 15 minutes, add the grapes to the baking sheet and bake them with the beets for the remaining 15 minutes.

While they’re baking, cook your brussels sprouts. Heat 2 tsps – 1 Tbsp EVOO in a large skillet. Place them cut-side-down in a single layer in the pan and then let them sit and form a caramelized crust for about 4 minutes. Flip and let the other side get golden brown, about 3 more minutes. Finish with salt and pepper and set aside.

Next, whisk your dressing ingredients together and set aside.

After you take the beets and grapes out of the oven, let them cool slightly. Then, cut the beets into matchsticks.

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Assemble your salad by placing your Brussels sprouts, beets, grapes and pistachios on a bed of baby spinach. Top with your dressing and dig in!

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Holy cow, this was OUTRAGEOUS!! If you’ve never roasted grapes before, put your laptop down and do it now! They are SO incredible! I’m not even kidding, they taste like candy! They just brush in your mouth with this intensely sweet “grapey” flavor! You see, when they’re roasted, the sugars in the grape caramelize, creating this fabulous, complex, deep sweetness. That complimented the golden, crispy brussels sprouts, the earthy sweet beets, and the salty, crunchy pistachios! And then the champagne vinaigrette bathed everything in this sweet, bright dressing that had the slightest hint of grape!

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And it was SO beautiful too! All the emerald colors made this a regal looking dish. The earthy green brussels sprouts, ruby red grapes, deep purple beets, jade pistachios, and deep green spinach. Picture perfect.

Needless to say, I thought this dish rocked! I WILL be making this dish again soon!

So much for a “humble” brussels sprout! This one stole the show!

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You can watch my cooking demonstration for this recipe here:

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48 responses to “Best Ever Brussels Sprouts!”

  1. Caralyn! You’re killing me! “pistachios, and roasted grapes with a champagne vinaigrette.” OMG sensational and where to I get some; or again like with the pancakes, you mean I have to go get all these wonderful ingredients now and quell my hunger? I need to maybe look at your Wednesday Meal Plan offer after I’ve eaten and then plan ahead right? Pistachios happen to be my favorite nut up there with cashews and this is a winner for sure! I might get this made up soon or if I don’t it will be on my mind too much until I do! Thank you for this great idea that I’m struggling with ATM! I’ll get her done!!!
    Many Blessings! 🙏☀️🌷

    • hahah thanks Lawrence 🙂 They are really so delicious! hope you enjoy this as much as I did!! hugs xo

      • Hey Caralyn, I honestly already know I won’t have to try too hard LOL! I also must admit I haven’t tried all the “delectable” Meal or Desert Plans or Items you’ve provided on your site over time only because I didn’t get “around” to it but if I had tried them all especially the ones that satisfy my sweet tooth and kept them as regular culinary fare or staples; I’d be “a-round” the kitchen in more ways than one!!! Growing up my sisters called me a dinosaur in the kitchen for a reason always checking out the fridge or cupboards to see what else there was to munch on or gobble up; but that high metabolism didn’t let me gain an ounce! I think my sisters were jealous, always on some diet or watching those figures ya know; what do you think? Ha, ha, heee, heeee!!!
        Bears Hugging! 🤗 🤗

      • Caralyn, by the way on a serious note I’m very happy for you; that you really enjoy many of the delicious meals or food items that you promote and prepare, it touches my heart knowing your story!!! Isn’t that so beautiful; just like you! Especially on the inside where you get to bring in those delightful fruits of your labor! Reciprocating dynamic effect! Thanks be to God!
        Hearts and Love! 💛💛💛 🤗

      • Aw thanks Lawrence, that’s really kind of you to say! Hugs and love xox

      • Sometimes I get around to offering it is all, Caralyn! You reminded me I’m being lax!
        After all I got turned on to those Peanut Butter and Jelly Flap Jacks; so I owe for that alone, right? Bear Hugs! OXO

  2. Caralyn, I figure you know I kid a bit so I don’t have any problem with these great Meal Plans getting me hopped up; it’s all good anyway! “Food for thought” here and “Motivation!!!”

  3. Caralyn, your salad looks delicious. Who would have thought to add roasted grapes and beets? I definitely will try this recipe. I watched your cooking video and I have to say well done! Hugs and love!

  4. You do such a great job of describing food! You make foods I have never wanted to try sound absolutely mouthwatering! I might have to get adventurous haha.

    • aw thank you so much!!! yay for adventurous eating! i’m all for it!! glad you stopped by! hugs xox

  5. My dear Caralyn,

    I love brussels – they have a great taste and your salad shown here looks really great and inviting – what a lovely lady you are 🙂

    Sunshine and love to you, my friend 🙂

    • Thank you so much Georganna! Yes! It really is a delicious flavor combination!! Glad you stopped by! Hugs and love xox

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