Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Cranberries

I’m proud to say that this recipe often converts those who swear they dislike Brussels sprouts. Thinly sliced Brussels sprouts are so easy to saute and adding toasted pecans and cranberries give this dish balance and depth. It makes a wonderful side dish for poultry or white fish, and it’s packed with fiber and phytonutrients!

Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Pecans and Cranberries
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins
Servings: 6
Author: Michelle Babb MS, RD, CD
  • ½ cup pecans
  • 1 pound Brussels sprouts
  • 1-2 tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ cup apple juice sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • ¼ cup vegetable broth
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread pecans on a baking sheet and toast the pecans for 5-7 minutes (until fragrant). Remove pecans from the oven and place in a food processor and pulse until roughly chopped. (If you don't have a food processor, you can just rough chop the pecans.)
  2. Thinly slice Brussels sprouts. In large sauté pan or cast iron skillet, heat olive oil on medium heat. Add sliced Brussels sprouts and toss until thoroughly coated with oil. Add cranberries and sea salt and sauté for 2-3 minutes, tossing as necessary. Deglaze the pan with vegetable broth, reduce heat to medium-low, cover and allow to simmer for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Remove from heat, add pecans, and toss thoroughly. Serve warm.