Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets

…with blue cheese and walnuts!

I know. You were expecting another paleo cookie recipe, but party’s over, folks – time for some vegetation.

Trust me, this is for my own good.

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with Blue Cheese and Walnuts #sidedish #recipe

Between last week’s Cardamom Almond Thumbprints,  Maple Pecan Gluten Free ShortbreadChocolate Dipped Coconut Macaroons, and testing and re-testing a quickbread recipe using my face as the “test” guage, my holy temple has not seen the light of fiber for many moons. The last seven days has been a whirlwind of mixing, preheating, and baking, so this weekend I decided to take some time to myself and…bake some more. And catch up on movies I didn’t know existed, like Guardians of the Galaxy and Snowpiercer. < – Evidence I live under a rock.

I’ll be showing you the result of the aforementioned “quickbread testing” later this week, but for now: vitamins. Get this holy temple some greeeeeen! Today, we take a brief hiatus from treat-ly things and talk side dishes.

Namely, you need side dishes for your Christmas feast.

That is all.

Good talk.

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with Blue Cheese and Walnuts #sidedish #recipe

There’s so much, yet so little going on in this brussels sprouts and beet skillet. The componentry is simple and straightforward, but the result is a bamboozle of flavors and textures. Side note: if you don’t like brussels sprouts, beets, and/or blue cheese, you probably won’t enjoy this dish. If you do fancy said componentry, this is your crack. End Aside.

I used Love Beets pre-cooked beets for the recipe by simply chopping them and adding them to the skillet once the brussels sprouts were cooked. If you choose to start with raw beets, you can wrap them in foil and roast them in the oven at 375F for 60 to 90 minutes (until soft and juicy).

This recipe for Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with Blue Cheese and Walnuts was originally published on Love Beet’s recipe page.

Honey-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets with Blue Cheese and Walnuts #sidedish #recipe

Honey Glazed Brussels Sprouts and Beets

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Author: Julia
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds Brussels sprouts trimmed and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 medium beets roasted and chopped (or 1 8.8-oune package Love Beets cooked beets, chopped)*
  • 1/4 cup crumbled blue cheese
  • 1/4 cup raw walnuts chopped

Instructions

  1. In a large (12-inch) sauté pan, heat the oil and butter to medium heat.
  2. Add the Brussels sprouts and allow them to cook cut-side down for 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown.
  3. Add the garlic and the water and cook 3 minutes, uncovered, stirring occasionally.
  4. Place a cover over the Brussels sprouts and cook for 5-8 minutes, or until all of the liquid is absorbed and Brussels sprouts have reached desired “done-ness.”
  5. Add the honey and chopped beets and heat just until the beets are hot (about 1-2 minutes).
  6. Transfer the sautéed Brussels sprouts and beets to a serving dish and add the blue cheese crumbles and chopped walnuts. Toss everything together and serve.

Recipe Notes

*To roast raw beets, wrap them in foil, place on a cookie sheet, and roast in the oven at 375F for 60 to 90 minutes (until soft and juicy). Alternatively, chop the beets and wrap in foil. Place on cookie sheet and roast at 375 degrees F for 40 to 50 minutes.

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Comments

  1. Karishma

    Hahahaha oh my god, I totally get that fiber thing. Some times I go through fruits + veggies first and then bake a lot of dessert + eat a lot of pasta and I am like “where is my fiber?!! I need fiber!” haha

    This salad looks absolutely gorgeous & delicious!

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  2. Sarah A

    Thank you so much for this recipe. I made it yesterday for guests and we all loved it! This dish combines so many favorites and the flavor combination is perfect while being simple to throw together. Yum!!!

    Reply
    1. Julia Post author

      Yeeeeeeah! So happy you and your guests enjoyed it, Sarah! It’s definitely an easy and flavor-packed go-to side dish! Happy New Year! xo

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