Brussel Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts

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This Brussel Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts is an amazing Thanksgiving or Christmas side dish. Warm brussel sprouts loaded with tart apples and candied walnuts, this easy recipe is healthy and delicious!

Looking for more brussel sprouts recipes? They these Honey Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Honey Balsamic Glaze!

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Easy Brussel Sprouts Salad Recipe

A Brussel Sprouts Salad packed with all things delicious! Full of fresh and savory flavors with sliced apples, candied walnuts, and pretty little Brussel sprouts to add to the crispy crunch. 

Sweet and salty, healthy and delicious, this warm salad is perfect for a crowd, but also just as great to serve on any given day. AND it only takes 20 minutes to make. ? 

apples and sprouts cooking in a skillet.

How To Make a Salad with Brussel Sprouts

This addictive, hearty winter salad can be paired with all of your meals, but it sure looks pretty on a festive dinner table.

  1. First, you’ll want to cut up those brussel sprouts into fourths.
  2. Then cut the apples into about 1/4-inch slices. Use a green tart apple, like, Granny Smith. 
  3. Next, add butter and olive oil to a skillet to heat up. Stir in the brussel sprouts and cook for 4 minutes. Add the apples; season with salt, pepper, and fresh chopped rosemary. Cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently. 
  4. In the meantime, make the candied walnuts by combining butter and sugars in a skillet and then stir in chopped walnuts. 
  5. Transfer the brussel sprouts and apples to a serving bowl and stir in the candied walnuts. Garnish with pomegranate seeds (optional) and serve. 
brussels sprouts and apples cooked in a skillet.

I like to add feta cheese to this salad sometimes, but bleu cheese would also be great. Chopped crispy bacon would be EVEN better! ? Also, if you don’t have pomegranate arils, you can add dried cranberries instead.   Lastly, FYI, this salad is good when served warm OR cold. 

What Pairs Well with Salads

  • Brussel Sprouts with Apples will go with just about anything, from a delicious Turkey Breast to this amazing Pork Loin to this delightful Prime Rib and everything in between.

How To Store Cooked Brussel Sprouts

  • This is an easy Brussel sprouts recipe to make and it lasts a couple of days in the fridge. Just store in an airtight container and keep refrigerated for 2 to 3 days. 
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Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts

A delicious side dish of brussels sprouts tossed together with tart apples and garnished with candied walnuts.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


For the Salad

  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts,, quartered
  • 2 small tart apples,, cut into 1/4-inch slices (You can also use 1 big apple)
  • salt and fresh ground black pepper,, to taste
  • ½ teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • pomegranate arils, , for garnish

For the Walnuts

  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped walnuts
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  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Add the Brussel sprouts to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in the apple slices, salt, pepper, and rosemary; cook for 4 to 5 minutes or until tender, stirring frequently.
  • In the meantime, prepare the walnuts by starting to melt the butter in a saucepan.
  • Add the sugars to the melted butter and stir until incorporated; mix in the walnuts and continue to stir around for about a minute. Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove the Brussels sprouts and apples from the heat and let cool for a minute.
  • Spoon the salad onto a serving plate and garnish with candied walnuts and pomegranate arils.
  • Serve.


Calories: 296kcal | Carbohydrates: 27g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 21g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 23mg | Sodium: 105mg | Potassium: 553mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 16g | Vitamin A: 1158IU | Vitamin C: 100mg | Calcium: 59mg | Iron: 2mg

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This recipe was originally published on November 16, 2013, and updated with new photos on November 20, 2019.

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  1. Jordan says:

    I tried this recipe out for Thanksgiving two years ago. Both sides of my family have requested it each year since! So easy. I multiply the recipe by 5 to serve my big family. I make the walnuts the night before so the dish comes together in less than an hour with prep!

  2. Sandra says:

    It looks really comforting! I love the combination of fall flavors!