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Brussel Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts

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!

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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.


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 in 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.
  4. Stir in the brussel sprouts and cook for 4 minutes.
  5. Add the apples; season with salt, pepper, and fresh chopped rosemary. 
  6. Cook for an additional 4 to 5 minutes, or until tender, stirring frequently. 
  7. In the meantime, make the candied walnuts by combining butter and sugars in a skillet and then stir in chopped walnuts. 
  8. Transfer brussel sprouts and apples to a serving bowl and stir in candied walnuts.
  9. Garnish with pomegranate seeds (optional) and serve. 

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 in dried cranberries instead.  

Lastly, this salad is good when served warm OR cold. 

brussels sprouts and apples cooked in a skillet.


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. 


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

brussels sprouts and sliced apples with pomegranate seeds.



chopped brussels sprouts salad with apples and walnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts

Katerina | Diethood
A delicious side dish of brussels sprouts tossed together with tart apples and garnished with candied walnuts.
5 from 10 votes
Servings : 4 servings
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins


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 pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • pomegranate arils, for garnish
For the Walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts


  • Heat butter and olive oil in a large 12-inch skillet over medium heat.
  • Add prepared Brussel sprouts to the skillet and cook for 4 minutes over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in sliced apples, 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 sugars to the melted butter and stir until incorporated; mix in walnuts and continue to stir around for about a minute.
  • Remove from heat and set aside.
  • Remove Brussels sprouts and apples from heat and let cool for a minute.
  • Spoon salad onto serving plate and garnish with candied walnuts and pomegranate arils.
  • Serve.




Calories: 296 kcal | Carbohydrates: 27 g | Protein: 5 g | Fat: 21 g | Saturated Fat: 7 g | Cholesterol: 23 mg | Sodium: 105 mg | Potassium: 553 mg | Fiber: 7 g | Sugar: 16 g | Vitamin A: 1158 IU | Vitamin C: 100 mg | Calcium: 59 mg | Iron: 2 mg | Net Carbs: 20 g

Nutritional info is an estimate and provided as courtesy. Values may vary according to the ingredients and tools used. Please use your preferred nutritional calculator for more detailed info.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brussel sprouts recipe, brussel sprouts salad, brussels sprouts side dish recipe, easy side dish, side dish for thanksgiving, vegetarian dish
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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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41 comments on “Brussel Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts”

  1. 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!

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