Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts is a delicious side dish perfect for Thanksgiving. Made with brussels sprouts tossed together with tart apples and garnished with candied walnuts.

Brussels Sprouts and Apple Salad with Candied Walnuts |


Hi there! Happy Sunday!

How are you? What are you doing?

Oh, me, you ask?!?

Nothin’ much, just baking and cooking for Thanksgiving.

Um. Yes, I know it’s two weeks away, but I want to help you out with your menu, thus I’m working on all these wonderful recipes just for you! We are all here to inspire, right?! Right!

Trust me, friends, I am in deep. You have got to see my kitchen. Or, actually, never mind. Don’t even think about peeking in! There are dishes piling up and up… I have flour and powdered sugar all over my counter. There’s butter and cream cheese near the mixer, just sitting around, waiting to be creamed. Then, I have potatoes waiting for me to mash ’em up, chestnuts to be roasted, an apple pie in the oven, and a jar of peanut butter to be… I still don’t know what I’m gonna do with that. Eat it, possibly.

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts |

So, are you a turkey person or a side-dish person? I take just a little slice of turkey and the rest is all stuffing, brussels sprouts, potatoes, cranberry sauce… oh my, excuse moi, I just drooled.

Now, let me be honest. It’s not because this is my recipe that I’m saying this, but this Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts is all the side dish you’re going to need this Holiday season. Yep. This is some seriously delicious stuff.  Just hit print and run!

Don’t believe me?! Is it because of the apples? or the walnuts?! Buhlieve me, it is amaaaaaaze! Think about it; pan roasted brussels sprouts and tart apples, topped with sweet, candied walnuts – incredible!

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts |

Besides, what other Thanksgiving side dish will be ready in 20 minutes, including prep time!?! Exactly!

Git er done!! <— I wish I could get away with saying that (and “y’all”), but somehow my Macedonian/Chicago accent just doesn’t allow it to sound very authentic.

Have a great Sunday and ENJOY!

Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
20 mins
A delicious side dish of brussels sprouts tossed together with tart apples and garnished with candied walnuts.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 280 kcal
For the Salad
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts , quartered
  • 1 big tart apple , sliced
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 1 teaspoon fresh rosemary
For the Walnuts
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
  1. Heat butter and olive oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat.
  2. Add brussels sprouts and apples; season with salt and pepper.
  3. Add rosemary and cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, for 8 minutes, or until tender.
  4. Prepare walnuts by melting butter in saucepan.
  5. Add sugars and stir until incorporated; add walnuts and continue to stir around for about 2 minutes.
  6. Remove from heat and set aside.
  7. Remove brussels sprouts and apples from heat and let cool for 2 minutes.
  8. Spoon salad onto plate and garnish with candied walnuts.
  9. Serve.
Recipe Notes

WW SmartPoints: 11

Nutrition Facts
Brussels Sprouts Salad with Apples and Candied Walnuts
Amount Per Serving
Calories 280 Calories from Fat 180
% Daily Value*
Fat 20g31%
Saturated Fat 6g30%
Cholesterol 22mg7%
Sodium 104mg4%
Potassium 522mg15%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Sugar 13g14%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 1140IU23%
Vitamin C 98.5mg119%
Calcium 58mg6%
Iron 1.9mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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29 Responses
  1. Sarah Z

    Question! Could this salad be prepared ahead of time and served cold? Or would that be gross?? We have to travel 4 hours for our thanksgiving and need to prep a side dish the night before (um… tonight!) This dish looks so good, please help!

    1. Hi Sarah!!

      My suggestion is to make the candied walnuts tonight, but make the salad before serving it. How about cutting up everything tonight and then just throwing it all in a skillet once you get there? It takes minutes to cook it. To avoid browning, squeeze some fresh lemon juice over the apples and brussels sprouts tonight, store in a plastic bag and place in the fridge. Hope that helps! Let me know if you need anything else! Have a HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

  2. Jill

    Just wondering if you can substitute more olive oil for the butter? This looks awesome but I have a dairy allergy, so I’d have to leave that out…

  3. Jeanette

    This looks gorgeous and just showed up on my Pinterest! I cannot wait to make it! Could you PLEASE tell me where you got your plates??? What are they made of? They are exactly what I have been looking for. Thanks in advance!

    Jeanette F.

  4. Teri

    I have an allergy to Walnuts. Has anyone tried this with Pecans.. Sure hope so would love to hear if it is still a good paring..

  5. We made this recipe last night. We added a couple of pieces of crumbled pieces of bacon and a handful of craisins, plus we added quinoa to make it more of an entree. It was delicious. We had beautiful Brussels sprouts from the grocery store. We will definitely make this again. The candied walnuts were delicious, too.

  6. Kate,
    This looks wonderful! I’m not busy cooking for Thanksgiving, I’m busy fixing all the things my spouse missed. Like fried egg sandwiches, because he ate powdered eggs for 6 months. And a BLT, because my CSA farmers saved a quart of heirloom tomatoes for him–and boy are they appreciated, as he’s not at all burnt out on summer tomatoes.

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