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Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts

November 12, 2012
by Shannon Hepburn

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Thanksgiving table is filling up! With the main event (Roast Turkey) behind me I’m free to share with you the fun and creative stuff – the sides.  This recipe appeared on the cover of Whole Living magazine last fall and immediately caught my attention.  It’s cinchy to prepare and can be cooked early in the morning and reheated or after the turkey has come out of the oven and is resting.

The recipe was tweaked a bit by adding a few more walnuts – I like the extra crunch & flavor, subbing dried thyme for fresh and reducing the amount of grapes.  Watch the sprouts closely nearing the end of cooking time so that they don’t over-brown.  Mine were right on the edge, but I like ’em dark.

 

Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Grapes with Walnuts
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Ingredients
  • 8 cups brussels sprouts
  • 4 cups red grapes
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • coarse salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • ⅔ cups walnuts, toasted** and coarsely chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. On two rimmed baking sheets, toss brussels sprouts and grapes with oil and thyme. Season with salt and pepper. Roast, until caramelized and tender, about 15-20 minutes.
  2. Drizzle each tray with 1 teaspoon vinegar and scrape up any caramelized bits with a wooden spoon. Toss in walnuts.
  3. **walnuts may be toasted in a dry cast iron skillet on the stove top until brown and fragrant.