Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Strawberries

After the wedding I promise to post something other than vegetables, salads and smoothies all the time, but we’ve got less than 100 days to go and my dress is still a little snug!

Have I told you that we are getting married on the beach?  At sunrise . . . with mimosas, our families and closest friends.  I have a huge smile on my face just talking about it.

Anyway . . .  This recipe is only slightly tweaked from Jenna’s caramelized brussels sprouts (at Eat Live Run). I started out with her recipe but instead of walnuts I wanted something sweet, so I added dried cranberries.

Then the other day I was out of dried cranberries but had strawberries.  Even better!

I just can’t stop eating brussels spouts! Roasted,  steamed or caramelized,  they are all so good!

In fact we are even growing our own now.  The mister just came home with tons of veggies and flowers for the garden from Home Depot.  I will keep you updated on their progress.

Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Strawberries (adapted from Eat Live Run)
12-14 large brussels sprouts
3 tbsp olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pinch salt
3 tbsp brown sugar
5-7 large strawberries


1. Slice each brussels sprout very thin until you have a mound of feathery brussels sprout ribbons and dice your garlic clove.

2. Heat the olive oil over medium high in a large skillet and saute the garlic for 30 seconds.

3. Add brussels sprouts and continue sauteing for another 4-5 minutes, until bright green and tender. (The only thing I’ve ever done to mess up this recipe is not cook the sprouts long enough) Add salt and brown sugar and toss together. Turn off heat.

4. Dice your strawberries last and toss them into the already cooked sprouts. Don’t cook the

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13 Responses to “Caramelized Brussels Sprouts with Strawberries”

  1. Jenni posted on March 31, 2012 at 9:59 pm (#)

    I love Brussels sprouts too and am always looking for new ways to prepare them. Thank you so much for sharing this!

    • Michelle O replied on March 31st, 2012 at 10:08 pm

      Of course! Thanks for the comment 🙂 Let me know if you try it out!

    • Jenni replied on April 1st, 2012 at 11:34 pm

      I made them tonight and we loved them!

    • Elaine replied on April 5th, 2012 at 2:33 am

      I also love brussel sprouts and can’t wait to try this recipe! Thank you for sharing Michelle 🙂

  2. posted on March 31, 2012 at 11:02 pm (#)

    Okay done this way I just might like brussel sprouts! My husband’s family loves them! Will do them this way next time!

  3. Erin posted on April 1, 2012 at 4:54 pm (#)

    Hey Michelle this looks delicious! I love brussel sprouts. I may try this tonight, I am making dinner for a few friends!

    • Michelle O replied on April 1st, 2012 at 5:01 pm

      Hi Erin! Hope school is going well 🙂 They are seriously so good, you should make it! Let me know how it goes.

  4. Erin posted on April 1, 2012 at 4:55 pm (#)

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  5. A Thought For Food posted on April 2, 2012 at 1:10 pm (#)

    I can definitely see how the earthiness of the brussels sprouts would pair so wonderfully with strawberries.

  6. Beth posted on April 2, 2012 at 7:36 pm (#)

    I LOVE your blog! Just stumbled over it from the Food Buzz Top 9 (congrats btw) , and I’m so glad I did. I’ve already pinned a few of your recipes to try out sometime soon.

  7. Reverend Arielle posted on April 3, 2012 at 1:33 am (#)

    I’ve been looking for a good recipe involving brussels sprouts and this looks delicious!

  8. firefoodie posted on April 3, 2012 at 9:05 am (#)

    I did a double take when I read the title… strawberries and brussels, I thought you had gone mad! But, now it all makes sense! Nice post 🙂

  9. Judy posted on April 3, 2012 at 11:30 am (#)

    I just tried these last night. OMG they were GREAT! I’m going to make these for Easter. Have you ever tried these ahead of time (without the strawberries)? Thanks for a great recipe!

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