I can’t seem to get enough sprouts, plus they’re an easy leafy green to make taste delicious (Kale, I love you, but let’s be honest…). After making these with the remnants in my fridge (brussels sprouts, minced garlic, maple syrup and mustard), I was hooked and knew I had to share this recipe!
Why You Should Make Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts
In addition to being incredibly quick and easy to throw together with minimal prep work, they’re also:
- They taste, like, really really good: If you love maple mustard on salmon, you’ll probably love it even more on sprouts.
- They only use 4 main ingredients: Brussels sprouts, minced garlic, spicy brown mustard, maple syrup.
- They’re an amazing stand-alone Side: Ever do that thing where you spend all your time flavoring the protein in your meal and you just pray that spooning that juice or sauce over the veggies will make them taste good too? Yeah, no need to worry about that here.
- They’re vegan: for those who care.
What Ingredients Do I Need To Make Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts?
- Olive oil
- Brussels Sprouts
- Minced Garlic
- Pure Maple Syrup
- Spicy Brown Mustard
How Do I Make These Sprouts?
- Prep Veggies. Halve your brussels sprouts, mince your garlic.
- Make your glaze. In a nonstick pan, heat olive oil on medium-low heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until translucent—2-3 minutes. Add maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper, then use a wooden spoon to incorporate all ingredients.
- Cook Brussels Sprouts. Add brussels sprouts to pan. Stir to evenly distribute sauce and turn up heat to medium. Cover pan and allow to cook for about 15 minutes—until sprouts have become tender.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Do I Still Need to Halve My Brussels Sprouts If They Are Small?
As always, you can do what you want. I’m not here to run your life. BUT the reason I always halve my brussels sprouts, no matter the size, is because it exposes the insides, allowing all the delicious flavor to get into all the little nooks and crannies of the sprouts, resulting in a more tasty final product.
Can I Use Regular Yellow Mustard For This Recipe?
Spicy brown mustard has more depth of flavor than yellow mustard, allowing it to hold its own in the complex mixture of flavors. That said, if that’s all you have, go for it and let me know in the comments how it turned out.
What Are The Best Items to Pair with Maple Mustard Brussels Sprouts?
I love these because they’re so versatile
- Poultry: These would pair great with baked, grilled or sautéed chicken breast.
- Red Meat: I don’t eat it, but I can imagine the healthy flavors in these sprouts would pair well with the hearty flavors of a good steak
- Seafood: These would taste great with a heartier-tasting fish such as tuna or salmon
- Vegan: These sprouts can pair well with meat alternative, or other veggies and grains such as sweet potatoes, brown rice, or quinoa!
- 1 pound of brussels sprouts (halved)
- 2 large garlic cloves (minced)
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons maple syrup
- 1 teaspoon spicy brown mustard
- ½ teaspoon salt (more to taste)
- ⅛ teaspoon of ground pepper
- ¼ cup water
- Make maple mustard glaze. In a nonstick pan, heat olive oil on very low heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until translucent—2-3 minutes. Add maple syrup, mustard, salt and pepper and use a wooden spoon to incorporate all ingredients. If mixture begins to bubble and reduce quickly, remove pan from fire, and turn down heat.
- Cook Brussels Sprouts. Add brussels sprouts to pan. Stir to evenly distribute sauce and turn up heat to medium-low.
- Cover pan and allow to cook for about 10 minutes, stirring every 2-3 minutes to prevent burning and ensure even browning. Add ¼ cup of water after about 8 minutes once sauce has begun to evaporate.
- Once sprouts have become tender, and evenly browned, remove from heat.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Serving Size:4 brussels sprouts
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 129Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 305mgCarbohydrates: 15gFiber: 3gSugar: 8gProtein: 3g
Nutrition information is a rough estimate.