Sweet tangy Brussels sprouts

Heart Smart Gluten Free Low Sodium

The vitamin C in Brussels sprouts may help to keep sniffles and heart disease away, which makes eating them a wise choice for your short- and long-term health!


  • 2 cups fresh Brussels sprouts, ends trimmed, yellow leaves removed and cut in half
  • 2 teaspoons butter
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons slivered almonds
  • salt, to taste*


  1. In a medium skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add Brussels sprouts cut-side down and cook until bottoms are slightly brown (about 5 to 10 minutes).
  2. Add vinegar and stir. Cook for another 3 to 5 minutes.
  3. Add brown sugar and cook until Brussels sprouts are deep brown and caramelized (sugar has melted evenly over them).
  4. Remove from heat. Sprinkle with slivered almonds. Season with salt, if desired.
  5. Serve warm.

Makes 2 servings

Recipe contains: nuts

*Option not included in nutrition facts.

First Published: 10/21/2013
Last Reviewed: 10/21/2013

Brussels sprouts are the main ingredient in this recipe. Select Brussels sprouts of the same size to avoid overcooking some sprouts and undercooking others. You’ll know they’re done when they’re tender and slightly crisp.
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