Vegan skillet roasted brussel sprouts with pistachio sage relish

Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio Sage Relish {Vegan & Gluten-Free}

Meredith 8:00 am

Elevate roasted brussels sprouts from delicious to divine by tossing them in this 4-ingredient pistachio sage relish.  Company-worthy, but easy enough for weeknights, these crispy brussels sprouts are also gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and vegan!

Vegan roasted brussels sprouts with pistachio sage relish

 

Pistachio Sage Roasted Brussels Sprouts

I am not joking when I say that I could happily eat these crispy brussels sprouts as a main dish.  Yes, they are that good.  Toasted sage and finely chopped pistachios are the perfect pair to the crispy caramelized brussels sprouts.  You will never miss the butter, bacon or cheese accompanying most crispy brussels sprouts recipes!

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Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio Sage Relish Recipe

5 from 14 votes
Vegan skillet roasted brussel sprouts with pistachio sage relish
Crispy Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio Sage Relish
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
25 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

This roasted Brussels Sprouts with Pistachio Sage Relish recipe is a savory and delicious vegetable side you will crave!  Company-worthy, but easy enough for weeknights, these crispy brussels sprouts are also gluten-free, dairy-free, paleo and vegan!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crispy brussels sprouts, dairy-free, gluten free, paleo, Roasted brussels sprouts, vegan, whole30
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 122 kcal
Ingredients
  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts cleaned and cut in half, about 2 cups
  • .25 cup Pistachios shelled
  • 1 tbsp Fresh Sage finely chopped, about 6 to 8 large leaves
  • 2 tbsp Avocado Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F on the convection bake setting.  On a large baking sheet, drizzle brussels sprouts with 1 tablespoon avocado oil. Toss until combined

  2. Roast until the brussels sprouts are brown and crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, about 25 minutes, shaking the pan periodically to ensure even browning

  3. While brussels sprouts are roasting, finely chop the pistachios using a knife or food processor and mince the fresh sage leaves

  4. Heat the remaining avocado oil over medium heat in a heavy frying pan (I prefer cast iron).  Add finely chopped sage to hot oil and sauté for one minute. Add pistachios to the sage oil mixture and toast until golden brown, about 1 to 2 minutes. Remove sauce mixture from heat

  5. When brussels sprouts are finished roasting, place the frying pan back on medium high heat to warm the pistachio sage sauce.  Add roasted brussels sprouts and toss to evenly coat in pistachio sage mixture.  Serve immediately

How to Clean Brussels Sprouts

A few stores sell ready to cook brussels sprouts, which can be a time saver.  However, more often then not, I find that the freshest looking brussels sprouts are not pre-cleaned.

how to clean brussels sprouts

How to clean brussels sprouts:

  1. Cut the brussels sprout off of the stem or remove a small portion of the sprout where it used to attach to the stem
  2. Remove the outer leaves
  3. Wash brussels sprouts in warm water
  4. Cut brussels sprouts in half

To make weeknight meals a little easier and faster, like to prepare as many of the vegetables that we eat ahead of time.  That includes brussels sprouts.  I generally store the brussels sprouts in the fridge after removing the outer leaves.  I have found that I can store produce longer if it is not washed.

Easy to make Roasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe

It takes less than 5 minutes to make the pistachio sage relish that elevates these roasted brussels sprouts to crave-worthy.  Yes, a vegetable side can be crave-able.

First, toss your cleaned and halved brussels sprouts in avocado oil.

Cleaned and halfed brussels sprouts ready to roast

While your brussels sprouts are roasting, prepare the pistachio sage relish.  First, finely dice the fresh sage.

Finely diced sage for pistachio sage sauce

Next, finely chop shelled pistachios either by hand or in the food processor.

Finely chop pistachios for pistachio sage relish

Chopped pistachios for sage pistachio relish

Finally, warm the remaining avocado oil in a medium size frying pan or cast iron skillet over medium heat.  Add the fresh sage and sauté for one minute.  Add the chopped pistachios and sauté them until toasted, about one to two minutes depending on if they were raw or previously roasted.

Pistachio sage relish ready to coat crispy brussels sprouts

Remove the roasted brussels sprouts from the oven

Perfectly roasted brussels sprouts ready to coat in pistachio sage relish

Add the roasted brussels sprouts to the pistachio sage relish, toss, season with finely ground sea salt to taste and serve immediately.  Note that the amount of sea salt you add with vary depending on taste as well as whether the pistachios were salted or unsalted.

Whole30 compatible brussels sprouts recipe with pistachio sage relish recipe

Roasted Brussel Sprout Nutrition information (per 1/2 cup serving, 4 servings total):

  • 122 calories
  • 0 g added sugar
  • 2.4 g fiber
  • 3.0 g protein
  • 158 mg sodium
  • 10.7 g fat

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20 Comments

  1. LOVE roasting Brussels sprouts.. This is an elevated version of my normal.. and will try this one..
    Looks delicious!!Thanks!

  2. I can’t wait to try this. Such a great combination of pistachios and sage with brussels sprouts!

  3. What an interesting flavour combination! We love Brussels sprouts at our house and always looking to try new recipes.

  4. These look incredible, I love both brussels sprouts and pistachios, but I’ve never thought to put them together!

  5. This looks like a delicious way to enjoy brussels sprouts – love the addition of pistachios! Have to go on my festive menu!

  6. OMG, adding the pistachios, so yummy! I love Brussels sprouts and they are my hubby’s favorite — so this is definitely a must-make!

  7. What a gorgeous and delicious side dish! Saving it for later !

  8. Oh what FUN! My girls will really love this – they are obsessed with pistachios and they like brussel sprouts too! Thanks for the different side dish to try!

    • Thanks Renee! This pistachio sage relish is definitely an easy way to quickly elevate yummy brussel sprouts to AMAZING! I hope you and your girls enjoy them as much as we do!

  9. Love the crunchy addition, and sage with brussels is a great idea!

  10. Simply gorgeous! Can’t wait to try that relish!

  11. This looks amazing! There’s nothing better than crispy brussels sprouts and I love that you topped them with pistachios.

  12. That is seriously a gorgeous pan of brussels sprouts!

  13. This pistachio sage looks so yum! I love Brussels sprouts during this time of the year and cannot wait to try your recipe!

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