January 05, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Sweet & Zesty Agave Brussels Sprouts

These Sweet & Zesty Agave Brussels Sprouts are a delightful twist on a classic side dish. With the perfect balance of sweetness from agave nectar and zesty citrus flavors from orange juice, they’re sure to brighten up your meal and satisfy your taste buds!

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 25 min | Total Time: 30 min | Serves: 4


  • 1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tsp agave syrup
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pinch of chili flakes, optional
  • 1/3 cup almonds, roughly chopped
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds
  • Salt, to taste

Roasted Brussels Sprouts


  1. Begin by halving the Brussels sprouts.
  2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the Brussels sprouts with the cut side down. Cover and cook for about 5-7 min.
  3. In a separate bowl, whisk together the orange juice, agave syrup, vinegar, garlic, salt, and optional chili flakes.
  4. Pour this flavorful glaze into the skillet and coat the Brussels sprouts thoroughly.
  5. Let them cook for an additional 5 min until the glaze thickens.
  6. Then, add in the chopped almonds and pomegranate seeds. Remove from heat, and your Sweet & Zesty Agave Brussels Sprouts are ready to enjoy!

This recipe adapted from Garden And Table

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