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Brussels Vinaigrette

Eva Amurri Martino preps her Brussels Sprouts side dish in her kitchen in Connecticut

I realized the other day that although I’ve been sharing a lot of my favorite recipes lately, I have been majorly skimping on providing you guys with a huge recipe group: my favorite side dishes! I feel like anyone and everyone can use a fresh new side dish idea to pull out of their back pocket on a moments notice.  They’re even great to dress up a store bought rotisserie chicken, or bring to a potluck dinner! My goal is to start sharing one stellar side dish a month.  I thought I would start with one that every person in my family loves: my Brussels Vinaigrette! I call the style of these Brussel sprouts “vinaigrette” because the ingredients are essentially a warm dressing and so so yummy.  I had a dish similar to it in France several years ago, and I made up my own version at home!

Marlowe absolutely loves these Brussel sprouts, and I love that she’s eating such a healthy side dish! They also cook up really quickly, which is always a win in my book!  This recipe serves two adults and two kids as a side dish, but can be easily multiplied for more mouths. 

Eva Amurri Martino preps her Brussel Sprouts side dish in her kitchen in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino preps her Brussels Sprouts side dish in her kitchen in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino sautes onions for her Brussels Sprouts side dish
Eva Amurri Martino sautes onions for her Brussels Sprouts side dish
Ingredients…
  • 20-30 Brussel Sprouts (I normally use either 30 small ones or 20 large)
  • 1/2 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves of garlic, diced
  • 2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup White Wine Vinegar
  • 1 lemon, quartered
  • 1 Tablespoon grainy mustard
  • Fresh ground pepper and sea salt
Eva Amurri Martino preps her Brussels Sprouts side dish in her kitchen in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino preps her Brussels Sprouts side dish in her kitchen in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino's Brussels Vinaigrette
Eva Amurri Martino sautes onions for her Brussels Sprouts side dish
Eva Amurri Martino preps her Brussel Sprouts side dish in her kitchen in Connecticut
Eva Amurri Martino measures out grainy mustard for her Brussels Sprouts side dish

Heat the olive oil in a large pan over medium heat.  Add the onion and garlic, and sauté gently until the onion starts to become translucent, about 5 minutes.  Add the Brussel sprouts, a generous pinch of salt, and a grinding of black pepper.  Sauté brussels for approximately 5 minutes more, then add the vinegar, turn heat up to high, and boil off the vinegar until it is mostly evaporated (3-4 minutes more).  Turn the heat back to medium, add the mustard, and stir until well blended.  Remove from heat and serve with a generous squeeze of lemon!

Eva Amurri Martino's Brussels Vinaigrette
Eva Amurri Martino enjoys her Brussels Sprouts side dish with a squeeze of lemon
Eva Amurri Martino enjoys her Brussels Sprouts side dish with a squeeze of lemon
Eva Amurri Martino's Brussels Vinaigrette
Eva Amurri Martino spoon feeds daughter Marlowe some of her brussels sprouts
Eva Amurri Martino spoon feeds daughter Marlowe some of her brussels sprouts
Eva Amurri Martino enjoys her Brussels Vinaigrette
Eva Amurri Martino spoon feeds daughter Marlowe some of her brussels sprouts
Eva Amurri Martino's Brussels Vinaigrette
Eva Amurri Martino spoon feeds daughter Marlowe some of her brussels sprouts
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6 Comments

  1. Mallory says:

    Oh em gee!!! These look so yummy and remind me of a German type of side dish. My whole house including my 13 and 5 year olds love all the things with Brussel sprouts so I’m definitely going to give this side dish a whirl! 🙂 Thank you for sharing.

    02.20.19 Reply
  2. Charlotte says:

    Would you mind sharing which mustard you use?? I find mustards are NOT all created equal!

    02.20.19 Reply
    • Kelly Cook says:

      It’s Trader Joe’s in the picture

      02.21.19 Reply
  3. Mel G says:

    Just in case there was any doubt that Marlowe loves her sprouts!! LOL

    My daughter informed me at 5yo that sprouts were her favourite vegetable – I was horrified because they are definitely not mine! 16yo now, still loves them 🙂

    02.21.19 Reply
  4. Lisa says:

    Wow! These are amazing! Had these tonight for dinner and they totally stole the show. I love your recipes, so delicious and easy to pull off. Thank-you!!

    03.03.19 Reply
    • Yay! I love hearing that! I always gravitate towards recipes that are delish and not so complicated– I mean who has the time for THAT! xo

      03.04.19 Reply