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Brussels Sprouts with Caramelized Onions and Dates

These sweet and savory Brussels sprouts with caramelized onions and dates are simply delicious. The Brussels sprouts are pan sauteed with our Garlic Olive Oil and combined with caramelized onions and dates. It’s a quick and super simple vegetable dish to make. It makes a great side dish for the holidays or just an everyday option. You may also use our Medium or Robust Intensity Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil and add fresh or powdered garlic (which is entirely optional). You may also add red pepper flakes to give it some heat.

What you’ll need: 

20 oz. Brussels Sprouts

1 Medium red onion

5 – 7 Dates, pitted and diced

3 – 4 Tablespoons Garlic Olive Oil or Single Varietal Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Salt to taste

Red pepper flakes (optional)

Here’s how:

First, wash and cut the Brussels sprouts in half and set them aside. Then cut the red onion in half and thinly slice it. In a medium to large saute pan, add about two tablespoons of olive oil and allow it to heat up on medium heat. Add and saute the sliced onions until they are translucent and slightly caramelized. Remove the onions from the pan into a bowl, cover, and set aside. With a paper towel or cloth, wipe the pan to remove any leftover remnants. Add more olive oil to the pan and allow it to heat. Then add the Brussels sprouts and stir until slightly softened. Lastly, add back the onions to the pan, add the dates, and stir until heated. Salt to taste. Enjoy as a side or on its own!