Complement this year’s Thanksgiving meal with this hearty dish. The combination of succulent roasted brussels sprouts, oranges and dried cherries tossed with a nutty vinaigrette is incredibly tasty and will make the holiday one to remember. Bonus – this recipe makes enough to go all around the table!

Brussels Sprouts With Peanut Vinaigrette

6 servings
  • 2 pounds brussels sprouts, trimmed, halved; rinsed in cold water and patted dry
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 4 teaspoons cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened peanut butter, creamy or chunky
  • ¼ teaspoon hot sauce (such as Cholula or Tapatio)
  • 1 large navel orange peeled, cut in half, and then cut into thin slices
  • 3 tablespoons dried tart cherries or cranberries, coarsely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons roasted and salted pumpkin seeds
  • Heat oven to 400 degrees and place a pan of hot water in the bottom of the oven, to help prevent the sprouts from becoming tough.
  • Toss sprouts with oil, sprinkle with salt, and spread out on two baking sheets so as not to crowd them. Roast 15 minutes. Stir and continue cooking for about 10 minutes more, until browned and crisp. Check sprouts every 5 minutes or so; if they are browning too fast, reduce heat by 25 degrees.
  • Meanwhile, make the dressing: In a bowl large enough to hold the sprouts, whisk together vinegar and honey. Whisk in peanut butter until thick and creamy. Add water, if necessary, a teaspoon at a time until consistency is like creamy salad dressing, then whisk in hot sauce.
  • When sprouts are tender and browned, remove from oven, add to the bowl with the dressing and toss well. Add orange slices, cherries and pumpkin seeds and toss gently. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

Per serving (makes 6 servings)

Susan Bowerman

Susan BowermanM.S., R.D., CSSD, CSOWM, FAND – Sr. Director, Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training

Susan Bowerman is the senior director of Worldwide Nutrition Education and Training at Herbalife. She also serves as the Vice Chair of the Dietetic Advisory Board (DAB). As a registered dietitian, she educates distributors about our global nutrition philosophy and is responsible for developing nutrition education and training materials. Bowerman earned a B.S. in Biology with distinction from the University of Colorado and an M.S. in Food Science and Nutrition from Colorado State University. She is a fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and holds two board certifications as a specialist in Sports Dietetics and in Obesity and Weight Management. When she is not busy teaching and writing, Susan enjoys spending time with her family, cooking and gardening. Her favorite Herbalife products include Simply Probiotic and Herbalife Formula 1 Healthy Meal Nutritional Shake Mix Banana Caramel.