Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pomegranates

Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Pomegranates



  • 1 quart Brussels sprouts, trimmed of outer leaves and halved through the stem end
  • 8 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 cup walnuts, toasted
  • 1/2 cup fresh pomegranate seeds
  • 2 ounces pecorino cheese shaved with a vegetable peeler
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Spread the walnuts on a small baking sheet of in an ovenproof skillet. Toast until golden and fragrant, 5-10 minutes, turning once. Set aside to cool.
  • Preheat the oven to 450°F.
  • Combine the Brussels sprouts and 3 tbsp of the olive oil in a large bowl and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
  • Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet and roast until fork tender and some of the outer leaves are crunchy, about 20 minutes. Set aside to cool.
  • Meanwhile, whisk together the remaining 5 tbsp of olive oil and the lemon juice in small bowl.
  • Toss the sprouts in a large bowl with the walnuts and pomegranate seeds. Transfer to a serving patter. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with the vinaigrette. Sprinkle with the pecorino and serve.



Donatella Arpaia

Donatella Arpaia is a chef, restaurateur, entrepreneur, and mother. She has built an empire of successful restaurants drawing on the skills, passion, methods, and love for food she learned from her family.

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