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Maple and Date Balsamic Brussels with Pomegranate Seeds

Maple and Date Balsamic Brussels with Pomegranate Seeds are a sweet and savory combo for a holiday menu or an everyday dinner.


  • 9 Natural Delights dates, pitted and chopped
  • 2 cups Ocean Mist Farms Brussels Sprouts
  • 3 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • ½ tsp freshly grated nutmeg
  • ½ cup maple syrup
  • 2 tbsp balsamic reduction
  • ½ cup pomegranate seeds
  • 2 tbsp pumpkin seeds
  • 1 tsp orange zest


  1. Trim and halve four cups Brussels sprouts.
  2. Prepare a large cast iron skillet or pan with butter or cooking oil of preference on medium heat.
  3. When the pan is ready, place Brussels halves open side down then season with salt pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg.
  4. When the bottoms begin to crisp and turn golden brown (about 5-6 minutes), stir the pieces in the pan and add the chopped dates and maple syrup.
  5. Give another stir and cook for an additional 2-3 minutes or until the Brussels are cooked thoroughly.
  6. Finally, when ready, remove form heat, and transfer to a serving platter. Finish with balsamic reduction, then garnish with pomegranate seeds, pumpkin seeds and orange zest! Enjoy!

*While Medjool dates are high in natural sugars, they are low on the glycemic index thanks to a balanced amount of soluble fiber. The complex carbohydrates found in Medjool dates are digested at a slower rate, making them a source of dietary fiber and releasing energy to the body over a longer period of time.