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Quit POuting, get Sprouting! Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Plum Puree, Harissa and Walnuts

From the flavor first bite, pureed dried plums add moisture and coat the fresh Brussel sprouts with a natural sweet glaze to remove any bitter tastes.  The walnuts give it a crunch and the harissa adds spice to the dish.

Recipe created by Leslie Bonci, MPH, RD, CSSD, LDN, for the California Dried Plum Board (

Prep Time  25 min Cook Time  20 min Serves  24


6 pounds Brussel sprouts, washed, stems cut off, outer leaves removed

    and cut in half

3/4 cup olive oil                                                                      

6 tablespoons harissa paste

1 1/2 tablespoons sea salt

1 tablespoon pepper

3 cups diced California dried plums

2 cups chopped walnuts

3/4 cup dried plum puree*

2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1 tablespoon honey


  1. Preheat oven to 425°F and line a baking sheet with foil. Combine Brussel sprouts, olive oil, Harissa paste, salt and pepper and mix until well.

  2. Transfer to baking sheet and roast for 10 minutes. Flip them to ensure even cooking and roast for 10 minutes more.

  3. Remove from heat and stir in dried plums, walnuts, dried plum puree, balsamic and honey.


Dried plum puree:

1 1/3 cups California dried plums

6 Tablespoons hot water


Blend in a blender or food processor until pureed. Keep in the refrigerator for up to one month.


Servings: 4 ½ cup servings


Per serving:

Calories: 170

Total Fat: 13.6 grams

Total Carbohydrate: 11.5 grams

Fiber: 4.95 grams

Sugar: 2.75 grams

Protein: 5.3 grams

Sodium: 170 mg