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Vegan Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts

Pan-fried Brussel Sprouts, gently caramelized with orange juice and dates. Makes an easy and festive side for Thanksgiving or Christmas. Plant-based and gluten-free.
Prep Time4 mins
Cook Time12 mins
Total Time16 mins
Course: side
Cuisine: American
Keyword: christmas dinner, easy pan-fried brussel sprouts, thanksgiving diinner, thanksgiving sides, vegan brussel sprouts, vegan pan-fried brussel sprouts, vegan sides
Servings: 4
Calories: 172kcal
Author: Sylvia Eastman


  • 1 pound Brussel sprouts, trimmed, cut in half
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup orange juice
  • 4 dates chopped
  • 1/4 cup toasted pecans or hazelnuts, for garnish
  • salt
  • pepper


  • In a large frying pan, melt the coconut oil over high heat. Turn the heat down to medium, add the Brussel sprouts, placing them cut side down.
    Add the orange juice and dates. 
    Cook for about 12 – 15 minutes until the sprouts are tender. Add more orange juice during cooking if necessary to keep the sprouts liquid.
  • To serve, season with salt and pepper and garnish with pecans or hazelnuts. 


Nutritional Information
Nutritional information is an estimate, based on Brussel Sprouts without the nut garnish. 


Calories: 172kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Sodium: 28mg | Potassium: 528mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 915IU | Vitamin C: 111.9mg | Calcium: 55mg | Iron: 1.8mg