Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

A zesty mix of tangy, sweet, and savory flavors that elevate Brussels sprouts to superstar status! These Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts are perfect for busy weeknights when you want something quick and nutritious. You won’t believe how easy they are to make!

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Why I Love This Recipe

Hey there, fabulous foodies! Chef AJ here—the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes who loves creating delicious, oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free recipes. Let me tell you why these Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts are a must-try. Back when I had my TV show on Foody TV called Healthy Living with Chef AJ, I had the pleasure of hosting Dr. Roy Artal. He made one of his favorite dishes, which inspired this recipe. I’ve since converted it to an air fryer version to make it quicker and easier.

When I’m not in the kitchen whipping up new recipes, I’m busy interviewing incredible plant-based doctors, chefs, and healthcare professionals for my YouTube show. So, I know a thing or two about keeping things quick, easy, and packed with flavor. These Brussels sprouts fit the bill perfectly—they’re made with staple ingredients and require minimal prep. Plus, who doesn’t love a recipe that makes you look like a gourmet chef with almost no effort?

These sprouts are not just any ordinary veggie; they’re a zesty mix of tangy, sweet, and savory. The Dijon mustard and balsamic glaze combo is a game-changer. They’re perfect for busy days when you want something nutritious and delicious without spending hours in the kitchen. So, whether you’re a seasoned plant-based eater or just starting out, this recipe will become a staple in your culinary repertoire!

Key Ingredients

Let’s take a closer look at each ingredient in our Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts and explore why they’re essential:

  • Brussels Sprouts: The star of the show! Brussels sprouts are not only delicious but also packed with vitamins C and K, fiber, and antioxidants. They’re great for boosting your immune system and promoting healthy digestion.
  • Stone Ground Mustard: Adds a zesty tang to the glaze that perfectly complements the natural sweetness of the Brussels sprouts. Plus, it’s a good source of selenium and omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for your heart.
  • California Balsamic Smoked Hickory Vinegar: This brings a rich, smoky, and slightly sweet flavor to the dish. Balsamic vinegar is also known for its antioxidant properties and can help with digestion and maintaining healthy blood sugar levels.

The Process

To make these quick and delicious Brussels sprouts, start by combining the stone ground mustard and California Balsamic Smoked Hickory Vinegar in a small bowl.

Cook the frozen Brussels sprouts using your preferred method—steam, boil, or microwave—until tender. Drain them well, then air fry at 400°F until crispy, about 15-20 minutes.

Transfer the crispy Brussels sprouts to a bowl, add the mustard mixture, and toss until evenly coated. Adjust the amount of mustard and vinegar to taste. Serve hot and enjoy the deliciousness!

Chef’s Tips

  • Alternate Cooking Methods: If you don’t have an air fryer, you can roast the Brussels sprouts in the oven at 400°F for 20-25 minutes until crispy.
  • Swapping Ingredients: If you don’t like mustard, replace it with 2 tablespoons of reduced balsamic vinegar in the flavor of your choice. Want to swap the Brussels? This recipe also works for other vegetables like fresh broccoli, cauliflower, turnips, and butternut squash.
  • Ingredient Options: If you don’t have California Balsamic Smoked Hickory Vinegar, any brand of balsamic vinegar will work just fine.
  • Trader Joe’s Tip: If you have a Trader Joe’s near you, try their frozen baby Brussels sprouts—they are very tender and aren’t bitter. *If using frozen Brussels sprouts, do not air fry from frozen.

How to Store the Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts

Store any leftovers in a glass container in the fridge. Make sure the Brussels sprouts have completely cooled and come to room temperature before sealing the container with a lid. They will stay fresh for up to 3-4 days.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will the Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts last in the fridge?

They’ll stay fresh for 3-4 days in the fridge.

Can I substitute mustard in this recipe?

Yes! You can replace it with 2 tablespoons of reduced balsamic vinegar in the flavor of your choice.

Can I use frozen Brussels sprouts?

Yes! In fact, I recommend using Trader Joes’ frozen baby Brussels sprouts as they are tender and aren’t bitter!

Serving Suggestion

These Brussels sprouts make a fantastic side dish for any meal. Pair them with my Smoky Sweet Potato Burgers or with The Best “No Bean” Burgers for a complete meal. Sprinkle on some Faux Parmesan to spice up this dish.

Summary

This recipe is a breeze to make—exactly how I like it! I believe in convenience without compromising on taste or health. All the ingredients can be found at your local grocery store or Walmart, making it easy and affordable to eat plant-based.

If you tried this recipe, I’d love to see your results! Share your culinary creation on social media and tag me. As the Queen of Quick and Easy, nothing makes me happier than seeing how my convenient plant-based recipes inspire your kitchen adventures. Let’s celebrate the love of cooking and enjoy the deliciousness together!

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Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussel Sprouts

A zesty mix of tangy, sweet, and savory flavors elevate these Quick Dijon Balsamic-Glazed Brussels Sprouts. Perfect for busy weeknights when you want something quick and nutritious!

Equipment

  • Mixing bowl
  • Air fryer

Ingredients 

  • 1 Tbsp Stone ground mustard, plus more to taste
  • 1 Tbsp California Balsamic Smoked Hickory Vinegar, plus more to taste
  • 16 oz Frozen brussels sprouts
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Instructions 

  • Combine the mustard and vinegar in a small bowl.
  • Cook the Brussels sprouts using your preferred method (steam, boil or microwave).
  • Drain well and air fry at 400° F until crispy, about 15-20 minutes.
  • Transfer to a bowl, add the mustard mixture and toss until evenly coated.
  • Add more mustard or vinegar as desired.
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About Chef AJ

Hey there, I’m Chef AJ, the Queen of Quick and Easy plant-based recipes. I’m the culinary wizard behind delicious dishes that are oil-free, refined sugar-free, and salt-free. As a chef, author, and host, I’m passionate about creating convenient and easy recipes that make healthy eating fun and incredibly tasty!

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