Many people add bacon to make their brussel sprouts taste better, but this vegan, sauteed brussel sprouts recipe uses toasted pecans with smoked salt for that crunchy, smokey taste.

When it comes to brussel sprouts, there seem to be two camps; those for the sprouts and those against them.

The against crew were likely victims of soggy, overcooked grey versions from frozen packages.

If you’re a brussel sprout hater, this recipe just may be the conversion recipe for you.

That was Andy’s challenge to me.

Take the dreaded and most disliked vegetable that ends up on Christmas tables and make them delicious.

I’m delighted to say that Andy is now a BS convert.

There are many ways to cook brussel sprouts. They can be sauteed, baked, steamed.

I used to make them with bacon and butter but these ones are vegan and sauteed with smoked salt pecans.

Lotsa love and holiday hugs,


Vegan Brussel Sprouts Recipe

? Ingredients ?

Toasted Pecan Topping

  • 1/2 Cup Pecans

  • 1 tsp Tamari

  • 1 tsp Smoked Salt


  • 2-3 Cups of Brussel Sprouts
  • 1/4 Cup of Vegetable Stock
  • 1 Clove of Garlic
  • Pinch of Smoked Salt
  • Pinch of Black Pepper

? Instructions ?

Combine the pecans, tamari and smoked salt in a bowl, then place onto a baking tray and bake them in the oven for 5 mins at 350F/180C.

Slice (chiffonade) the brussel sprouts thinly and heat up a pan on the stove at medium to low heat.

Place the vegetable stock into the pan and add the brussel sprouts. 

After 3-5 minutes, add the smoked salt, black pepper and the sliced garlic and mix thoroughly.

Cook until the brussel sprouts are soft (roughly 5-10 minutes total).

Slice the toasted pecans and sprinkle them on top of the sprouts.


This deliciously healthy vegan brussel sprouts recipe will convert any sprout hater into a sprout lover!

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