Posted in Holiday Good Eats, Side Dish

For the Relish Tray…Spicy Pickled Brussels Sprouts

I was at the Mill City farmers market in downtown Minneapolis a few weeks back and tried Pickled Brussels Sprouts for the first time. Very nummy! They would make a great addition to any Thanksgiving relish tray.


Spicy Pickled Brussels Sprouts

Makes 2 pints

1 pound brussels sprouts
1 habanero pepper
1-1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1-1/4 cup water
1 Tbsp sea/pickling salt
1/2 tsp whole cumin seed
1 tsp whole fennel seed
1 tsp whole coriander seed

Clean and wash brussels sprouts (cut larger sprouts in half).

In a large-sized, non-reactive pot, combine water, vinegar, and salt. Bring to a boil.

Divide remaining ingredients between 2 (hot, sterilized) pint jars. Tightly pack brussels sprouts into jars leaving approximately an inch head space.

Pour hot brine over sprouts, leaving 1/2 inch headspace.

Wipe rims, apply lids and rings (finger tight). Process in a hot water bath for 10 minutes.

Remove from heat, let jars sit in canner for an additional 5 minutes to prevent syphoning.

Remove from canner, let cool for 12-24 hours on a folded towel on the counter top.

Let set in a dry and cool place for at least 2 weeks before consuming.

Hope you enjoy these as much as I do!



I’m a married mother of 3. Who loves living in Minnesota, prep ahead cooking, and couldn’t live without them now. No more worries about the age old question “What’s for Dinner?”. I am also transitioning my family into the slow food and clean eating movement. I believe it’s best if we can eat food in it’s most natural state. I love to share the information I have been gaining through this whole experience. I’m also a trained personal chef. Cooking is a passion and hobby of mine. Hope your are enjoying the content of my blog.

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