Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Dressing
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Air-Fried Brussels Sprouts with Pomegranate Dressing

Pomegranate molasses is a thick syrup-like sauce that imparts an intense sweet and sour taste to the dressing that is perfectly paired with the slightly bitter taste of Brussels sprouts.
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro
the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro Product Details

the Smart Oven® Air Fryer Pro

+1 more appliance


30 mins total time

15 mins active time


Serves 4



  • Brussels sprouts icon
    1 lb Brussels sprouts
  • extra-virgin olive oil icon
    2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • kosher salt icon
    1 tsp kosher salt
  • freshly ground black pepper icon
    Freshly ground black pepper

    to season

  • flat-leaf parsley leaves icon
    ¼ cup (¼ oz) flat-leaf parsley leaves

    coarsely chopped

  • shelled pistachios icon
    ¼ cup (1 oz) shelled pistachios

    coarsely chopped, divided

For the dressing

  • whole pomegranate  icon
    1 whole pomegranate
  • pomegranate molasses icon
    2 tbsp pomegranate molasses
  • extra-virgin olive oil icon
    3 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil


  • 1Select AIR FRY/SUPER CONVECTION/400°F/16 minutes and press START to preheat.
  • 2Meanwhile, trim the base from the Brussels sprouts and cut the larger ones in half. Remove any tough outer leaves. Combine with the oil, salt and pepper and toss to coat. Place in a single layer in the air fry basket, ensuring they are not touching.
  • 3Once preheated, place the basket in rack position 3 and cook until the Brussels sprouts are browned and tender.
  • 4Meanwhile, prepare the dressing. Cut the pomegranate in half, hold the cut side in your hand over a large bowl to catch the juice and seeds, and firmly tap with a rolling pin or large spoon to loosen and release the seeds. Squeeze the pomegranate to extract as much juice as possible. Pick through the seeds to remove any white membrane. Add the molasses and oil to the pomegranate and stir.
  • 5Add the Brussels sprouts, parsley and half the pistachios to the pomegranate dressing, and stir to combine.
  • 6Serve sprinkled with the remaining pistachios.
Side dish/Accompaniment
Gluten Free
Dairy Free

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