Maple syrup in glass bottle on wooden table. (Courtesy photo)

It’s sugaring season in Vermont! Catch the spirit of the season with this delicious and easy recipe for maple glazed brussels sprouts – the perfect side dish for a healthy dinner.

Serves 8.

Ingredients:

• 2 lbs brussels sprouts, trimmed and halved lengthwise
• 4 tbsp olive oil
• 1/2 cup maple syrup
• 2 tbsp unsalted butter
• 2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley
• 1 1/2 tbsp fresh chives, thinly sliced
• 1 tbsp fresh sage leaves, thinly sliced
• Salt and pepper, to taste

Instructions:

1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Working in 2 batches, and adding 2 more tbsp oil between batches, cook sprouts until deep golden brown (4-5 minutes).Season with salt and pepper and continue cooking until tender (3-4 more minutes). Transfer sprouts to a bowl.

2. Remove pan from heat and add maple syrup, butter and herbs. Once butter has melted, return sprouts to pan and toss to coat.