Thursday, November 21, 2013

Trader Joe's recipe: Roasted Brussels Sprouts

 If you are looking for that perfect side dish to compliment your Thanksgiving turkey, think of roasted brussels sprouts. Most people shy away from brussels sprouts. Once you try this flavorful recipe I can guarantee that you are going to change your opinion about brussels sprouts. Best of all, you can shop for all the ingredients at your favorite grocery store, Trader Joe's. This recipe is adopted from my book, Trader Joe's Simply Indian. Lime & chile mixed nuts add flavor as well as nutrition to the dish. Enjoy!

 Serves 4
  • 1 pound brussels sprouts
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon curry powder
  • 1/4 cup Trader Joe's lime & chile mixed nuts
  • salt to taste
  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Transfer sprouts to a rimmed baking sheet and roast for 15 minutes.
  3. While they are roasting in the oven, grind the nuts into a course powder, using a spice grinder. If you don't have a spice grinder, you can also finely chop the nuts.
  4. As soon as sprouts come out of the oven, sprinkle with the powdered or chopped nuts and mix well. Season with salt and serve as a side dish with your Thanksgiving meal.
For more memorable centerpieces, tablescapes, and recipes (including vegetarian, gluten free and vegan recipes), please check out my books, Entertaining From an Ethnic Indian Kitchen and Trader Joe's Simply


  1. I adore roasted brussels sprouts, but I never would have thought to add the flavourings that you've used here - love it. It's spring right now where I live, but I'm definitely bookmarking this for the arrival of autumn/winter next year.

  2. Your sprouts look fabulous. Your recipe is the #1 feature at Foodie Friday tonight!!

  3. Hi!
    I just saw your recipe on foodie Friday! It looks fantastic!
    I love Trader Joe's and shop there once a week! I will definitely try this out!
    Nice to stop here!
    - Maria

  4. That sounds delicious. I make a recipe with Brussels sprouts that is very similar, but I add bacon - maybe, not as healthy - lol!!

  5. Hi,

    Are you talking about Trader Joe's frozen brussel sprouts? Thanks.... otherwise, usually fresh take a lot longer for me to roast them. :)
    Your recipe looks wonderful!

    1. Mary,
      I use fresh brussels sprouts. You can use frozen sprouts with this recipe.

    2. Thank you Komali ~

      I will give them a try soon and let you know how it goes, since I have a couple of bags of frozen in my freezer!

      Cheers ~

  6. These looks fabulous and so pretty that I just might persuade my husband to give Brussel sprouts another try.