In the kitchen with Jo: birthday balsamic brussels sprouts (with pistachio and capers)

roasted brussels sproutsIt’s my birthday and I love alliteration.

I realize that brussels sprouts have been around for a long time.  I remember as a kid thinking they were adorable little heads of cabbage.  I didn’t eat them, but they were cute.

Lately, those diminutive things have been showing up on nearly every menu in town, and when they are, I order them.  Don’t have a bad thing to say about a single one.  Perfectly crunchy, beautifully roasted, tangy with some balsamic – you simply can’t go wrong.  And I didn’t.  I wanted to post a recipe, decided it was high time I made my own roasted brussels sprouts, and so here you go:

Jo’s Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts (with pistachios and capers)

1 lb. brussels sprouts, stems cut, halved

3 T. extra virgin olive oil

1 T. plus 1 t. dark balsamic vinegar

2 T. capers

2 T. pistachios, shelled (mine were roasted and salted, too)

3/4 t. kosher salt

pepper to taste

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Combine all ingredients in a mixing bowl.  Place in one layer on a cooking sheet and bake for 30-40 minutes or until dark brown.  You may want to shake them every now and then to get all sides cooked.

That’s it, so simple.  You might want to think about this as a side dish for Thanksgiving.  Bun Bun gave them two thumbs up.  She’s twelve.


Be Sociable, Share!


  1. Joan Midkiff says

    I love brussel sprouts, I had to try this recipe. So delicious and so simple. I will be putting this recipe to good use on Thanksgiving. Thanks!

  2. Doreen says

    Jo – So glad you posted this as I brought a bag of BS since someone ordered them at a restaurant, cut/crispy and sauteed in butter. So I have been baking them and add a bit of butter and pepper BUT I can not wait to try your recipe tonight. This from a girl who ate her first veggie at age thirty now I love everyone one of them (except carrots, not sure why). Here’s to BS, Doreen

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *