Roasted Brussels Sprout & Wheatberry Salad

by Kiran on October 19, 2012 · 67 comments

in Salads, Sides, Vegetarian


Who’s excited for Halloween?!? Me…me…me!!

Not for the costumes or foods, just handing out treats to the neighborhood kids that comes ringing the doorbell endlessly all night long on Halloween.

And oh, we haven’t gone to the make-shift pumpkin patch yet.

And I can’t wait to carve a pumpkin this year. Weeeeeee!!! Can you sense my excitement?

Before we  know it, Diwali is also just around the corner. My head would explode from all of this excitement!!! Here’s how we celebrated Diwali a few years ago.

Don’t laugh, but we forgot to take photos of then main course. My bad.

I’ll be up in the sky making my way to Chicago by the time this post is published. If you want to know what I’m up to, follow me on Twitter, Facebook & most importantly — Instagram.

Promise to share every bit of the shenanigans. Including mine. For now, I am leaving you with brussels sprout.

Hey, its tasty too.

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  • 1 cup wheatberry, soaked overnight with some hotwater
  • 2 cups apple cider
  • 1 pound of brussels sprout, halved
  • 1/3 cup cranberries
  • 1/4 tsp cinnamon powder
  • pinch of nutmeg powder
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
Garnish: Sliced raw almonds


  1. Add soaked wheatberries in a saucepan with 2 cups of apple cider. Cook on medium heat until wheatberries are tender (about 20 minutes). Drain and keep aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350F.
  3. Add the rest of ingredients on a baking sheet, toss to coat and roast for 15 to 20 minutes until sprouts are nice and tender/lightly browned.
  4. Remove from oven and toss it with wheatberries. Serve it room temperature, topped with sliced raw almonds.


Have a very Happy Friday, weekend and everything in between!

What are you more excited about the upcoming Halloween/Diwali celebrations? Please share. I don’t want to be just the only one with all of this excitement!!


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1 Paige October 19, 2012 at 10:02 AM

I can’t wait to try this out. It looks delicious. I just started reading your blog, and it’s making me so excited about cooking! No more hamburgers for me! :) Thank you!


2 Kiran October 27, 2012 at 10:36 AM

Paige — oh my gosh, you totally made my day!! Thank you so so much. Comments like yours truly gives me so much happiness to do what I do every day! I hope you get to try this recipe and let me know how it tastes! Thanks for reading my space :)


3 Jen L | Tartine and Apron Strings October 19, 2012 at 10:17 AM

I’m not a big Brussels sprouts fan, but wow-za! this is a gorgeous dish! I’d eat this just for the beautiful colours!


4 Kiran October 27, 2012 at 10:38 AM

Jen — thank you! I was not a big fan of bsprouts too. Now, I can’t stop :)


5 Jen @ Savory Simple October 19, 2012 at 1:22 PM

So many of my favorite ingredients!
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6 Kiran October 27, 2012 at 10:42 AM

Jen — :)


7 Carolyn Chan October 19, 2012 at 1:25 PM

That dish looks amazing! Happy Diwali!
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8 Kiran October 27, 2012 at 10:44 AM

Carolyn — thank you :)


9 Choc Chip Uru October 19, 2012 at 2:54 PM

This salad looks exceptional my friend stunning job 😀
And how exciting Diwali is coming again soon!

Choc Chip Uru
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10 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Uru — thank you! And yup, festivities are upon us :)


11 Cassie October 19, 2012 at 3:52 PM

This is beyond beautiful for a salad! I simply adore brussels sprouts too. Love this!
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12 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:05 AM

Cassie — thank you, my dear friend :)


13 Laura (Tutti Dolci) October 20, 2012 at 12:04 AM

Beautiful salad! I had roasted brussels sprouts at a restaurant last weekend and fell head over heels for them. Looks like I need to try your salad next!
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14 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:08 AM

Laura — thanks my dear friend, and have a safe trip abroad.


15 Charul Ajmera October 20, 2012 at 2:36 AM

I have never had Brussels sprouts but something about the look of this tells me it is my kind of thing. I don’t think we wheat berries in India. Gonna try it with some other combination. :)
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16 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Charul — I’ve never had brussel sprouts before coming to US. You can try this recipe with different grains that are available in India :)


17 ChopinandMysaucepan October 20, 2012 at 7:54 AM

Dear Kiran,

I love brussels sprouts especially if they are roasted with that smoky flavour. Not much Halloween excitement here in Sydney although I can definitely feel the vibes from reading about what you guys are up to in the US :)


18 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:18 AM

Dear Chopin — that is why I love blogging so so much. You get to experience the excitement of celebrations from around the world :)


19 Rosa Mayland October 20, 2012 at 5:36 PM

I wish we would celebrate Halloween in Switzerland….

This dish is fabulous. I <3 Brussel sprouts!!!




20 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:21 AM

Rosa — get some pumpkins. Decorate your home with it and you would feel Halloween :)


21 Deb October 20, 2012 at 5:38 PM

We very much enjoy Brussels Sprouts in the autumn. Your recipe is full of hearty fall flavor and healthy wheat berries, a great seasonal recipe!


22 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:22 AM

Deb — thank you!


23 Hardesh October 21, 2012 at 9:02 AM

Dear Kiran,

Very beautiful , looks really colourful and beautiful ……. Awesome shot too…..


24 Nancy/SpicieFoodie October 21, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Yum! I love both Brussels sprouts and wheat berries. This is such a scrumptious recipe.
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25 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:23 AM

Nancy — thank you so much!


26 kitchen queen October 21, 2012 at 3:01 PM

first time here. nice space. do visit my space too please.
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27 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:23 AM

KQ — welcome, and thanks for commenting :)


28 The Squishy Monster October 22, 2012 at 1:42 AM

I love your gracious candy giving spirit! and THESE look like little gems—gorgeous AND delicious! (That’s the total package) ^.^
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29 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:31 AM

TSM — Hahaha!! I want to spread my candy joy around the world. It’s wishful thinking and I’m sure many wouldn’t want to risk getting cavities 😉


30 Raymund October 22, 2012 at 3:05 AM

Not just a great recipe but another amazing photography
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31 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:37 AM

Raymund — thank you, my friend :)


32 lizzie - strayed from the table October 22, 2012 at 5:47 AM

I really love roasted brussel sprouts. Great photos.
Will be looking for some wheat berries to try – they look good.
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33 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:55 AM

Lizzie — thank you, and I hope you get to try this recipe. Let me know how it tastes :)


34 Nik@A Brown Table October 22, 2012 at 1:00 PM

How delicious, I love brussel sprouts, I just need to find the wheat-berries!
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35 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:57 AM

Nik — thank you! You can use any readily available grain, if not wheat berries :)


36 Kitchen Belleicious October 22, 2012 at 3:37 PM

i love my brussel sprouts but my best friend not so much so I am always looking for ways to jazz them up a bit to get her to like them because I swore to myself I would get her to change her mid on them! Its like my goal! LOL! I think she would love this


37 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 4:59 AM

Jessica — lol, I hope you get to change her mind on brussel sprouts soon :)


38 Vijitha October 22, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Healthy delicious salad. I wasn’t a Brussels sprout lover earlier but once I started experimenting with it, I realized how versatile they are. Scrumptious meal!
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39 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:00 AM

Vijitha — thank you! I’m always looking for more ways to enjoy brussel sprouts :)


40 Kiersten @ Oh My Veggies October 22, 2012 at 7:36 PM

What a beautiful salad! Roasted brussels sprouts are a favorite of mine and I love the idea of combining them with wheat berries. So rustic and filling!
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41 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:07 AM

Kiersten — thank you so so much! :)


42 foodwanderings October 22, 2012 at 8:14 PM

oh Kiran some of my favorite ingredients. So happy your paired wheat berry & brussels sprouts. I can imagine the textures and flavors complement each other so well. Another dish I can mark for Thanksgiving! :)


43 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:13 AM

Shulie — yay and thanks! Please let me know how it tastes, after Thanksgiving of course :)


44 Rekha Kakkar October 23, 2012 at 3:19 AM

Brussles sprouts in a new love for me but wheat berries always remind of my grandmother who used to boil them for hours and serve it with brown unprocessed sugar and some pure ghee…but love this combo too, going to try after next ingredient shopping trip.
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45 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:21 AM

Rekha — thank you and do let me know how it tastes :)

The key to cook wheat-berries or any tough grain is to soak overnight in some hot water. That makes cooking time a breeze!


46 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:31 AM

Rekha — for some reason, the comment form on your blog is not appearing and there’s no way to comment on your posts. Just to inform you so that you can look into it :)


47 Rekha November 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM

Thanks so much Kiran for letting me know… Problem is rectified now :)
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48 Kristi Rimkus October 23, 2012 at 9:54 AM

What a lovely fall recipe. It has such a nice presentation, doesn’t it?
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49 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:32 AM

Kristi — thank you!


50 Helene Dsouza I Masala Herb October 23, 2012 at 10:08 AM

coconut oil, cranberries, apple cide and the veggies! sounds excellent to me, I wish I could make some right now. Have fun in Chicago Kiran!


51 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 5:43 AM

Helene — thank you so much, my dear :)


52 Jenny @ Ichigo Shortcake October 23, 2012 at 11:48 AM

I know a lot of people who don’t like brussle sprouts but I love them. Your recipe looks so delicious! We don’t really celebrate Halloween here in Australia which is such a shame! So hence I don’t really feel the excitement. :(
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53 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 6:17 AM

Jenny — that’s the beauty of blogging world. You get to celebrate everything, no matter what :)


54 Katerina October 23, 2012 at 11:58 AM

Looks delicious Kiran! Have a beautiful journey!
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55 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 6:25 AM

Katerina — thank you!


56 Asmita October 23, 2012 at 10:51 PM

Hi Kiran,
The salad looks beautiful! I cannot wait for Diwali. Super excited!!!
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57 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 6:26 AM

Hi Asmita — thank you and ditto about Diwali :)


58 amy @ fearless homemaker October 24, 2012 at 2:27 PM

what a lovely, fall salad – just delicious! i’m excited for halloween, too, although we’re supposed to go to a party this saturday + we haven’t figured out our costumes yet – must figure out something soon!
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59 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 6:36 AM

Amy — thank you! I’m curious about your Halloween costumes 😉

ps: I thought you should know, there’s a database connection failure on your blog.


60 amy @ fearless homemaker October 29, 2012 at 8:31 AM

thank you so much for letting me know – i had no idea! i just contacted my host + hopefully it’ll be back up ASAP!


61 fabiola@notjustbaked October 25, 2012 at 4:52 PM

I love these, I have yet to try wheat berry this way, so I will give it a go. It looks delicious!
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62 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 6:38 AM

Fabiola — thank you so much, dear friend. Do let me know how it tastes :)


63 Neel October 27, 2012 at 11:55 AM

This salad looks exceptional and tempting – wish it can tempt my daughter. the pics are simply stunning :)


64 Kiran October 29, 2012 at 6:48 AM

Neel — thank you so much. You can try shredding the brussel sprouts to tempt your daughter in eating 😉


65 Emily @SageRecipes November 2, 2012 at 5:56 PM

Yum! This looks amazing and I love how it has so many Fall flavors ~ craving this now!!


66 Jeanette November 12, 2012 at 10:40 PM

Stunning photos and I love the heartiness of this dish!
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