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zaytinya brussel sprouts

Zaytinya Brussels Sprouts (Brussels Afelia)

  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 3 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegan


Make your own Zaytinya Brussels sprouts that taste just like the classic Washington, D.C. restaurant! Crispy, creamy, and full of mediterranean flavor! A healthy side dish that makes for a well-rounded, vegan dinner option.


  • 1 lb Brussels Sprouts (rinsed and halved)
  • 1 TBS avocado oil (or other high-heat oil)
  • olive oil (used throughout)
  • 1 tsp coriander seeds
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/2 cup plain non-dairy yogurt
  • 5 TBS mix of pomegranate arils, pine nuts, craisins (whatever you have on hand!)


  1. Heat a cast iron skillet to high. Once hot, add avocado oil and Brussels sprouts. Sear sprouts until slightly blackened, stirring throughout. This will take 7 – 12 minutes. Season with a little salt and pepper. Once leaves are nice and burnt, remove sprouts from pan and set aside.

  2. Add coriander seeds to hot skillet and toast for 1 -3 minutes, until fragrant. Dump seeds in a small bowl and crush with the back of a spoon, until partially pulverized.

  3. In another small bowl use a fork to whip together yogurt, 1 TBS olive oil, and a dash of salt and pepper. Set aside.

  4. On a large serving tray, assemble sprouts with dollops of yogurt sauce. Sprinkle coriander seeds throughout and top with a few TBS pomegranate arlis, craisins, and pine nuts. Enjoy!

  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Sauteing
  • Cuisine: Mediterranean


  • Serving Size: One third of recipe

Keywords: brussels, zaytinya, sides, pomegranate