Sep 1, 2010

Grilled Broccoli

Well, it worked for green beans – so why not grill broccoli?   This turned out to be an easy and delicious way to enjoy broccoli.  And I understand why – grilling imparts some of the same flavors as roasting in the oven – you get those nicely browned and caramelized portions.  With a squeeze of fresh lemon juice and some parmesan cheese – this is the prefect side dish!  Enjoy it before summer is gone and you’ve packed away your grill!


  • 2 1/2 tsp. kosher salt, divided
  • 1 pound broccoli florets, about 6 cups
  • 2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. freshly grated lemon zest
  • 1/3 cup grated parmesan cheese
  • lemon wedges, for serving


1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil over high heat, add 2 tsp. of kosher salt.

2. Add broccoli and cook for 3-5 minutes, until crisp and tender. Remove and place in an ice bath to rapidly cool.  Then place remove from ice bath and drain.

3. Preheat grill on medium-high heat.

4. In a large bowl, mix the broccoli, oil, lemon zest and 1/2 tsp. salt.

5. Grill over directly over medium heat (on a grill pan), with the lid closed as much as possible.   Stir occasionally until broccoli begins to brown – will take about 7-10 minutes. 

6. Remove from grill and sprinkle parmesan cheese on top.  Serve with lemon wedges.

Source: Weber’s Way to Grill

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  1. It has never crossed my mind to grill broccoli! I'll have to try this!

  2. I've roasted broccoli before - so good! Never even thought about grilling it - looks delicious!