You haven’t had broccoli quite like this delicious grilled broccoli recipe. Fresh broccoli is seasoned and grilled until charred on the outside and soft on the inside. It’ll be your new favorite way of cooking broccoli!
Easy Grilled Broccoli Recipe
Sure, steamed broccoli, air fryer broccoli, or roasted broccoli taste great and all… but have you tried GRILLING broccoli? It’s a game-changer. It may sound more complicated than the other options, but it’s actually a super easy cooking method that’ll take your broccoli-eating experience to a whole other level.
For seasoning the broccoli, we opted for olive oil, salt, and black pepper. The result is a delectable blend of charred flavors that enhance the natural taste of broccoli in every bite. Seriously, you don’t want to miss out on this recipe during grilling season!
Why grill broccoli?
It’s an easy side dish that you can quickly prepare for any occasion.
Grilling offers a different flavor that has more depth compared to other cooking methods.
The crispy bits of broccoli are just the best!
The flavor combination, as well as the charred outer layer and soft interior, are absolutely delicious.
Made with 4 Simple Ingredients
- Broccoli: we chopped the broccoli into equal-sized florets for even cooking.
- Olive oil: olive oil is needed to give the broccoli flavor and get it nice and crispy.
- Salt: salt enhances the broccoli’s natural flavor.
- Pepper: adds a little spice without taking away from the grilled taste.
How to Grill Broccoli
Preheat the grill to 400ºF and lay a large piece of tin foil or a grilling basket over direct heat.
Drizzle olive oil over the foil or in the basket.
Next, add the broccoli to a large mixing bowl and add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Massage the oil and spices into the broccoli.
Transfer the broccoli onto the tin foil on the grill. Or, place it into a grill basket.
Spread the broccoli out evenly and grill for 5 minutes. Toss and grill for another 5 minutes or until the broccoli begins to char.
SERVE + ENJOY
Now it’s time to serve your delicious grilled broccoli! Remove from the grill, serve, and enjoy!
Roasted Broccoli Recipe
Is your grill filled to the brim already? No worries! Make our roasted broccoli in the oven instead.
Top Tips for Grilling Broccoli
Try to chop the broccoli florets into even size pieces. This will ensure that all the pieces cook evenly on the grill.
The smaller the broccoli pieces are, the faster it will cook. So feel free to adjust the cooking time as necessary!
After grilling, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese. This will add some extra flavor that will elevate your dish to the next level.
What to Serve with Grilled Broccoli
You’ve got the grill fired up, why not grill your main dish as well! We recommend any of the following recipe pairings that taste delish with grilled broccoli:
Ways to Use Leftover Broccoli
Don’t let any broccoli go to waste! There are plenty of tasty ways you can use your grilled broccoli. Here are some ideas:
- Chicken Broccoli Alfredo
- Beef and Broccoli Stir Fry
- Broccoli and Cheese Stuffed Chicken Breast
- Broccoli and Cheese Casserole with Orzo
- Healthy Broccoli Cheese Soup
- 30-Minute Pasta Primavera
Store any leftover broccoli in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
Grilled Broccoli Recipe
- Preheat the grill to 400ºF and lay a large piece of tin foil or a grilling basket over direct heat. Drizzle olive oil over the foil or in the basket.
- Add the broccoli to a large mixing bowl and add olive oil, salt, and pepper. Massage the oil and spices into the broccoli.
- Transfer the broccoli onto the tin foil on the grill. Or, place it into a grill basket. Spread the broccoli out evenly and grill for 5 minutes, toss, and grill for another 5 minutes or until the broccoli begins to char.
- Remove from the grill and enjoy.
Tips & Notes
- Try to chop the broccoli florets into about the same size.
- The smaller the broccoli, the faster it will cook.
- When the broccoli is grilled, add a squeeze of fresh lemon juice or sprinkle with parmesan for extra flavor.
Photography: photos taken in this post are by Erin from The Wooden Skillet.