Grilled Broccoli Recipe
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Grilled Broccoli Recipe

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I started using this recipe in 1987, when I began cooking light. It's been a favorite side dish ever since. With its lemon and Parmesan flavors, it once took second place in a cooking contest. —Alice Nulle of Woodstock, Illinois
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing Grill: 10 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + standing Grill: 10 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 6 cups fresh broccoli spears
  • 2 tablespoons plus 1-1/2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Shaved Parmesan cheese and purple basil leaves, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 cup equals 107 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 8 mg cholesterol, 304 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 6 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1-1/2 fat, 1 vegetable


  1. Place broccoli in a large bowl. Combine the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper; drizzle over broccoli and toss to coat. Let stand for 30 minutes.
  2. Toss broccoli, then drain marinade. Place cheese in a large resealable plastic bag. Add broccoli, a few pieces at a time, shake to coat.
  3. Using long-handled tongs, moisten a paper towel with cooking oil and lightly coat the grill rack. Prepare grill for indirect heat using a drip pan. Place broccoli over drip pan and grill, covered, over indirect medium heat for 8-10 minutes on each side or until crisp-tender. If desired, garnish with shaved Parmesan and fresh basil. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Grilled Broccoli in Light & Tasty April/May 2005, p29

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Reviewed Apr. 20, 2015

"Very nice flavor. I steamed my broccoli instead of grilling it and then added the lemon juice and oil to it. Turned out very tasty."

Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

"Pretty tasty! Would probably grill a little longer next time."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2014

"Definitely a different take on broccoli. No marinade left over for me either. This was a nice change for a side dish."

Reviewed Jun. 20, 2010

"I agree with DebbiR, I didn't have any marinade to empty. It did come out OK, though it was sticking on my grilling pan (I used an old baking tray). I would make it again, but I would use more oil and a little more lemon juice."

Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

"I followed the recipe, but I added about a 1/4 to a 1/2 teaspoon of garlic power"

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