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Grilled Broccoli Recipe

Grilled Broccoli Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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

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ronschief User ID: 6429800 252620
Reviewed Aug. 13, 2016

"very tasty, used grill pan for it also. will make again!"

cbenne12 User ID: 7424916 225155
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."

pols005 User ID: 2996794 63297
Reviewed Nov. 2, 2014

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

Worshipguy User ID: 6391761 148392
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."

lesdesdhs User ID: 4630240 55396
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."

1234Bud User ID: 5207079 70449
Reviewed Jun. 13, 2010

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

DebbiR User ID: 4162498 106126
Reviewed Jun. 24, 2009

"i am just making this but don't understand how i could have enough marinade even to "drain". i had to double it just to coat the 2 cups of broccoli!"

zucchini lady User ID: 2608427 59370
Reviewed Mar. 31, 2009

"I bought a teflon pan with small holes in it for my grill, this works well with this broccoli dish/great for fish/shrimp/stir fry on the grill."

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