grilled broccoli recipes

GRILLED BROCCOLI RECIPES FOR WEIGHT LOSS

Grilled broccoli recipes are perfect side dishes to make your day. They are easy to prepare and flavor. Make sure you use fresh broccoli for your recipe. While slicing the head of your broccoli, make sure that you include the stem in it. The stem holds your broccoli into slabs or a large slice. Also, if you like firmer broccoli, you can grill without blanching. Grilled broccoli recipes are safe to eat regularly. it contains antioxidants that can fight against aging. Regularly eating this vegetable reduces fine lines, skin issues, acne, wrinkles on your skin. Broccoli prevents constipation, overeating and aids digestion.

Most times, vegetarians unable to complete their protein requirement suffices that with broccoli because it contains lots of protein. Broccoli is good for weight loss. It prevents many chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, heart disease. When you are not deep-frying any of your ingredients, it is healthier and more suitable for weight loss. Some of the ingredients you would need to make grilled broccoli recipes may include olive oil, salt, pepper, parmesan cheese, lemon, garlic, vinegar, chives, onion powder, etc. others. There are a variety of recipes below to help you prepare this vegetable to bring out its flavor.

  Grilled Broccoli Recipes

1.    Grilled Broccoli with Smoky Yoghurt Sauce

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Grilled broccoli with smoky yogurt sauce is ready in 25 minutes using the simple ingredients listed below.

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Total Time: 25 minutes

      Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil
  • 6 cups of broccoli florets
  • ½ teaspoon of smoked paprika
  • 1 lemon (grated)
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • ¾ cup of whole milk plain Greek yogurt
  • ½ teaspoon of ground cumin

Preparation

  1. First, place a bowl of ice water beside the stove. Put a large pot of water on the stove to boil.
  2. Secondly, add your broccoli florets and boil until it becomes bright green color and tender, or leave it for about 1 minute.
  3. After boiling, use a spoon to transfer broccoli into the ice water. Then drain it from the water and leave to dry
  4. Next, grate a teaspoon zest from your lemon, then cut the lemon in half.
  5. Now, place your grill pan over medium-high heat to heat up. When it becomes hot, add lemon halves, cook for about 4 minutes.
  6. Then, transfer it to a plate and place broccoli in the pan, and cook. Stir once until broccoli has been lightly charred for 5 minutes.
  7. After cooking broccoli, transfer to a medium-sized bowl and add olive oil, ¼ teaspoon of salt and pepper
  8. Juice one-half lemon into a small bowl, then stir yogurt, zest, paprika, cumin, and remaining ¼ teaspoon of salt

Nutritional Facts

Fat 6.4g; Carbohydrate 10.5g; Protein 7.9g; calories 115 kcal.

2.    Grilled Broccoli with Lemon and Parmesan

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Grilled Broccoli with lemon and parmesan is an easy side dish; it is flavorful and tender.

    Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 10 minutes

      Total Time: 20 minutes

      Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • ½ lemon (juiced)
  • 1 lb of broccoli florets
  • ½ cup of parmesan cheese
  • ½ lemon (sliced)
  • 1 tablespoon of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. First of all, heat your grill to medium-high heat at 350 degrees F
  2. Then, add broccoli florets, olive oil, lemon slices, and juice. Also, season with salt and pepper.
  3. Using a vegetable grilling plate, grill broccoli for about 10 minutes, continually stirring
  4. When it becomes bright green and tender, transfer your vegetable into a serving plate.
  5. Lastly, sprinkle parmesan cheese over broccoli and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Fat 4g; Carbohydrate 5g; Protein 5g; calories 79 kcal.

3.    Grilled Broccoli with Herb Vinaigrette

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    Preparation Time: 10 minutes

      Cook Time: 20 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

      Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar
  • 4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 small broccoli stalks
  • ½ teaspoon of salt
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh chives
  • ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh basil
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper

Preparation

  1. First, heat a side of your grill and leave the other side.
  2. Then place broccoli in a large bowl and toss with ¼ teaspoon of salt and two tablespoons of olive oil in a large bowl.
  3. Grill your vegetables until it turned lightly charred and bright green. This should take about 15 minutes. While grilling, turning once halfway through.
  4. After 15 minutes, move broccoli to the unheated part of the grill and cook until broccoli stalks are tender; that will take 10 minutes more.
  5. While grilling, whisk chives, basil, vinegar, mustard, pepper, ¼ teaspoon of salt, and remaining two tablespoons of olive oil.
  6. Lastly, combine vinaigrette and broccoli to coat. Then serve

Nutritional Facts

Fat 10g; Carbohydrate 14g; Protein 5g; calories 154 kcal.

4.    Grilled Broccoli Caesar Salad

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This recipe is insanely delicious and fun. It has an easy to make dressing that lightens it up

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

      Serves: 6

       Ingredients

  • 200 grams of prosciutto
  • 3 teaspoons of olive oil
  • 2 cups of cubed bread
  • 3 medium heads of broccoli
  • ¼ teaspoon of sea salt

For dressing

  • 1/2 lemon (juiced)
  • ½ teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 minced anchovy
  • 1 garlic clove (finely minced)
  • Sea salt and pepper to taste

Preparation

  1. First, cut your broccoli into pieces and wrap each broccoli stem with a piece of prosciutto (while wrapping them, squeeze a little). make sure you wrap a good number of them.
  2. Then drizzle olive oil over broccoli. Place cubed bread in a medium bowl and toss with oil and salt to coat
  3. Next, oil your grill and set heat to medium-high. On the side, start mixing your dressing in a medium-sized bowl. Season your dressing ingredients with pepper and salt.
  4. Now, add bread to the grill and lower heat. Also, add prosciutto and broccoli, grill for 8 minutes.
  5. After grilling, transfer broccoli to a plate and drizzle dressing over it.
  6. Lastly, sprinkle some parmesan cheese over it and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Fat 7.9g; Carbohydrate 8.0g; Protein 6.1g; calories 118 kcal.

5.    Garlic Grilled Broccoli

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slenderkitchen.com

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

      Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 1 pound of broccoli (sliced)
  • Half teaspoon of onion powder
  • ½ teaspoon of garlic powder
  • Kosher salt and pepper to taste
  • ½ cup of grated cheddar cheese
  • 2 tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ teaspoon of lemon pepper
  • ¼ cup of olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon of dried thyme
  • Lemon wedges for garnishing (optional)

Preparation

  1. First, place a large pot of water over high heat and bring to a boil—Cook broccoli for a minute and transfer into very cold water. Drain excess water and leave to dry.
  2. Preheat your grill to high heat. Clean up the grill grate by scraping leftovers.
  3. Then, combine oil, Worcestershire sauce, lemon pepper, onion powder, garlic powder, dried thyme in a medium-sized bowl and whisk.
  4. After whisking, brush all sides of your broccoli with the marinade and sprinkle alt and pepper over it to taste.
  5. Next, place marinated broccoli on the grill and cook for about 4 minutes on each side.
  6. When they are charred with crispy edges, transfer unto a platter and sprinkle cheese over it (do this while broccoli is still hot so that the cheese can melt). Also, sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Nutritional Facts

Fat 19g; Carbohydrate 10g; Protein 6g; calories 228 kcal.

6.    Grilled Broccoli and Arugula Salad

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This dish can be made hours before you want to serve. You just have to wait until you are ready to serve before mixing them.

    Preparation Time: 15 minutes

      Cook Time: 15 minutes

      Total Time: 30 minutes

      Serves: 4

       Ingredients

  • 2 heads of broccoli florets
  • 1 oil packed anchovy fillet
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 3 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 cup of chervil with tender sprigs
  • 2/3 cup of mayonnaise
  • ¼ cup of chopped chives
  • 2 tablespoons of lemon juice
  • ¼ cup of buttermilk
  • 1 cup of tarragon leaves
  • 3 ½ ounces of smoked cheddar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons od Dijon mustard
  • 3 cups of mature arugula

Preparation

  1. First of all, place your broccoli in a large pot of boiling water over high heat. After about 2 minutes, transfer it into cold water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. Next, preheat grill to medium-high heat—Toss broccoli with oil and salt.
  3. Grill broccoli, occasionally turning for about 7 minutes. After grilling, transfer to a bowl and let it cool
  4. Blend anchovy, tarragon, buttermilk, mayonnaise, chives, lemon juice, mustard in a blender. Add salt to season.
  5. Then add arugula to broccoli and mix well. Drizzle ¾ cup of your salad dressing over it and add more salt if needed
  6. Transfer, salad to a platter and sprinkle cheddar on it. Serve.

Nutritional Facts

Fat 19g; Carbohydrate 10g; Protein 6g; calories 228 kcal.

 Eat healthy food without having to eat a tasteless and unflavored meal. Try the grilled broccoli recipes listed above; you won’t regret it.

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