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Grilled Broccoli

grilled broccoli

This healthy and simple Grilled Broccoli recipe was inspired by a comment Kristi left on my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken post way back when:

Elana, you mentioned you like to serve this yummy chicken with grilled broccoli. I’ve grilled other veggies but not this. How do you go about grilling broccoli? Thanks! Kristi

Thank you, Kristi! I hope you enjoy this grilled broccoli with my Grilled Chipotle Orange Chicken or another gluten free chicken recipe.

Grilled Broccoli


  1. Wash and cut broccoli into smallish pieces with long stems
  2. Toss broccoli in a large bowl with olive oil and salt
  3. Place on grill over medium heat
  4. Cook for 3-5 on each side until tender
  5. Serve

When I made this broccoli a couple of afternoons ago in order to get a picture of it for y’all, I had to hide it from my boys.  They wanted to eat it all –they like this dish that much!  The grilled broccoli also goes really well with a little homemade garlic oil poured over it.  That’s one of our favorite wintery dinner side dishes.

Thanks for voting for my recipe over at the Pacific Foods Everyday Chef Challenge.* I am the only gluten free blogger in the contest and I’m thrilled that Pacific Foods chose me to participate.  Voting is still underway and you can vote every 24 hours. So, head on over and take a look at my recipe, Thai Vegetable Soup and cast a vote for your favorite recipe! Jaden from steamykitchen.com is moderating the challenge and has a great roundup post with more details about all the participating food bloggers.

Don’t forget about last weeks giveaway for a chance to win a case of Pacific Foods Broths and Soups!

We’re not done with the giveaways! Today, I’m giving away a Pesticide Action Network 100% organic cotton tote bag (pictured below) to celebrate the launch of PAN’s newly overhauled website. To be entered leave a comment below and let us know what you do to avoid letting pesticides into your life.

pesticide action network tote

Update: this giveaway is now over and the winner was Kelly!

* Disclosure: I am working with Pacific Natural Foods as a participant in this promotion and have received a stipend

posted on September 20, 2010, 28 comments

  1. Jennifer and Jaclyn @ sketch-free vegan @ sketch-freeveganeating.blogspot.com

    Thank you for linking that site. It seems very informative. We avoid ingesting pesticides and chemicals in general by buying organic or growing our own. Some vegetables like corn have actually been crossed with a pesticide so it’s not sprayed on, but there is pesticide in each individual kernel. We try to do our research and try to stay away from produce we know has been crossed with a chemical.

  2. I am a big supporter of local sources – I try to shop the local organic or at least pesticide free farms. If we don’t support them, they won’t survive against the big corporations! I also avoid the genetically modified food and encourage others to demand that all GM food be labeled as such – we have a right to know what we are eating.

  3. Kelly

    I try to shop local and ask before I buy fruits and vegetables. Thanks for the give away!

  4. Brandon May @ thehealthyadvocate.com

    We actually made this tonight, before I even read this post! The garlic oil sounds divine–I must try that. We had this alongside cubed steak with an almond meal crust…I must post the recipe sometime.

    Just Kelly said before me, I always seek local and organic ingredients whenever possible. I love my local gardener who comes up to my local health food store, and puts out all her organic vegetables, fruits and homemade items! I also try to choose organic bath products at all times.

    Wonderful giveaways! :)

  5. Kathryn Richards

    I try to purchase organic and/or local produce. We just getting our bodies healthier, and part of that is to purchase pesticide free food.

  6. Simple perfection, Elana! If your boys like a little garlic and cranberries, I do a quick sauté of broccoli with a little fresh, minced garlic… then throw in some dried cranberries to finish it off. (Think we may have a little gluten-intolerance with our oldest daughter so I’ll be watching your recipes closely to pass on:)

  7. Karen R

    I buy organic whenever possible, and always for items with an edible peel! We also take care to buy organic potting soil and avoid using pesticides on our lawn and gardens. It’s not the prettiest lawn on the block, but at least I don’t have to worry about my kids playing on it!

  8. Jeanie

    I grow a lot of our vegetables and I also buy from the local farmers market. I have roasted broccoli in the oven but haven’t tried grilling it. It sounds yummy.

  9. sarah

    we purchase organic. great point about the GM corn having built-in pesticide. i also make sure to have dd stay off the grass if either there is a “sprayed” sign or if i can smell it.

  10. Kim

    I buy produce from a local organic veggie farm…so tasty and healthy!!!

  11. Suzanne

    To avoid pesticides, I also buy farm-direct whenever possible, and most importantly, I get to know the farmers. Then I can say thanks whenever I’ve enjoyed their product.

  12. kevin

    is it possible to do this with oven? can you please give instructions for doing it on an oven?

  13. Karen

    I grow my own veggies. Nope, not a natural gardener and sometimes I do better than others but at least I know what is in/on my produce. Right now I have tomatos coming on and late lettuce and peas that should be ready in a couple of weeks. Yum! Of course, I supplement with local produce…. organic and from farmers I’ve come to know….

  14. Audrey

    We buy organic whenever possible but wash everything well.

  15. Concetta27

    I think any vegetable is improved by putting it on the grill or in the oven.

  16. Lisa Vance

    I grow my own herbs rather than purchasing the fresh ones at the grocery store so that I can control what is used on them.

  17. Lissa Butler @ naturesbreatherbals.com

    I grow vegetables and herbs. What I am not able to grow, I purchase from local farmers markets and also buy organic. I focus on seasonal produce to reduce harm to the environment.

  18. Melissa

    Yum- I will be making this for dinner tonight, along with the mustard lime chicken!

  19. My family buys organic produce for all 11 of us! It’s expensive but it is what we need to keep our bodies healthy.

    I love your site! I’m excited to try this recipe… I tried the cauliflower rice the other day and it was delicious! Keep up the great work!

  20. Marisa H

    I avoid pesticides by only buying my food from local farmers and shops, and making sure to ASK them if they avoid pesticides!

  21. Kari

    We grow as much of our own food as we can, only use organic products on our lawn, buy local, grass-fed meat, and buy organic when possible. Thank you for the link to the website. It looks very informative. I have been enjoying trying out your recipes as well.

  22. Why have I never grilled broccoli before? Genius idea! Usually I steam broccoli, but I’m going to break out my grill very soon. Thanks for this great suggestion.

  23. Sam Totten

    I love the grilled broccoli idea! I grill squash and onion but thats about it. Also, I liked the link, I will visit PAN more often for any updates they have.
    To avoid pesticides, i don’t use commercial potting soils or sprays like 409 for my garden. Also, since I live in a rural area, I avoid all contact with planes that spray nearby crop lands. And as always, I eat organic! Love the tote and the recipe,


  24. We avoid pesticides by buying organic every time the option is there, and also by joining our local CSA where all of the products are either certified organic, certified chemical free, or certified naturally grown. great tote bag!

  25. Karin Becker @ KeyofLightWellness.com

    I purchase as much organic as I can … and when I have a hankering for something out of season, I use my Amega Wand to “wand” it and remove/neutralize pesticides and anything else … This infuses my food with zero point field energy which reminds the cells to go back to homeostasis … :-)

    Always Blessings ~

  26. Eileen Vollmer @ eileenvollmer.com

    Buy organic, even though that means driving 45 minutes to Whole Foods! Otherwise, I use a veggie wash.

    I also like roasting broccoli in the oven :)

    Thanks, Elana!

  27. Treycie Litaker

    I’m just starting out figuring out how to rid my son Duey that has autism, my mom which is diabetic and myself. I’m terrified but I have to get them well.

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