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How to BBQ Broccoli with Lemon Wedges + Video

This recipe for How to Grill Broccoli with Lemon Wedges is so quick & easy, as well as being tasty & full of nutrients.

broccoliThis is a side dish that is easily prepared while your main dish is cooking.

The broccoli is blanched & shocked, seasoned & thrown on the grill for a stupendous addition to any plate, healthy & all!

How to BBQ Broccoli with Lemon Wedges:

basket of lemonsIf you’ve never thought of grilling citrus, you’re surely missing out. Just as other foods benefit from the flavor of smoke & char, so do lemons, limes, oranges, even grapefruit. The grill develops their sweetness and it’s a new way to enjoy the same fruit.

Type: Side Dish Recipe

Prep Time: 10 min
Shock Time: 5 – 10 min
Cook Time: 15 min
Yield: 3 – 4 servings

The ingredients & instructions are listed below the video for measurements & directions. Please enjoy this webisode of Cooking with Kimberly:



  1. Potato Peeler by Rapid in White - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comUsing a peeler, peel the stalk of the broccoli and cut the very end off, leaving the main part of the stalk intact.
  2. Remove as much of the end of the stalk as needed to be able to place the entire broccoli stalk into your selected sauce pan. Cut the broccoli stalk in half lengthwise.
  3. Have ready, a medium sized sauce pan with about 3 – 4 inches of salted, boiling water in it.
  4. Place both halves of the broccoli stalk into the salted, boiling water and blanch for 3 min. Remove sauce pan from stove and drain water out of sauce pan.
  5. Have ready, a large bowl of ice water. Immediately, plunge broccoli stalks into the ice water and leave them there for about 5 – 10 min, to stop the cooking process and retain the nice green color. Remove broccoli from ice water and shake out the water from the florets.
  6. Into a large mixing bowl, pour balsamic vinegar and olive oil, and dip the broccoli tops into the mixture, stirring them around to coat the tops and then do the same with the stalks and place them back into the mixing bowl along with the lemon wedges.
  7. Texas BBQ s6000 Combination Gas Grill - shop.cookingwithkimberly.comSprinkle smoked sea salt and pepper, distributing them over the broccoli stalks and tops. Then, off to the outdoor grill.
  8. Place flat side of broccoli stalks on your preheated grill that has been coated with cooking spray, on direct medium heat, and allow grill marks to form. Do the same with the lemon wedges. Then, flip them all over, and do the same with the other side.
  9. The stalks of broccoli will now be tender and ready to transfer to a tray along with the lemon wedges.
  10. How to Grill Broccoli with Lemon Wedges - cookingwithkimberly.comSlice the broccoli stalks lengthwise, into serving pieces.

Place all broccoli stalks on a serving tray, or individual plates, and enjoy this fantastic side dish of Grilled Broccoli with Lemon Wedges.

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Author: Kimberly Turner

Kimberly Turner is the web-chef behind CookingWithKimberly.com. Food writer, food consultant and general lover of the delicious treats on our planet, Kimberly brings you hearty content, delicious offerings, fun antics, and some down-home cooked love with her mom making cameos. Internet entrepreneur and marketer, International model, and Editor-in-Chief of a number of online publications. Be a Champion in Your Kitchen & Eat Deliciously!

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