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Spicy Grilled Broccoli

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. + standing Grill: 10 min.


6 servings

My kids eat this spiced broccoli without cheese; it’s that good. It transports easily to the beach, the park or tailgate parties and also works on an indoor grill. —Kathy Lewis-Martinez, Spring Valley, California
Spicy Grilled Broccoli Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 2 bunches broccoli
  • 1/2 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon smoked paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper


  1. Cut each broccoli bunch into 6 pieces. In a 6-qt. stockpot, place a steamer basket over 1 in. of water. Place broccoli in basket. Bring water to a boil. Reduce heat to maintain a simmer; steam, covered, 4-6 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk marinade ingredients until blended. Add broccoli; gently toss to coat. Let stand, covered, 15 minutes.
  3. Drain broccoli, reserving marinade. Grill broccoli, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from heat 6-8 minutes or until broccoli is tender, turning once. If desired, serve with reserved marinade.

Nutrition Facts

2 pieces : 122 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 135mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 6g fiber), 6g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.

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