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Grilled Broccoli in a bowl seasoned with garlic and chili
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Grilled Broccoli

Transform your chargrilled broccoli by adding in garlic, chilli and lemon.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 61kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 heads of broccoli appox 500g separated into florets
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil melted
  • 4 cloves of garlic sliced very fine
  • 2 mild red chillies sliced very fine
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Dash of lemon juice
  • lemon wedges

Instructions

  • Add the half the oil oil, garlic and the chilli to a pot over medium heat until garlic starts turning golden brown. Garlic and chilli burn very quickly so as soon as they start changing colour, pour the mix into a cool container to stop the cooking.
  • Blanch broccoli for 2 mins in a pot of boiling water then plunge broccoli into ice cold water to stop it cooking.
  • Drain broccoli and when dry put in a bowl and season the broccoli with the remaining oil, salt and pepper. Add in the broccoli and blanch it for exactly 2 mins (no more please).
  • After blanching empty the broccoli in to a colander and plunge the broccoli (in the colander) into ice cold water to stop it cooking.
  • Leave broccoli to dry completely, and when dry put in a bowl and season the broccoli with remaining olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Heat a ridged griddle pan over high heat and grill the broccoli in batches making sure to turn the florets halfway through so all sided get char marks.
  • Transfer the broccoli to a bowl, pour the garlic and chilli mix and a dash of lemon juice (if using). Adjust seasoning, add in lemon wedges (if using) and serve.

Notes

To make this grilled broccoli on the bbq
  • Fire up the barbeque and wait till the coals are medium hot.
  •  Brush the grill with some oil and grill the seasoned blanched broccoli for about 1-2 mins on each side.
To make this grilled broccoli in the oven
  • Preheat oven to fan-assisted 200C / 220C / 425 F / gas 7 450 degrees F.
  • Add seasoned broccoli to a baking sheet and bake for about 18 mins until tender but the edges are lightly browned.
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Weight Watchers Points in Grilled Broccoli
If you replace the 2 tbsp coconut oil with calorie-controlled cooking spray, there are 0 Weight Watchers SmartPoints per serving!!
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What to Serve with Grilled Broccoli
Grilled Broccoli goes with just about anything. How about serving it with.....
 
Adapted from Ottolenghi.

Nutrition

Serving: 8servings | Calories: 61kcal | Carbohydrates: 6g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 258mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 495IU | Vitamin C: 79.8mg | Calcium: 37mg | Iron: 0.7mg