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Grilled Broccoli in a bowl seasoned with garlic and chili

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


  • 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


  • 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.


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.
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!!
What to Serve with Grilled Broccoli
Grilled Broccoli goes with just about anything. How about serving it with.....
Adapted from Ottolenghi.


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