Garlic grilled broccoli is one of my favorite parts of summer grilling. But let’s be honest, we grill year round! A simple side dish, it adds loads of flavor to usually boring broccoli. Don’t get me wrong, I love a steamed stock, but with garlic and spices, it tastes so much better! Add a nice char and OH!
Broccoli is part of the cabbage family and high in anti-carcinogenic properties as well as vitamin C and dietary fiber. Unfortunately many types of cooking, such as boiling and blanching, can significantly reduce the intensity of the health benefits. Grilling is an excellent choice to traditional steaming and locks in the nutrients. It also reduces the amount of heat being produced in your kitchen if you already have the grill fired up outside. The variety of spices that could be used is endless, however this combination is my favorite. Garlic also holds many healing and healthy properties, so it is the trifecta of health foods!
Do be careful though. The oil marinade will flare up a little on the grill. I like to serve my garlic grilled broccoli with Caprese Burgers, Spicy Korean BBQ Chicken or Dijon Pork Chops.