Grilled Broccolini Recipe: Simple Grilling for Flavorful Greens!

Grilled Broccolini is like your best friend for summer grilling. It’s this tender veggie that tastes like a mix of broccoli and Chinese broccoli, and it goes with everything—grilled pork chops, salmon, chicken kebabs, you name it!

This grilled Broccolini recipe is super easy, whether it’s for a simple dinner or you’re having friends over. Grilling the lemon and those long, skinny stalks gives it a fancy touch. And let me tell you, the mix of crispy florets, soft stems, smoky lemon, and salty Parmesan is just so yummy. You’ll want to make it again and again!

When you grill broccolini, it comes out bright green with those perfect charred spots. Squeezing lemon on top makes it even better, perfect for any grilled meal. And the best part? It looks fancy but it’s easy to make, and it tastes even better than regular broccoli!

Grilled Broccolini Recipe

Grilled Broccolini Recipe

Grilling veggies gives them a yummy flavor, and broccolini is no different! Just add olive oil and garlic, and you've got a tasty side dish ready in 15 minutes. It goes great with any main course—chicken, meat, or seafood. Sometimes, I even eat it with eggs for a meatless meal, topped with hollandaise sauce. Have you got leftovers? No problem! Just store them in the fridge for 3-4 days. To reheat, either use the microwave at half power or heat them up in a 350°F oven. Or, enjoy them cold, like antipasti.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American
Servings 4
Calories 174 kcal


  • Grill or Grill Pan
  • Cutting Board
  • Knife


  • 2 packs Baby broccolini each about 10 ounces
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ¼ tsp Lemon pepper or regular pepper
  • 1 –2 tbsp Olive oil or olive oil spray
  • 1 Lemon if you want


  • Heat your grill to medium heat.
  • Put the broccolini on a plate.
  • Pour a bit of olive oil or spray it over the broccolini so it’s all covered. You might need to use your hands to make sure it’s all coated.
  • Sprinkle salt and lemon pepper on the broccolini.
  • Put the broccolini on the grill and cook for around 5 minutes. Turn them occasionally until they look a bit charred.
  • Take them off the grill. If you want, you can squeeze some lemon juice on top before serving.


  • Don’t let your grill get too hot, or the broccolini will burn before it gets soft.
  • How long you cook depends on how thick the broccolini is. Thicker ones take about 8 minutes, while thinner ones only need 3-4 minutes.
  • You can save any leftovers in the fridge in a sealed container for 3-4 days. Heat them in the microwave at half power or the oven at 350°F. 

Nutrition Facts:

Calories174 kcal

How to Store Broccolini in Water?

How to Store Broccolini in Water?

Keep broccolini fresh by putting it in a plastic bag or a cup of water in your fridge. It’ll last about a week. Broccolini is like a mix of broccoli and kale, with small florets and thin stalks, all tender.

How Much to Cut Off From Broccolini?

The ends of the stalks are usually tough, so chop off about half an inch from the bottom and toss it. The rest is yummy and soft. To make sure it cooks evenly, I like to slice the stems lengthwise to make them a bit thinner.

Can You Freeze Raw Broccolini?

Yep, you can freeze broccolini! Here’s how: Lay it out in a single layer on a tray or plate lined with parchment paper. Stick it in the freezer until it’s completely frozen, which usually takes 1 to 2 hours. Once it’s frozen solid, you can put it in a plastic container or freezer bag. It’ll stay good and won’t get freezer burn for about 6 to 8 months.

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