This Broccolini recipe is seasoned and grilled to perfection! It's bright and fresh flavor makes the most delicious Keto side dish.
Chances are you most often see grilled broccolini when you're dining at a steakhouse or high end restaurant. It's makes such an elegant side dish along side steak or seafood.
It's longer stalks and delicate florets make it perfect for grilling. When cooked, it becomes incredibly tender and flavorful and with just a few simple seasonings, it turns into one of the most elegant and easy low carb sides.
The inspiration for this recipe came when I was recently at my local grocery store and ran across the most beautiful stalks of broccolini. I was working on my Creamy Horseradish recipe to serve with grilled steak.
I wanted a side dish I could cook at the same time I was grilling the steaks. I knew the instant I saw how pretty the broccolini was, it was the winner! And once you taste how amazing this grilled broccolini is, you'll think it's a winner too!
The addition of red pepper flakes is an added touch that truly gives the grilled broccolini a little bit of heat without being overpowering. And the freshly shaved parmesan, well, what's not better with parmesan? Right!? It gives it just a touch of saltiness that rounds off all the earthy flavors.
What's in Grilled Broccolini
- Olive oil
- Red pepper flakes
- Optional: Parmesan cheese
*Exact measurements are listed in the recipe card below.
How to Make Grilled Broccolini
Heat up your grill, while you wash and dry the broccolini. Makes sure you get them really dry. This will help the olive oil and seasoning to stick to them.
Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the salt over the broccolini and toss to coat each piece.
Grill the broccolini on both sides until tender. I love how the long stalks make it so easy to flip on the grill!
While the broccolini is cooking, heat up a saucepan and melt the butter. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, red pepper flakes and the garlic. Sauté the garlic for about 20 seconds, careful not to brown it or it will become bitter.
Add the grilled broccolini to a mixing bowl and pour the garlic butter mixture over the top.
Toss to coat and serve with (optional) freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top.
If you can't get broccolini, you can use regular broccoli instead. If you have to use broccoli, here's a tip. Even though you won't get the pretty grilled marks, using a grill matt will help the smaller stalks of the broccoli from falling through the grates on the grill. You'll still get that wonderful grilled flavor.
You can use these mats for grilling a lot of things. They are great for grilling fajita meat, or shrimp and veggies!
More Delicious Keto Grilling Recipes
Grilling is a great way to give food extra flavor! Check out some of these other Keto recipes for the grill:
- Grilled Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- Grilled Steak with Garlic Herb Compound Butter
- Grilled Chicken with Rosemary Citrus Glaze
- Grilled Lime Cilantro Shrimp Skewers
- Grilled Steak Salad
- Thai Red Curry Coconut Grilled Chicken
What are the Carbs and Calories in Broccolini?
Broccolini is super nutritious. It is a great source of fiber and vitamins C and A. There're only 6 grams of carbs in a 4 stalk serving and with only 35 calories, it makes the perfect veggie side dish for Keto or any other diet.
What's the Difference in Broccoli and Broccolini?
Broccolini and broccoli look similar but they are not actually the same thing. Broccolini is is as a hybrid of broccoli and Chinese broccoli from Japan. Though the two vegetables taste similar, broccolini is slightly sweeter than broccoli.
Some people compare the flavor of broccolini to that of asparagus, though I think it has a wonderful and unique flavor of its own.
Can I Freeze Grilled Broccolini?
Grilled broccolini freezes well for up to several months. For best results, place the grilled or roasted broccolini on a sheet pan, with the stalks not touching one another. Flash freeze them for about an hour. Afterwards, just place the frozen stalks in a freezer safe bag and store in the freezer.
More Keto Side Dishes
- Roasted Balsamic Brussels Sprouts with Prosciutto
- Grilled Broccolini
- Jalapeño Popper Cauliflower "Mac" and Cheese
- Bacon Wrapped Green Beans
- Easy Creamed Spinach
- Roasted Garlic & Rosemary Mashed Cauliflower
- Easy Broccoli Salad with Bacon
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- Heat up your grill, while you wash and dry the broccolini.
- Drizzle 1 tablespoon of olive oil and the salt over the broccolini and toss to coat each piece. Grill the broccolini on both sides until tender.
- While the broccolini is cooking, heat up a saucepan and melt the butter. Add the remaining tablespoon of olive oil, red pepper flakes and the garlic. Sauté the garlic for about 20 seconds, careful not to brown it or it will become bitter.
- Add the grilled broccolini to a mixing bowl and pour the garlic butter mixture over the top.
- Toss to coat and serve with (optional) freshly grated parmesan cheese over the top.
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*Nutritional data is provided as a courtesy and is accurate to the best of my knowledge. You can verify it using the nutrition calculator of your choice. All data is based on net carbs, without sugar alcohol- Swerve, Erythritol, Allulose, or Monk Fruit.