Nutty Charred Broccoli

Sometimes, it's not the WHAT it's the HOW. What we eat can get boring day in and day out. This is especially true when it comes to veggies. We often steam, saute or boil our veggies and they can be super plain, bland and BORING that way. Simply by changing up the cooking technique, delicious things can happen!

Meet char-grilled broccoli, a super easy, lean and green side dish that will have you singing the praises of this loved (and despised) green veggie!

This is truly a basic side dish, but cooked in a whole new way. The great thing about this is that while the broccoli is cooking, you can throw some chicken, steak or burgers on the grill too and cook everything at once, no mess!  In this video, I simply added boneless skinless chicken breast, drizzled with just a little bit of the Stacey Hawkins Roasted Garlic Oil and Phoenix Sunrise seasoning and cooked it alongside the broccoli.  Lean and green, made simple and easy... and totally DELICIOUS!

**NOTE** If you are following an HCG style program or need to eat fat-free, you may eliminate the oil from this recipe. Simply keep a little extra water on the broccoli to help cook it and grill over a bit lower heat for a longer time. 

Nutty Charred Broccoli

  • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 Minutes
  • Total Time: 25 Minutes

Servings: 4 Serving 



  1. Preheat outdoor grill to medium high heat (around 350 degrees).

  2. Rinse broccoli and shake off excess water. [/step]

  3. Toss broccoli with oil and Dash of Desperation Seasoning. Dump into grill basket.

  4. Place the basket on the grill (not over a direct flame) and cook the broccoli for 10-15 minutes, flipping the broccoli occasionally as the ends crisp.

  5. Serve hot.

    Serving Size is 1 cup of broccoli.  Serves 4.

Nutrition Facts

Optavia Counts Per Serving

0 -  Lean

0 - Leaner

0 - Leanest

2 - Green

1 - Condiments

1 - Healthy Fat

Weight Watchers Points
Per Serving

2 Weight Watchers Points

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Nutritional Data Information:

This website is written and produced for informational purposes only. I am not a certified nutritionist and the nutritional data on this site has not been evaluated or approved by a nutritionist or the Food and Drug Administration. Nutritional information is offered as a courtesy and should not be construed as a guaran- tee. The data is calculated through an online nutritional calculator, Very Well Fit. Although I do my best to provide accurate nutritional information, these figures should be considered estimates only. Varying factors such as product types or brands purchased, natural fluctuations in fresh produce, and the way ingredients are processed change the effective nutritional information in any given recipe. Furthermore, different online calculators provide different results depending on their own nutrition fact sources and algorithms. To obtain the most accurate nutritional information in a given recipe, you should calculate the nutritional information with the actual ingredients used in your recipe, using your preferred nutrition calculator.