Grilled Broccoli with Charred Lemon Butter

Why does meat get all the attention on the BBQ? Veggies taste fantastic from the grill, especially with a bit of char on them!

What’s even better is the flavor created by charring lemons on the BBQ, then making them into a butter sauce to pour over those perfectly  grilled veggies.

Grilling caramelizes the lemons, and mellows them by taking the out that sharp sourness.

See what I mean in this delicious recipe:




Grilled Broccoli with Charred Lemon Butter

Marla Hingley
Grilling the lemon gives takes away a bit of its bite, and creates a tasty butter sauce.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Servings 4


  • 1 bunch broccoli or broccolini
  • 1 lemon zested and halved
  • 2 Tbsp oil
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 clove garlic minced


  • Cut broccoli into large florets (with stems) and steam until almost tender. Stop cooking by immersing quickly in cold water, drain, set aside.
  • Warm butter and add lemon zest and garlic. Keep warm and set aside.
  • Heat grill on high. Toss broccoli in oil, then place them and halved lemons on hot grill. Grill until slightly charred and broccoli is just tender.
  • To serve, drizzle butter mixture over broccoli, then squeeze a bit of charred lemon over top (or whisk in some of the squeezed charred lemons into the butter mixture, to taste, then pour over veggies).
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  1. Sorry (I’ve updated the recipe now), its added to the butter mixture.

  2. I’m dying to try this – tonight! Our lemon tree is overloaded and this sounds like a wonderful and different way to use some. Cod is on the menu tonight – should be a nice combo.

  3. I wish I had a lemon tree! While you’re grilling the lemons for this dish, grill up a few extra and use them to make our Grilled Lemonade if you haven’t already – its fantastic!

  4. 5 stars
    The broccoli was wonderful!! Served with grilled cod and grilled potatoes – not many dishes to wash.

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