Grilled asparagus & broccoli

Hey guys! Do you ever find yourself racking your brain thinking about the side dish you’re going to serve next to a juicy rib eye steak or grilled chicken breast? Well it happens to me more often than I’d care to admit. But there is an easy, delicious and healthy solution if you love grilled vegetables. For me grilled vegetables are a the best option if barbecuing with friends. It’s easy to make, it is healthy compared to other side dishes like fries, and it is very delicious.

Broccoli is one of the healthiest foods in the world and many people don’t eat it as much, but with just some seasoning it can be really delicious. Broccoli is rich in vitamin K, C, B6, B2 and E, chromium, folate and fiber among other healthy nutrients. Asparagus, similar to broccoli, is rich in vitamins A, E, C, K and B6 as well as folate, iron, copper, calcium. So it is very important to grab every chance you get to enjoy these two vegetables.

The smokey taste for me is the reason why I love grilled vegetables so much and just a sprinkle of extra virgin olive oil and balsamic reduction brings it to a new level. I hope you try the recipe and enjoy!

 

Preparation: 15 min                                   Cook time: 15 min                                        Servings: 4 – 6

Ingredients

  • 400 g broccoli
  • 400 g asparagus
  • 5 tbsp olive oil
  • 100 ml aceto balsamico
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 clove garlic, pressed
  • salt & pepper to taste

grilled-asparagus-and-broccoli

How to

  1. Start the grill. Splash olive oil over and place broccoli and asparagus on the grill. Grill the vegetables until well done. Season with pressed garlic, salt and pepper.
  2. In a small sauce pan bring aceto balsamico to a boil. Lower the heat and add 1 teaspoon of honey. Cook until you get a thick reduction.
  3. Season the grilled vegetables with aceto balsamico reduction.
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37 Comments Add yours

  1. Ohh I love me some grilled veggies! I love the addition of the honey and balsamic! This sounds delicious, thanks for sharing 😄

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much Linda! 😄

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  2. This sounds awesome, going on my bucket list this month!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much! Hope you’ll enjoy!

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  3. Nice to see alternative vegetables recipes!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      It is really easy but so delicious 😊

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  4. myspicypasta says:

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  5. I can never think of good side dishes! But this looks good!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, it is an easy and tasty side dish idea 😄

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  6. This is a gud way to incorporate these healthy veggies into your diet..Good share..👍

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you! And I agree!

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  7. Delicious, Kreso. I agree – sometimes it can be tricky trying to be inventive with side dishes. But this looks fantastic! Great idea, thank you.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks very much for stopping by 😊

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  8. sabitha says:

    Looks delicious 🙂 🙂

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  9. Loretta says:

    I love, love grilled vegetables, in fact that is how I prepare them most of the way. Your addition of balsamic and honey had to have elevated it to another level. Great share, thank you!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you, and it did, it was very tasty, you should try 😊

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  10. Karen says:

    I’ve grilled asparagus alongside steaks but I really do like your combination and how you’ve dressed it.

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  11. nancyc says:

    Sounds like a great way to serve broccoli!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks, and it is 😁

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  12. This combo is great and it has healthy attributes!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thank you very much!

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      1. you´re welcome 🙂

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  13. AskDaralynn says:

    Come on now we’re talking . The word grill just makes me anxious for spring. I love grilled veggies. I’ll try this.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Spring + grill + fresh veggies = perfect combo 😁

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  14. Angie says:

    I love the sound of this, and it is two of my favorite veggies! Beautiful picture too! But I never thought of adding the honey! I will definitely try it!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      When using balsamic reduction it can be to sour for some, it all depends on using the type of balsamic vinegar, so by adding just a tsp of honey it brings out the sweet note complementing the grilled vegetables! 😊

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  15. Eartha says:

    It’s always so nice to jazz up some greens! Looks delicious. 🙂

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    1. chefkreso says:

      Thanks so much!

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  16. leggypeggy says:

    This looks fantastic and I have all the ingredients on hand for tomorrow.

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    1. chefkreso says:

      You have to try, hope you’ll enjoy 😁

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  17. Reblogged this on Duncan's World and commented:
    Looks good

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  18. I-wrote-this says:

    forget the steak1 i’ll have this as is! HA!

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    1. chefkreso says:

      I also love it as is 😁

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