Char-grilled Broccoli with Lime Dressing

A great way to cook your broccoli on the barbecue and served on the side of perfectly grilled chicken. Topped with a delicious lime infused dressing for added flavour.

Char-grilled Broccoli with Lime Dressing
Recipe type: Side Dish
Serves: 4 - 6
Prep time: 
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  • 3 small heads broccoli, halved
  • salt
  • olive oil
To complete the salad
  • ¾ cup roasted, salted peanuts
  • ½ cup tightly packed fresh coriander leaves
  • ¼ cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 3 serrano chillies, thinly sliced (or less if preferred, optional )
For salad dressing
  • ¼ cup grapeseed oil
  • 1½ tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1½ tablespoons rice wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon grated ginger
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon honey
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped or grated
  • kosher salt
  1. Season the broccoli with salt and drizzle with olive oil on all sides.
  2. On a very hot grill, griddle or cast-iron pan, cook the broccoli cut-side down until deeply golden brown and charred in spots, 10 to 12 minutes.
  3. Turn the broccoli pieces and brown/char on the other side (3-4 more minutes). Set aside to cool before slicing into medium-size pieces.
To assemble the salad
  1. In a bowl, combine the broccoli with the salad dressing, peanuts, fresh coriander, sesame seeds and chillies, if using.
  2. Toss well to thoroughly incorporate all the ingredients. Serve warm or at room temperature.
For salad dressing
  1. In a bowl, whisk together the grapeseed oil, lime juice, vinegar, ginger, soy sauce, black pepper, sesame oil, honey, garlic and salt to taste.


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