Piquant Grilled Broccoli and Olives

Broccoli on the grill? You bet! This intensely flavored side dish partners well with grilled or broiled meats and poultry. Or toss it with hot cooked pasta for a vegetarian entree.


Piquant Grilled Broccoli and Olives

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Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 mins
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Ingredients
  • 3 1/2  cups 
    broccoli flowerets
  • 1/2  cup 
    pitted ripe olives
  • 1/2 2  ounce can 
    anchovy fillets, drained and finely chopped (optional)
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh oregano or Italian flat-leaf parsley
  • 2   tablespoons 
    olive oil
  • 2   tablespoons 
    red wine vinegar
  • 5   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4  teaspoon 
    crushed red pepper
  •  
    dash salt
Directions
1.
In a large saucepan bring a small amount of water to boiling; add broccoli. Simmer, covered, for 2 minutes; drain. In a medium bowl combine broccoli and olives. For marinade, in a small bowl whisk together anchovies (if desired), oregano, vinegar, oil, garlic, red pepper, and salt. Pour over broccoli and olives; toss to coat. Marinate at room temperature for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.
2.
Meanwhile, lightly grease the rack of an indoor electric grill or lightly coat with cooking spray. Preheat grill. Drain broccoli and olives, discarding marinade. On 6-inch skewers, alternately thread broccoli and olives, leaving 1/4 inch between pieces.
3.
Place kabobs on the grill rack. If using a covered grill, close lid. Grill until broccoli is light brown and tender. (For a covered grill, allow 3 to 4 minutes, giving kabobs a quarter turn once halfway through grilling. For an uncovered grill, allow 6 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally to cook evenly.) Remove broccoli and olives from skewers. Makes 4 servings.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 91, Fat, total (g) 8, chol. (mg) 0, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 6, fiber (g) 3, pro. (g) 3, vit. A (RE) 133.93, vit. C (mg) 71.45, sodium (mg) 125, calcium (mg) 40.39, iron (mg) 1.08, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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