Looking for a vegetable appetizer to bring to your next party, then we have you covered with these grilled brussel sprouts.
This grilled Brussels sprouts recipe is one of our favorite grilled veggies for Summer and all year long! They are now my favorite way to eat this delicious side dish.
Some of our favorite appetizers come on toothpicks or skewers. Check out some of the most popular skewered appetizers including Loaded Tater Tot Skewers, Tater Tot Pizza Skewers, and Pasta Salad Skewers.
Summer Grilled Veggies
I have a confession, my friends... This Summer, I kind of upped and walked away from my mom's kitchen duties and kept the cooking to an absolute minimum. I mean really, we may have even had popsicles for dinner once or twice. Ooops.
While I loved roasted brussels sprouts on a sheet pan or baking sheet with lemon zest and parmesan cheese, this grilled recipe is up there in the deliciousness category.
In any case, I did everything in my power to not spend more than 5 minutes in the kitchen prepping, and then it was onto the grill. That of course also applies to parties and get-togethers!
Yep, we still were able to spend lots of a great time with friends, but I was doing cannonballs rather than prepping and congregating around the kitchen. One of my all-time favorite appetizers that are both easy and absolutely delicious is my grilled Brussel sprouts. They are so easy to make and are so tasty, you're going to wonder why you have not been making these all the time.
Grilling Vegetables are one of our absolute favorite thing EVER and we look forward to firing up the grill every Summer.
What you Need for Grilled Brussel Sprouts
- Brussel Sprouts
- Soy sauce
- Garlic powder
Prepping Brussel Sprouts
Brussels sprouts do require a bit of prepping before eating them. They are the freshest when found on the stalk. Remember to keep the stem in water until you use them if you are going with the brussel sprouts from the stalk.
Wash them in cold water and remove any wilted or yellowing outer leaves. If the stem end is hard and brown then remove those too. Place on paper towels to dry and then they are ready to grill.
How to Grill Brussel Sprouts
Depending on the size of your sprouts, cut them in half or even quarter them.
In a large bowl, mix in the soy sauce, a pinch of pepper, and garlic powder. Toss the Brussel sprouts in the mixture and leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes.
The soy sauce provides more than enough sodium, but in the case, you do not have soy sauce, then another simple marinade is balsamic vinegar, extra virgin olive oil, kosher salt, and pepper. We love this marinade recipe just as much as it gives the sprouts a balsamic glaze. Both are popular recipes using simple ingredients.
Grilling Brussel Sprouts
Preheat the grill to medium-high heat till you have a hot grill.
Place Brussels Sprouts directly on the preheated grill for approximately 15 minutes on each side.
Here is the key, although you are going to get these great grill grates marks, and think they are done, they are not. Brussel sprouts are hard and have more of a bitter flavor, and need to be softened during the cooking process. The longer you can keep sprouts on the grill the better.
Close the lid on the grill when cooking the sprouts. It will steam the vegetables and soften them. Trust me, you want them to have roasted crispy sprouts on the outside.
We are fans of cooking Brussel sprouts on the direct heat of the grill. If the grill basket is more your thing, then make sure to continue to shake the basket to make sure all the sprouts are getting cooked evenly.
For those that skewers are more your thing, you will want to use metal skewers because Brussel sprouts are hard and metal skewers are easier to get through.
Once you've pulled them off the grill, add toothpicks to the brussel sprout and onto the serving platter. You can even add a pinch of sea salt and or red pepper flakes.
The rich smoky flavor along with the They are all kinds of delicious!
You do not necessarily need to soak Brussel sprouts before eating them, but you can certainly soak in saltwater for 20 minutes before to make them less tough.
Yes, cut off the hard stem of your Brussel sprouts before cooking them. This can be really tough and hard to cook.
Depending on the size of the Brussel sprouts, I do recommend halving or even quarter them. The more uniform the size, the more evenly they will cook
Other Grill Recipes You Might Enjoy
- AL PASTOR MARINADED CHICKEN KABOBS
- GLAZED SAUSAGE PINEAPPLE APPETIZERS
- MEDITERRANEAN FISH DISH
- GOOEY TUBES
- 6-8 Brussel Sprouts
- ⅓ cup soy sauce
- garlic powder
- Depending on the size of your sprouts, cut them in half or even quarter them.
- In a bowl, mix in the soy sauce, pinch of pepper and garlic powder. Toss the brussel sprouts in the mixture and leave to marinate for at least 20 minutes..
- Preheat grill to medium high heat till you have a hot grill.
- Grill the Brussel Sprouts for approximately 15 minutes on each side.
- Here is the key, although you are going to get these great grill marks, and think they are done, they are not. Brussel sprouts are hard and need to be softened, so the longer you can keep them on the grill the better. Close the lid on the grill when cooking the sprouts. It will steam the vegetables and soften them. Trust me, you want them to have a roasted crisp outside.
- Once you’ve pulled them off the grill, add toothpicks to the brussel sprout. You can even add a pinch of sea salt. They are all kinds of delicious!
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 8Total Fat: 0gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 291mgCarbohydrates: 1gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 1g
Nutrition is automatically calculated by Nutritionix - please verify all nutrition information independently and consult with a doctor or nutritionist for any and all medical and diet advice.
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