Grilled Broccolini with Lemon Tahini Dressing


Grilling vegetables is a great way to add a smoky flavor and char to your meals, and broccolini is no exception.

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This recipe for grilled broccolini topped with a tangy lemon tahini sauce, sweet pomegranate seeds, and crunchy pine nuts offers a delicious and healthy side dish or light main course that’s perfect for any occasion.

Preparing the Broccolini

Start by trimming the ends of the broccolini, as they can be tough and woody. Make sure to pat the broccolini dry to help it crisp up nicely on the grill. Toss the broccolini in a bit of olive oil and season with salt. This helps to prevent sticking and ensures even cooking. If you don’t have a grill, you can also roast the broccolini in the oven at 425°F for about 15 minutes, turning halfway through, until they are tender and slightly charred​ (Hey Grill, Hey)​​ (Every Last Bite)​.

Grilling and Topping

Preheat your grill to medium-high heat. Place the broccolini on the grill, turning every minute or so to avoid burning, and grill for about 4-8 minutes depending on the thickness of the stalks. While the broccolini is grilling, prepare the lemon tahini sauce. Mix tahini, lemon juice, and a bit of water to achieve a smooth, pourable consistency. You can add minced garlic for extra flavor if desired​ (The Real Food Geek)​​ (Mother Raw)​.
Once the broccolini is nicely charred, transfer it to a serving plate. Drizzle with the lemon tahini sauce and sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and pomegranate seeds. These toppings add a beautiful color and texture contrast, making the dish not only tasty but also visually appealing.

Serving Suggestions

This grilled broccolini pairs wonderfully with a variety of main dishes. It complements grilled meats like chicken, steak, or fish, and can also be a great addition to vegetarian meals. You can serve it warm or at room temperature, making it versatile for different settings. If you have leftovers, store the broccolini and sauce separately to maintain the best texture.

Ciara Kehoe // Simply Recipes

Reheat the broccolini gently if needed, and drizzle with the sauce just before serving to avoid sogginess​ (The Real Food Geek)​​ (Every Last Bite)​.
In summary, this grilled broccolini with lemon tahini, pomegranate, and pine nuts is a simple yet elegant dish that brings a burst of flavor and color to your table. Perfect for summer barbecues or a healthy dinner option, it’s a recipe you’ll want to make again and again.