Platter of grilled broccolini

Grilled Broccolini with Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: broccolini
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 176 kcal
Author: Erin

This grilled broccolini is topped with a tangy apple cider vinaigrette and marcona almonds for a delicious crunch. It's a perfect side dish for autumnal menus or Thanksgiving. 



  • 1/4 cup fresh apple cider
  • 1 ½ Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tablespoons finely chopped shallot
  • 1 Tablespoon dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 5 Tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil divided
  • 2 pounds broccolini
  • 2 Tablespoons chopped marcona almonds


  1. Turn on the grill and allow to preheat.
  2. Whisk together cider, vinegar, shallot, mustard, sugar, salt and pepper in a medium bowl, then add 3 tablespoons of the oil in a slow, steady stream, whisking to form an emulsified vinaigrette.
  3. Rinse the broccolini, dry it thoroughly and place in a large mixing bowl. Toss it with the remaining 2 tablespoons of oil until evenly coated. Place on the grill grate and cook 4-5 minutes.
  4. Transfer to a platter. Drizzle the cider vinaigrette on the broccoli rabe. Toss gently to coat and sprinkle on almonds. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Recipe Notes

The broccolini can be grilled 2-3 hours before serving and served at room temperature. Toss with dressing and almonds just before serving. 

If you don't have a grill, you can also roast this broccolini in the oven, though it won't have the same smoky flavor and bright green color. Roast it in a 400-degree oven for 10-15 minutes. 

Nutrition Facts
Grilled Broccolini with Apple Cider Vinaigrette
Amount Per Serving
Calories 176 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 364mg16%
Potassium 9mg0%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 2670IU53%
Vitamin C 138.8mg168%
Calcium 107mg11%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.