Grilled Brussel Sprouts Skewers

Grilled Brussel Sprouts Skewers/Kebabs – the easiest way to cook Brussels sprouts on the grill. Quick and simple to prepare, drizzled with balsamic glaze and served with dipping sauce. Nutty, savory and charred. These are great for a side dish, but could also be added to grain bowls and salads. Great for low-carb, Keto, but keep in mind one Brussel sprout has 1 net carb.

Grilled brussel sprouts on a wooden skewer on a plate with lemon wedger

 

Can you grill Brussel sprouts? The good news is that you sure can! These are the best Brussels sprouts that I’ve ever made on the grill.

The preparation is pretty simple and the result is so delicious!

I usually roast Brussel sprouts and sometimes saute them. But since it is still summer, even though it doesn’t feel like it this week, I decided to try and grill some Brussels.

Roasted vs grilled Brussel sprouts? I’d say it is a personal preference. These grilled Brussels sprouts on a wooden skewer are fun, but if it was winter, I’d probably just roast the sprouts in the oven.

How to grill Brussel sprouts?

Charred grilled brussel sprouts on a skewer on a plate

There are several different ways to grill them.

  • Grilling of a skewer. The easiest and the most fun way is to choose medium Brussels sprouts and cut them in half. Then thread them onto skewers, season, drizzle with olive oil and grill to perfection.
  • Grilling Brussels sprouts in foil – produces delicious and flavorful result, but you are missing the charred effect.
  • Grilling directly on the grill without a skewer. If the distance between the grill grates is smaller than the Brussels sprouts, this could work too, but turning then to evenly char will be time consuming and you are risking to burn yourself. When you are using skewers you can easily turn them while grilling.

Can you “grill” these Brussel sprouts kebabs on the stove top?

Yes! You can do that! If you have a ribbed skillet, use it. It might take a few minutes longer to cook.

Ingredients you need to make grilled Brussel sprouts:

  • Brussel sprouts
  • salt
  • pepper
  • garlic powder
  • olive oil
  • wooden skewers (or metal skewers)
  • add-ons, toppings

How to prepare Brussel sprouts for grilling?

Cut off the brownish ends and remove any yellow looking outer leaves.

Cut in half lengthwise.

Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder (optional) and olive oil.

Soak wooden skewers in cold water for 10 minutes.

Thread six Brussels sprouts halves onto each skewer.

Preheat a gas grill to 450-500 F.

Grill for 5 minutes per side, turning once, or until charred on the outside.

Transfer to a platter. Drizzle with Balsamic vinegar or balsamic glaze.

Prepare a dipping sauce of your choice.

Grilled brussel sprouts on skewers on a platter

How long to cook Brussel sprouts on the grill for?

It usually takes around 5 minutes per side, turning once, when grilling on medium-high heat.

Add-ons to grilled brussel sprouts and optional toppings :

  • Balsamic Glaze
  • Parmesan
  • Bacon
  • Pancetta
  • Grain mustard sauce

What to serve this grilled Brussel sprouts recipe with?

You can also serve these char grilled Brussel sprouts on an appetizer platter with Grilled chicken or pork kebabs, asparagus, zucchini, peppers or mushrooms. I have a grilled mushroom and also cauliflower skewer recipes coming soon.

Can you make these Grilled Brussel Sprouts Skewers ahead of time?

You can prep and thread them onto skewers ahead of time.

If you’d like you can also grill them ahead of time. You can either serve them cold or try to reheat in the microwave ot on the stove top.

They are best served hot and charred off the grill.

 

Servings: 8 skewers

Grilled Brussel Sprouts Skewers

Prep Time:
5 mins
Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Grilled Brussel Sprouts Skewers/Kebabs - the easiest way to cook Brussels sprouts on the grill. Quick and simple to prepare, drizzled with balsamic glaze and served with dipping sauce.

Ingredients

  • 24 Brussel sprouts
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1.4 tsp black pepper
  • 1/4 garlic powder
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Balsamic Glaze

Instructions

  1. Preheat a gas grill to medium-high heat. (450-500 F)

  2. Cut off the brown ends of the Brussel sprouts and remove any yellow outer leaves. Cut them in half. Season with salt, pepper, garlic powder (optional) and olive oil. Thread onto the skewers, 6 halves on each one.

  3. Grill for 5 minutes on each side, turning once.

  4. Transfer to a plate and drizzle with Balsamic reduction or Balsamic vinegar.

Course: Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Grilled Brussel Sprouts

Nutrition Information

Calories: 91, Fat: 6g, Sodium: 159mg, Potassium: 226mg, Carbohydrates: 6g, Fiber: 2g, Sugar: 2g, Protein: 1g, Vitamin A: 8.6%, Vitamin C: 58.7%, Calcium: 2.5%, Iron: 4.8%