Old Bay Broccoli With Onions

Hello all! Since my diet consists of mostly veggies, I’m always on the lookout for ways to add some extra “zest” to them. In this sort of situation, Old Bay seasoning is a gem.

Me and my Dad have been on a real Old Bay “kick” this summer. So far, we’ve tried it on grilled squash, grilled eggplant, grilled lettuce, corn, and even grilled broccoli.

We’ve had some very pleasing results. Old Bay adds a real nice spice without much extra effort. Veggies can go from zero to pizzazz in literally seconds.

One of my favorite results from our “Old Bay experiment” is grilled broccoli with onions. I don’t exactly know how this recipe came to be; my dad was just throwing stuff together with Old Bay seasoning on his mind, and eventually came up with this recipe. Right off the bat it was a winner. Even my sister eats the stuff, and she hates anything green.

We’ve spent the last month perfecting the recipe. Well, I have. Dad usually doesn’t measure stuff, and I’m sure a “cupped palmful” of Old Bay isn’t precise enough for you fine folks 🙂

Note: For this recipe, you’ll need a grilling basket. Here’s mine:

Grilling Basket

Old Bay Broccoli With Onions

Serves four



12 oz (or one medium head) broccoli, chopped into florets

2 small white onions

¼ cup olive oil

¼ tsp salt

2 tbsp garlic powder

¼ cup (4 tbsp) Old Bay seasoning


Remove peel from onion and slice off ends. Slice onions into three or four slightly thick slices, then slice each slice into four triangular pieces. Separate onion pieces inside a gallon-sized plastic bag, putting the broccoli in the bag as well. Pour olive oil into bag, zip, and shake to coat. Put in the salt, garlic powder and Old Bay seasoning, shaking once more.

Let marinate for at least 30 minutes.

Heat grill on high heat, 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Put grilling basket on grill and pour broccoli and onion mixture into the basket, spreading mixture in one flat layer. Cook for about 30 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until tender.



Thanks for reading! 🙂

So, what’s your favorite vegan recipe using Old Bay? Share it in the comments!


Recipe submitted to the Virtual Vegan *Linky* Potluck.



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