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Grilled Brussel Sprout Skewers with Balsamic Glaze and Goat Cheese

  • Author: Robyn (GrillGirl)


Love brussel sprouts? Try them on the grill to add smoke and crispiness from the grill! This recipe shows you how to put Brussel Sprouts on skewers that get grilled and finished with balsamic glaze and goat cheese. This recipe originally appeared in GrillGirl magazine available now on newstands!



Brussels Sprouts

  • 1 lb. Brussels sprouts
  • 2 tsp. sea salt, or to taste
  • 12 tsp. fresh ground pepper
  • 2 tbsp. balsamic glaze (Balsamic glaze is considered Paleo if homemade, not store bought. Try Robyn’s balsamic glaze recipe below for a healthy and less expensive alternative to store-bought glaze)
  • 1 container (about 3.5 oz) of crumbled goat cheese (Leave the crumbles off to keep it Paleo) 

Balsamic Glaze

  • 2 cups balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tbsp honey


  1. Bring a pot of water to boil and add the Brussels sprouts, letting them boil for about 5 minutes. Be careful to not overcook them. 
  2. While the water boils, prepare an ice bath by adding ice to a large bowl of cold water. 
  3. Remove the sprouts from the boiling water and add them to ice water to stop them from cooking. 
  4. Skewer the sprouts using bamboo skewers.
  5. Heat a grill to medium-high direct heat, about 400 degrees. 
  6. Grill the Brussels sprouts until nice char marks have formed and the edges have caramelized. 
  7. Remove the sprouts from the grill and finish them with a drizzle of balsamic glaze. 

Balsamic glaze:

In a small saucepan, bring the balsamic vinegar and honey to a boil over high heat, stirring occasionally. Then reduce to a simmer and let cook for about 30 to 45 minutes until the vinegar has reduced and easily coats the back of a spoon.


PRO TIP: Remember, always prep your grill grates to avoid sticking with high-heat oils. Avocado oil is a great choice.

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