BBQ Grilled Cauliflower Skewers

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Make something different for dinner with these fun Grilled Cauliflower Skewers that can be served as an appetizer or vegetarian main dish.

Every barbecue needs these grilled cauliflower skewers! Not only are they super tasty, they’re also vegetarian and perfect for a keto diet. If you’re trying to go meatless more often, these are just the thing.

» You might also like this Crispy Air Fryer Cauliflower.

Grilled Cauliflower Skewers
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You won’t miss the meat at all with these cauliflower skewers. Brush them with some BBQ sauce (try our homemade keto bbq sauce) and they’re a hit with everyone, even the vegans.

Serve them alongside our Honey Sesame Chicken Wings to make sure there’s something for everyone.

How to Grill Cauliflower

The best way to make this dish is to thread the cauliflower onto skewers, so you can turn them easily on the grill, and they can be served easily.

Make sure you soak wooden skewers for about 15 minutes before using them, so they don’t burn so easily on the grill. Be sure you cut the cauliflower in small pieces that are just large enough not to split when you skewer them.

Cauliflower Skewers

You don’t want large pieces. They’ll take longer to cook through and will be more difficult to eat, but too small of pieces will split down the middle and possibly fall off the skewer.

Sprinkle the cauliflower with seasoning salt for extra flavor before you grill them.

Don’t place the skewers directly above the flames. They need sufficient time to cook, which won’t happen if they’re being licked by the flames. For nicely roasted cauliflower without the raw taste, they need to be cooked for at about 6 minutes on both sides.

Grilled Cauliflower Skewers

Once they’re cooked through, you can baste them with BBQ sauce and move them to direct flames for a bit of char on the edges.

What to Serve This With

Cauliflower goes with everything, so it’s not difficult to choose side dishes. I like to serve this alongside a Crunchy Cabbage Salad or with this Watermelon Arugula & Feta Salad that’s perfect for a party or bbq.

If you’re looking for an appetizer to serve this with, try grilling up this bacon-wrapped asparagus, which makes a great finger food at a bbq.

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Grilled Cauliflower Skewers

Grilled Cauliflower Skewers

Make something different for dinner with these fun Grilled Cauliflower Skewers that can be served as an appetizer or vegetarian main dish.
5 from 6 votes
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Course: Appetizer, Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: BBQ, Cauliflower
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 12 mins
Total Time: 27 mins
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 46kcal
Author: Laura



  • Pre-soak the wooden skewers.
  • Cut the cauliflower into small bite-sized pieces. Thread cauliflower pieces tightly onto the skewers.
  • Grill the cauliflower skewers away from flames for 5 minutes per side. Baste with bbq sauce and cook for an additional 2 minutes per side over low flames.


Calories: 46kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 1052mg | Potassium: 294mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin C: 46mg | Calcium: 21mg | Iron: 1mg

The information shown is an estimate provided by an online nutrition calculator. It should not be considered a substitute for a professional nutritionist’s advice.

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Grilled Cauliflower Skewers
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9 thoughts on “BBQ Grilled Cauliflower Skewers

  1. Amy D says:

    5 stars
    These look so fantastic! I cannot wait to try them! I’d swear they were meat at first glance. What a good alternative!

  2. Nart at Cooking with Nart says:

    5 stars
    Tried this and it was so delicious. Always up for a good simple and healthy recipe!

  3. Christian Guzman says:

    5 stars
    These were so unexpected and so delicious! I may need to do this everytime I grill this summer.

  4. Millican Pecan says:

    5 stars
    This is delicious! I’ve tried different recipes for cauliflower, and this is the best! Thanks for a great idea to have anytime! My husband, Robert @ does the barbecuing, and thinks this is wonderful.

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