Grilled Asparagus Recipes

Grilled Asparagus Recipes

Grilled asparagus makes for a wonderful side dish in different cuisines. Learn how easy it is to prepare it to accompany any meal.
Tastessence Staff
Asparagus tastes good with chicken, fish, pork, beef, or lamb. The beauty of this vegetables is that the cooking time is quite short.

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Garlic
Remember, the only way to keep the fresh, green color of asparagus, don't soak it with lemon. Instead of instilling flavor in, lemon will change its color.

Ingredients
  • Fresh Asparagus, 1 pound
  • Lemon Juice, 3 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil, ¼ cup
  • Garlic (minced), 2 cloves
  • Dill Weed, 1½ teaspoons
  • Salt and Ground Pepper, as per taste
Method
  • Chop the bottom third of the asparagus and discard it.
  • Place asparagus in a casserole dish and add lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, dill weed, salt, and pepper.
  • Insert skewers through the middle of the asparagus spears. An alternative is to place the spears in a greased grill basket.
  • Grill over hot coals till the asparagus are tender, yet crunchy to taste.
  • Serve garnished with diced red bell peppers and lemon wedges.
Grilled Asparagus with Olive Oil

Ingredients
  • Fresh Asparagus, 1 pound
  • Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Salt and Ground Pepper, to taste
Method
  • Chop and discard the woody part of the asparagus spears.
  • Meanwhile, turn the grill on high heat.
  • Lightly coat asparagus with olive oil, and season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
  • Place the asparagus spears on the grill and cook on high heat.
  • Once it cooked properly, which takes about 5 to 10 minutes, serve it with your favorite dish.
Grilled Asparagus with Balsamic Vinegar

Ingredients
  • Fresh Asparagus, 1 pound
  • Balsamic Vinegar, 3 tablespoons
  • Fresh Lemon Juice, 2 tablespoons
  • Olive Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce, 1 tablespoon
  • Black Pepper, ¼ teaspoon
  • Salt, as per taste
Method
  • While doing prep, heat the grill.
  • Snap the woody ends of asparagus.
  • In a large plastic bag, place fresh asparagus, balsamic vinegar, lemon juice, olive oil, soy sauce, salt, and black pepper.
  • Seal the bag and toss all the ingredients well.
  • Remove asparagus from the bag and onto the heated grill.
  • Grill asparagus for about 5 minutes or till its crunchy.
Asparagus is quite healthy to eat as well. The number of calories per serving are 53 and there is about 3.5 grams fat in it.