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Let me show you how to make grilled asparagus! A super easy recipe for delicious, healthy, and crisp spring vegetables on the grill!

grilled asparagus on a serving platter

Grilled green asparagus is super healthy, delicious, crunchy, packed with vitamins, low in calories, and welcome at every summer party. It makes an excellent vegetable side dish that is packed with flavor. Just like these grilled cauliflower steaks! 😉

The advantage of grilling asparagus is that it’s one of the quickest preparation and cooking methods. Furthermore, asparagus keep their wonderful crunch through grilling. All in all, a super easy and quick recipe for veggie fans!

green asparagus in a cast iron skillet pan

Marinade

My favorite way to marinate asparagus is with a mixture of olive oil, balsamic vinegar, mustard, maple syrup, Italian seasoning, salt, and pepper.

Do you have a favorite barbecue marinade? Feel free to toss the green asparagus spears with your favorite marinade before grilling them crisp.

To marinate, place the fresh asparagus with all the marinade ingredients in a Ziploc bag, close it, and massage (or shake) gently by hand. Super simple, super clean! Oh, and the Ziploc bag can be taken with you if you are heading to the park or friends for a barbecue – easy to make ahead of time!

grilled asparagus on a plate

Feel free to place the bag with the asparagus in the fridge for up to one day. This way, the asparagus will soak up the marinade even more!

Do you avoid plastic? Toss everything in a deep dish!

Grilled asparagus taste delicious with this homemade chimichurri sauce or drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice. Flexitarian? Add finely grated parmesan cheese once they come off the grill.

macro shot grilled asparagus

How To Grill Asparagus

Read through this visual step-by-step guide with lots of extra tips! The exact quantities and everything else you need to know for the recipe can be found in the recipe card below.

  • Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Wash asparagus under cold water. Snap the rough ends of the asparagus and discard.
  • Place asparagus with all other ingredients in a Ziploc bag (or in a deep baking dish).
How To Grill Asparagus Recipe Step-1-4
  • Gently massage so that the marinade is evenly distributed. → Grill it right away or let it marinate for up to one day in the refrigerator!
  • Grill asparagus for 5-10 minutes over medium-high heat, turning occasionally. → Grilling time depends on the thickness of the asparagus. They should be fork-tender.
How To Grill Asparagus Recipe Step-5-8

Recipe FAQ & Tips

How long does it stay fresh? Leftovers can be stored for up to 2 days in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

How can I use leftovers? They make a great addition to salads. Slice cold grilled asparagus in 1-2 inch pieces and add it to green, pasta, quinoa, or any spring salad.

Can I prepare the asparagus with a different marinade? Sure, you can marinate the asparagus in olive oil, salt, and pepper and then serve with this chimichurri sauce or a sauce of your choice.

how to grill asparagus in a grill pan

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Grilled Asparagus

Let me show you how to make grilled asparagus! A super easy recipe for delicious, healthy, and crisp spring vegetables on the grill!
Author : Aline Cueni
5 from 3 votes

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Prep Time :5 minutes
Cook Time :5 minutes
Total Time :10 minutes
Servings : 4
Calories : 121kcal

Ingredients
 

  • 2 pound (900 g) green asparagus
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ½ tbsp mustard
  • ½ tbsp maple syrup
  • ½ tbsp Italian seasoning or a blend of dried thyme, sage, basil, rosemary, sage (simply use what's in your spice rack)
  • ½ tsp salt
  • tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat grill or grill pan over medium-high heat.
  • Snap the rough ends of the asparagus and discard.
  • Place asparagus with all other ingredients in a Ziploc bag (or in a deep baking dish) and gently massage so that the marinade is evenly distributed. → Grill it right away or let it marinate for up to one day in the refrigerator!
  • Grill asparagus for 5-10 minutes over medium-high heat or to desired tenderness, turning occasionally. → Grilling time depends on the thickness of the asparagus.

Notes

  • Keeps fresh for 2 days. Store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator. 
  • Leftovers make a great addition to salad (especially quinoa salad).
  • This chimichurri sauce recipe goes well with grilled asparagus!

Nutrition

Calories: 121kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 318mg | Potassium: 480mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1727IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 5mg

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