Grilled Asparagus in Foil is our favorite way to eat Asparagus. The Asparagus is topped with easy seasonings then wrapped in foil to make an easy side dish.

asparagus in a foil pack on a platter with a side of lemon.
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If you are looking for an easy grilled side dish, Grilled Asparagus in Foil is our go-to recipe. We love Asparagus but cooking it on the grill has become our favorite of way eating it.

You may also love these Grilled Carrots in Foil, Blackstone Asparagus, Grilled Parmesan Asparagus or Smoked Asparagus.

How Do you Trim Asparagus?

When preparing thick Asparagus Stalks for grilling it is important to cut off the woody ends that are tough. To figure out where to cut, gently bend the asparagus. Where the asparagus bends is the start of the tender part.

I then line the large piece of asparagus up on a cutting board and cut with a sharp knife. This allows you trim the tough part off the stem.

Wash the asparagus thoroughly and place in the foil.

Ingredients 

Ingredients needed - asparagus, olive oil, pepper and salt, garlic powder, lemon.

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Variations Ideas

  • Season with Different Spices – Season with Italian Seasoning, smoked paprika, dried thyme, or lemon pepper. Grilled Asparagus is also great with some fresh herbs such as basil or dill.
  • Top with Butter – Instead of using olive oil, slice some unsalted butter or toss the asparagus with melted butter.
  • Add in other vegetables – Add in some sliced zucchini, red peppers, squash and red onions. The combination of these fresh ingredients turns out to be an amazing grilled vegetable packet.
  • Change the Flavoring – We love to squeeze lemon, but I love to drizzle the asparagus with balsamic vinegar and top with slice almonds or bacon bits.
  • Add some cheese – As soon as your remove the asparagus from grill, open the packet and sprinkle some mozzarella cheese or parmesan cheese for an amazing cheesy side dish.
  • Add Bacon – Top with crumbled bacon for delicious flavorings.

How to Grill Asparagus in Foil

  • Step 1 – Prepare your Grill – Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Step 2 – Prepare the Asparagus Spears – Clean and cut the ends of the fresh asparagus.
  • Step 3 – Place in Foil – Place them on the center of a piece of foil.
asparagus in a foil.
  • Step 4 – Season Asparagus – Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus and season them with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Step 5 – Close Foil – Fold the aluminum foil into a foil pack around the asparagus.
asparagus wrapped in foil.
  • Step 6 – Cook Asparagus – Place the foil packet on direct heat on the grill grate. Close the lid on the grill. Cook for 5-8 minutes on each side on direct flames. Carefully open the foil packet and make sure that the asparagus is done.
  • Step 7 – Remove Asparagus – Remove from the grill, squeeze with lemon juice and lemon zest from the lemon and serve. 

Do you Wash Asparagus Before Grilling?

Yes, it is important to wash your asparagus before grilling. Rinse asparagus with cold water removing dirt. We wash the asparagus before grilling and not before.

After washing them it is ready to be trimmed to prepare for grilling.

How Long to Grill Asparagus?

When grilling your asparagus, make sure to not grill to long or it can become soggy. We grill our asparagus about 5 minutes on each side. The range of 5- 8 minutes cooks the asparagus perfectly.

Asparagus that is grilled to the point that is soft but still has a little crunch is perfectly grilled. It may take up to 15 minutes to grill your asparagus. It will depend how big your asparagus is.

asparagus in a foil pack on a platter with a side of lemon.

Why is my Grilled Asparagus Soggy?

Grilled Asparagus gets soggy when it is cooked to long. Because asparagus doesn’t take that long to cook, you will need to watch it closely. It is a good idea to take it off the grill around the 5 minute mark and check it.

You want your asparagus to have a crisp, tender bite.

asparagus in a foil pack on a platter with a side of lemon.

Frequently Asked Questions

How to Store Fresh Asparagus

If you need tips on How to Store Fresh Asparagus then click here. Fresh asparagus will last about 5 days if store properly.
These tips will help you keep asparagus fresh so you do not waste it.

How to Store Leftovers

Store any leftover asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 

Can I Bake Asparagus?

You can also make this grilled asparagus recipe in the oven.  Bake the foil pack on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes (flipping halfway through the cook time) until the asparagus are tender.  
Baking asparagus is also very delicious and perfect to do when it is to cold outside to grill.

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Grilled Asparagus in Foil

5 from 37 votes
Grilled Asparagus in Foil is great way to eat asparagus. It is topped with seasonings then wrapped in foil to make an easy side dish.
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 63

Ingredients

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Instructions

  • Preheat the grill to 400 degrees F.
  • Clean and cut the ends of the fresh asparagus.
  • Place them on the center of a piece of foil.
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus and season them with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  • Fold the foil into a foil pack around the asparagus.
  • Place the foil packet on direct heat. Close the lid on the grill. Cook for 5-8 minutes on each side on direct flames. Carefully open the foil packet and make sure that the asparagus is done.
  • Remove from the grill, top with the juice from the lemon and serve.

Recipe Notes

Store any leftover asparagus in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days. 
You can also make this grilled asparagus recipe in the oven.  Bake the foil pack on a baking sheet in the oven at 400 degrees F for 15-18 minutes (flipping halfway through the cook time) until the asparagus are tender.  

Nutrition Facts

Calories 63kcal, Carbohydrates 7g, Protein 3g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Sodium 294mg, Potassium 273mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 864IU, Vitamin C 21mg, Calcium 35mg, Iron 3mg

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