Grilled Asparagus cooks up tender, juicy and full of flavor. This is an amazing, healthy side dish that is tossed with easy ingredients.

Grilled Asparagus on a cutting board with a side of lemons.

Grilled Asparagus Recipe:

Grilled Asparagus is an easy side dish that is healthy and delicious. Asparagus is easy to prepare and tossed with simple ingredients. There are many ways to cook this tasty vegetable, but grilled asparagus is our favorite.

Asparagus can be made in different ways. We have Grilled Asparagus in Foil which is easy to prepare and place on your grill. It is still a delicious way to prepare asparagus, but grilling it directly on the grill gives them the charred marks that we love.

This side dish can be made on the grill in the less than 10 minutes. The results are tender, crispy asparagus that your whole family will love.

Grilled Asparagus on a cutting board with a side of lemons.

How to Cut Asparagus:

When preparing Thick Asparagus Spears for grilling it is important to cut off the ends that are tough.

  • Trim the Woody Ends – Then ends of the asparagus are tough to eat, so they need to be trimmed off.
  • Snap the Ends – To figure out where to cut, gently bend the asparagus. Where the asparagus bends is the start of the tender part.
  • Line the Asparagus – Place the asparagus on a cutting board and cut the ends off. We use a sharp knife to trim off the woody ends.
  • Clean and Season – Once you have trimmed them, then season them and prepare for grilling.
Ingredients needed - fresh asparagus, olive oil, kosher salt, black pepper, garlic powder, lemon

Ingredients: 

  • Fresh Asparagus 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Kosher Salt 
  • Black Pepper 
  • Garlic Powder 
  • Lemon, cut in half 

How to Cook Asparagus on the Grill: 

  • Prepare Grill – Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).  
  • Trim the Asparagus – Remove the tough ends of the asparagus by snapping the ends off. 
  • Season – Then place the asparagus in a medium size mixing bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil on top and season with the salt, pepper and garlic salt.  
Asparagus in a clear bowl with oil being poured over
  • Cover in Oil – Then toss the asparagus to make sure that they are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings. 
  • Add to Grill – Then place the prepared vegetable across the grill grates.  Close the lid and grill for 6-10 flipping them halfway through the cook time until the asparagus are tender and charred slightly. 
Grilled Asparagus on the grill
  • Serve and Enjoy – Then remove the asparagus.  Squeeze the fresh lemon juice on top of the asparagus and serve while warm.  

How to Grill Asparagus:

Grilling Asparagus is a simple and easy process. Once you have trimmed and seasoned the asparagus is now ready to place on the grill. There is no need to use foil. You can simple place the asparagus directly on the grill pan or grill basket.

We like to place the asparagus on the grill so that it doesn’t fall through the grill grates. Close the lid and grill until the asparagus is tender and crispy.

How Long to Grill Asparagus:

Grilling Asparagus doesn’t take long. That is why we love this quick and easy healthy side dish. If seasoned correctly and lightly charred, my kids will eat this vegetable without complaining.

You want to make sure that you don’t over grill it, because it can turn soggy. We have perfected this grilled vegetable and grill it about 6 to 10 minutes. It turns out perfect crispy and tender.

Grilled Asparagus on a cutting board with a side of lemons.

Should Asparagus be soaked before Grilling?

There is no reason to soak this family favorite vegetable before grilling. All you need to do is trimmed and season. Place on the grill for an tasty side dish that everyone will love.

Grilled Asparagus on a cutting board with a side of lemons.

What to Serve with Grilled Asparagus:

Seasoning Variations:

  • Decease the Seasoning – You can use approximately ½ tsp of garlic salt instead of the garlic powder and salt in this recipe if you prefer.  
  • 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 melted butter.
  • Change the Flavoring – We love to squeeze lemon, but I love to drizzle some 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.
Grilled Asparagus on a cutting board with a side of lemons.

Why is my Grilled Asparagus soggy?

Grilled Asparagus stalks 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. Since we place the asparagus directly on the grill, we love the char marks it give them.

How to Store Leftovers:

These are best served fresh but you can refrigerate any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days. You can also use leftover asparagus in your eggs or tossed in your salad to repurpose your leftovers.

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Grilled Asparagus

5 from 3 votes
Grilled Asparagus cooks up tender, juicy and full of flavor. This is an amazing, healthy side dish that is tossed with easy ingredients.
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Servings 4
Cuisine American
Course Side Dish
Calories 63
Author Grill on a Dime

Ingredients

  • 1 lb Asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Black Pepper
  • 1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
  • 1 Lemon cut in half

Instructions

  • Preheat the grill over medium high heat (approximately 400 degrees F).
  • Remove the tough ends of the asparagus by snapping the ends off.
  • Then place the asparagus in a medium size mixing bowl.  Drizzle the olive oil on top and season with the salt, pepper and garlic salt.
  • Then toss the asparagus to make sure that they are evenly coated with the oil and seasonings.
  • Then place the asparagus across the grill grates.  Close the lid and grill for 6-10 flipping them halfway through the cook time until the asparagus are tender and charred slightly.
  • Then remove the asparagus.  Squeeze the fresh lemon juice on top of the asparagus and serve while warm.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 63kcal, Carbohydrates 7g, Protein 3g, Fat 4g, Saturated Fat 1g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Monounsaturated Fat 3g, Sodium 584mg, Potassium 272mg, Fiber 3g, Sugar 3g, Vitamin A 865IU, Vitamin C 21mg, Calcium 36mg, Iron 3mg

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