To make the best grilled asparagus, marinate it in a simple balsamic dressing and grill until charred. An easy and healthy side dish!
This easy asparagus recipe will show you how to make the best grilled asparagus. It’s so delicious it’s hard not to eat it all before it hits the table. Grill burgers, grilled salmon, grilled lobster tails, grilled shrimp and more with your favorite protein. For a fun twist, try prosciutto-wrapped asparagus, or check out more of my favorite asparagus recipes here.
Why you’ll want to grill asparagus all summer long
- Flavor: The garlic balsamic marinade is so delicious. You can also use it as a salad dressing.
- Char: Making asparagus on the grill gives it a smoky flavor that you can’t get any other way.
- fast: It has a short prep time and only takes a few minutes to cook. Grill with burgers, steaks, tuna, scallops and more.
- health: Asparagus is highly nutritious, rich in vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, and iron. They are also low in calories and carbohydrates and are a good source of dietary fiber.
- easy: Even a novice cook can easily stir-fry vegetables. If you don’t have a grill, you can use a grill pan or hot skillet.
- asparagus: Wash the asparagus and break off the wood part of the asparagus stem.
- marinated asparagus It brings out the flavor of the asparagus even more. All you need is olive oil, balsamic vinegar, minced garlic, salt and pepper.
how to grill asparagus
- Marinate the asparagus: Season the asparagus with the marinade ingredients in a large plate. Throw it by hand so that the spear is fully coated and let it sit for at least an hour or more.
- Preparing the grill: Preheat the grill (or grill pan) to medium-high heat. Next, arrange the asparagus so that it does not fall off the grid on the grill. If you have a grill basket, you can also use it. No aluminum foil needed.
- Time to grill asparagus: Grilling asparagus doesn’t take long, but the total time depends on the size of the spear. Estimated time for thin spears is close to 3-5 minutes, while thick asparagus spears can take up to 8 minutes. Flip occasionally until forks are tender and lightly browned.
- serve: Return the grilled asparagus to the marinade dish and toss. Then transfer to a platter and serve.
what to eat with grilled asparagus
Grilled asparagus is a simple side dish to accompany grilled meats and seafood. Below are some protein options and other side dish recipes to pair with them.
How to store asparagus
Leftover asparagus can be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Warm it up in the microwave or serve it cold with a salad.
- Vinegar: Substitute red wine vinegar for balsamic.
- seasoning: Feel free to add dried herbs, onion powder, garlic powder, and other spices to the marinade for flavor. You can also add fresh herbs to finish.
- cheese: Sprinkle the parmesan cheese over the grilled asparagus.
Asparagus Recipes You’ll Love
yield: Four one person
Serving size: 8 spear
Wash the asparagus and cut off the woody part. To do this, simply break off the end of the spear.
Place asparagus in a large plate and season with olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and black pepper. Throw by hand so that the spear is well coated.
Marinate for at least 1 hour, or longer if time permits. If not, it’s ready to cook.
When ready to cook, preheat grill to medium-high heat.
Arrange the asparagus spears on the grill so they don’t fall off the grill. You can also use a grill basket if you have one.
Grill asparagus until tender and lightly browned, 3 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally (depending on thickness of asparagus and heat of grill).
Put it back on the plate while it is soaked with vinegar and transfer to a platter.
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See notes above for storage and variations.
Provided by: 8 spear, calorie: 57 kcal, carbohydrates: 5.5 g, protein: 2.5 g, obesity: 3.5 g, saturated fat: 0.5 g, sodium: 73.5 mg, fiber: 2.5 g, sugar: 2.5 g