How to grill asparagus

How To Cook Asparagus on the Grill

  • If grilling asparagus directly on the grill rack (grill grates), chose thick asparagus spears.
  • Thin asparagus can be grilled on top of metal racks aka vegetable grilled basket. If you don’t have one, there is no need to rush out and buy one. Just place the asparagus over the grill and keep in mind that thing asparagus will cook faster.
  • Toss asparagus with olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the asparagus over a preheated grill. Grill over high, direct heat for 6 to 8 minutes, turning occasionally until charred and tender.

Closed up view of grilled asparagus on a white plate

Grilled Asparagus with Lemon Garlic Butter and Parmesan

For this Grilled Asparagus recipe, I make a simple flavored butter to add even more flavor to the already delicious grilled asparagus. If you can melt butter you got this!I mix melted butter, a minced garlic clove and some chopped parsley and pour it over the hot-off-the-grill asparagus. Then I top them with grated Parmesan  – because let’s be honest, cheese makes everything better!

Kathy’s Notes

  • You can use salted butter for the lemon garlic flavored butter. Just make sure you season the asparagus very lightly with salt as the butter will add some saltiness to the final dish.

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Grilled Asparagus on a white plate with Parmesan cheese Keyword: grilled asparagus, grilled asparagus recipe

  • 1 pound asparagus, trimmed
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice, freshly squeezed
  • 1 teaspoon chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons Parmesan cheese or more to taste
  • Lemon slices as garnish (optional)
  1. In a pan toss the asparagus with the olive oil, salt and pepper.

  2. Lay the asparagus on the grill in a row. Grill for 5 to 6 minutes turning occasionally, until nicely charred and tender. 

  3. While the asparagus are grilling, melt the butter. You can do this on the grill (in a small saucepan) or in the microwave. To the melted butter, add the garlic and chopped parsley.

  4. Remove the asparagus from the grill and place them in a pan or serving plate. Pour the melted butter and toss gently. Top with grated Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

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