This grilled asparagus recipe makes the best crispy and smoky-tasting side dish.

Summer is the time for firing up the BBQ and for cooking with healthy asparagus spears. In this recipe, asparagus is tossed with some lemon, oil, and a little salt and pepper. A few minutes on the grill is all it takes for this superb side.

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Favorite Grilled Vegetables

  • Put that BBQ to work with more than just meat this summer. Try cooking various vegetables like asparagus and have a complete meal ready in no time.
  • There are some vegetables that cook so well on the BBQ and asparagus is one of the top choices. Asparagus is so easy and so simple.
  • It cooks quickly and retains its crispiness at high heat. With its robust flavor, it requires very little seasoning and very little prep time.

4 Easy Ingredients

ASPARAGUS: When buying fresh asparagus, make sure that they are firm and crisp. The heads should be closed with a slightly purplish color to them. Some people prefer the thinner more tender spears, while others like the crunch of the thicker stems. Frozen asparagus is an easy replacement.

SEASONINGS:  A little bit of freshly squeezed lemon juice, olive oil, and salt, make this a simple recipe to toss together. The olive oil can easily be replaced with butter.

VARIATIONS:  Season them with a little parmesan cheese, or soy sauce for a slight variation in the flavoring. Or sprinkle some Italian seasoning or low carb blackening seasoning for a Cajun-style twist! Even keto taco seasoning is an option, for something completely different and delish.

How to Cook Asparagus on the Grill

Since there are only 4 easy ingredients for this recipe and asparagus is so delicate, it won’t take long to roast them on the BBQ.

  1. Prepare asparagus by washing and trimming.
  2. Toss with oil, lemon, and seasonings.
  3. Cook on the grill (as per the recipe below).

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Tips for Perfectly Grilled Asparagus

  • First and foremost, remember that asparagus is a very tender vegetable that cooks rather quickly. Keep an eye on it while it is grilling and turn it part way through the cooking time.
  • While preparing the stalks for cooking, gently break off the bottom of each stem. For thicker asparagus, it may be necessary to use a grater to peel off the tougher outer layer at the bottom.
  • Before tossing it with the oil and seasonings, pat it dry with some paper towels. This will help the oil and seasonings adhere to it.
  • And finally, wrapping the asparagus in tin foil is another option for cooking.

Easy Asparagus Recipes

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Grilled Asparagus

It's easy to make asparagus on the grill, and the result is tender crisp spears with a smoky flavor!
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes
Servings 4
Author Holly


  • 1 bunch asparagus
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • kosher salt & pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill to medium high.
  • Wash and trim the asparagus.
  • Toss with olive oil, lemon juice, & seasoning.
  • Place the asparagus directly on the grill. Cook for 6-8 minutes turning occasionally


Thinner spears may need less time.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 254kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 0.4g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 20g | Sodium: 1mg | Potassium: 48mg | Fiber: 0.4g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 122IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American

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