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Grilled Asparagus

In this post I am sharing how to make Grilled Asparagus.

Grilled asparagus is a perfect vegetable side for dinner. Seasoned and grilled tender but with a slight bit of crunch remaining…perfection!

When choosing asparagus for grilling, don’t get the wimpy think stalks. They will over cook and turn to mush. You’ll want the thicker stalks of asparagus when cooking it on the grill. Save the skinny stalks for salads.

Perfect Grilled Asparagus on a Gas Grill

  • 1 Bunch of quality Asparagus
  • Olive Oil
  • Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper
  • Onion Powder
  • Dried Thyme
Perfectly grilled asparagus on a serving plate
Cut the bottom stems off the asparagus.
Coat in olive oil and season.
Grill over medium heat on the grill (indirectly from flame) for 3-4 minutes per side.
So easy, so delicious.

Delicious Asparagus Side Dish

What if I don’t have olive oil? That’s okay, just coat the asparagus in cooking oil, such as peanut or vegetable. Coating the asparagus in oil accomplishes two things. One, it helps the seasoning to adhere to the stalks of asparagus. Two, it ensures that it doesn’t stick to the grill while cooking and protects it from the heat. 

What other seasonings or flavors are good with asparagus? Your options are almost limitless. Other flavors that work well with asparagus include Parmesan cheese, garlic, lemon, butter, Creole or blackening seasonings. Truly, whatever suits your tastes will compliment the asparagus. 

Hollandaise sauce  is another great and popular option for asparagus or a Balsamic glaze drizzle

More options for cooking asparagus? A quick saute works well and asparagus can be pickled. Oven roasting is okay if you watch it carefully. There is nothing worse than over-cooked asparagus. 

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Yield: 1 Side Dish

Grilled Asparagus

Perfectly grilled asparagus

Delicious grilled asparagus is the perfect side to any meal.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 13 minutes


  • 1 Bunch of quality Asparagus
  • 1 tbs Olive Oil
  • 1 tsp Kosher Salt
  • Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 tsp Onion Powder
  • 1 tsp Dried Thyme
  • Or other favorite seasonings and herbs


  1. Cut the bottom stems off the asparagus. About an inch or so to remove the tougher portion of the stalk.
  2. Coat the stalks in olive oil and season.
  3. Grill over medium heat on the grill (indirectly from flame) for 3-4 minutes per side.
  4. Do not over cook.

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Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

2 Stalks

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 154Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 242mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 1gProtein: 3g
Grilled Asparagus

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