Zesty Grilled Asparagus


Zesty Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus is one of the easiest side dishes you can make using fresh seasonal asparagus.  The next time you heat the grill to prepare meat, save space for asparagus spears and add them to the grill for the last 5-7 minutes of cooking time for your meat.  They will be tender, slightly charred, and absolutely delicious. 

I prepared grilled asparagus with a poblano stuffed chicken for dinner over the weekend and my son ate like 15 spears of asparagus to himself.  He normally shies away from vegetables, but absolutely loves anything grilled!

Keep the asparagus from falling through the grates by skewering it first 2 skewers for 10 – 12 asparagus spears is perfect.   

To prepare this grilled asparagus, brush with olive oil and garlic, season with salt and pepper, and then at the end f the grilling, top with lemon zest, parmesan cheese, and red pepper flakes for just a touch of heat.  You will never go back to plain, boring asparagus again after you try this recipe.

Ingredients for Grilled Asparagus

asparagus – trim the ends 1 1/2 inches.

extra virgin olive oil – to help prevent sticking on the grill

garlic cloves – for flavor

salt and pepper

lemon zest – for a bright citrus flavor

grated parmesan – adds a delicious flavor to the grilled asparagus

red pepper flakes – for a kick of heat.


Zesty Grilled Asparagus

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Course: Side Dish
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 7 minutes
Total Time: 12 minutes
Servings: 4 servings


  • 1 lb asparagus approximately 30 medium spears
  • 1 Tbs extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/8 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 tsp lemon zest plus 1/2 lemon for juice
  • 1 Tbs grated parmesan
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes


  • Soak four to six 12-inch wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes. Preheat grill to medium (375º-425º). Remove tough ends of asparagus. Place 4 or 5 asparagus stalks next to one another and skewer them crosswise in two places: below the tips and about 1 inch from the bottom of the stalk. Continue adding asparagus until about 10-12 pieces are on the first two skewers. Repeat with remaining asparagus and additional skewers.
  • Combine olive oil and garlic. Brush both sides of skewered asparagus, then season with salt and pepper. In a separate dish, combine lemon zest, Parmesan and red pepper flakes.
  • Place asparagus on grill for 2-3 minutes. Flip, sprinkle with Parmesan mixture and continue to grill about 3 minutes, or until desired doneness. Remove from grill, drizzle with lemon juice.


Serving: 0g | Carbohydrates: 0g | Protein: 0g | Fat: 0g | Saturated Fat: 0g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0g | Monounsaturated Fat: 0g | Trans Fat: 0g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 0mg | Potassium: 0mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 0IU | Vitamin C: 0mg | Calcium: 0mg | Iron: 0mg

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