Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

Did I ever mention how much I like asparagus? I think it’s one of my favorite vegetables! First off, it’s healthy. Second, it tastes pretty darn good. As a kid I generally steered clear of asparagus and I think that’s because I only ever had it steamed, which is still not my favorite way to eat it. If it’s too cold to grill I usually roast my asparagus but my favorite way to prepare it will always be grilling.
This Balsamic Grilled Asparagus brings together the most delicious combination of flavors and is really quick and easy to make. It's the perfect quick side dish. Click on the photo to read more...
This recipe came to be because one day I just started mixing things in with the asparagus before I gave it to Justin to put on the grill. Did you ever have those days, where you randomly add things together and randomly create a recipe? It’s like when you’re a kid and pull things out of the pantry, only as an adult we generally have a better idea of what flavors work well together. That was certainly the case with the asparagus experiment (say that 5 times as fast as you can!). I tasted it and it was like magic. The flavors  melded together so beautifully. This is now my go-to asparagus recipe because it comes together within a matter of minutes with delicious results. The great thing is, since J is not a fan of asparagus, A and I get it all to ourselves!
This Balsamic Grilled Asparagus brings together the most delicious combination of flavors and is really quick and easy to make. It's the perfect quick side dish. Click on the photo to read more... This Balsamic Grilled Asparagus brings together the most delicious combination of flavors and is really quick and easy to make. It's the perfect quick side dish. Click on the photo to read more... This Balsamic Grilled Asparagus brings together the most delicious combination of flavors and is really quick and easy to make. It's the perfect quick side dish. Click on the photo to read more...
You’ll notice that I don’t give measurements. That’s because I’ve always just seasoned these to taste and the results have consistently been excellent. I encourage you to eat these immediately after they come off of the grill, as the leftovers are just ok. It’s rare that we ever even have leftovers because the results are so addictive that you can’t stop eating them. We usually put these directly onto the grill, but you can also grill these in a basket (I’ll bet this recipe is fantastic with mixed grilled veggies as well).
This Balsamic Grilled Asparagus brings together the most delicious combination of flavors and is really quick and easy to make. It's the perfect quick side dish. Click on the photo to read more... This Balsamic Grilled Asparagus brings together the most delicious combination of flavors and is really quick and easy to make. It's the perfect quick side dish. Click on the photo to read more...
Balsamic Grilled Asparagus
Source: The Life Jolie
Ingredients:
  • Asparagus, trimmed
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Finely grated Romano cheese (Parmesan will also work very well)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

Spray your grill with cooking spray and heat it to

In a bowl combine the first three ingredients.

Season to taste with the last four ingredients and put your asparagus directly onto the grill.

Keeping an eye on it and turning periodically, cook until the asparagus has a nice char (without burning).

Serve immediately.

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8 Comments

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    Ruth Zankich
    May 11, 2015 at 12:04 pm

    This is such a simple recipe. I love anything grilled. My husband doesn’t care for asparagus, but I am going to have to try this to see if it changes his mind.

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      Jessy
      May 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

      I love anything from the grill as well- I hope you enjoy it and hopefully your husband will be a believer 🙂

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    CourtneyLynne
    May 11, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    Omg!!! This asparagus looks absolutely amazing!!!! Asparagus is my favorite veggie!!! I actually have some in the refrigerator right now for tomorrow’s dinner. Might just have to try your recipe out 🙂

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      Jessy
      May 12, 2015 at 10:39 am

      Thank you- I hope you enjoy it 🙂

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    ashley
    May 19, 2015 at 8:49 am

    I had to stop over and check out your grilled asparagus recipe after you mentioned it and it looks SO good! Next time we grill out, I’m definitely going to try this. 🙂
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      Jessy
      May 19, 2015 at 9:03 am

      Thanks for stopping by- I hope you enjoy! I can’t wait to try your recipe 🙂

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    Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life
    May 19, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    I bought some asparagus this weekend at the farmer’s market and was trying to figure how I wanted to cook it. I’ve never grilled asparagus, but I bet it is fantastic. I am really forward to giving your recipe a try.
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      Jessy
      May 20, 2015 at 9:31 am

      Thanks- I love asparagus so much that I’m always looking for new ways to prepare it but this has become my go-to. Enjoy!

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