Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ  for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

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These past few days have been gloriously beautiful, so we’ve had the grill going, full force! In addition to Monday’s (amazing!) Hawaiian pork chops we’ve rocked some hot dogs and I just had to update this post because I can never resist grilled asparagus.

Once we know that the weather will stay nice (ie: no surprise snow- get it together, Mother Nature!) we’ll be moving the grill out to our back paver patio. But in the meantime it’s still living in our garage. This has kind of worked out nicely so far, because A and T have been really into playing with sidewalk chalk on our driveway.

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

A relishes her role as “management” and delights in delegating the task of drawing Disney characters to her daddy. Side note, I had no idea how good he was at drawing. His sister is a pretty fantastic artist, but it seems he also has this skill! I was super impressed!

Even T has started enjoying the sidewalk chalk, though I suspect she’s more into taking them out of the box and putting them back in. It’s messy, but I don’t mind a little extra work cleaning them up, if it means we get to be out in the fresh air!

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

So by now you know about my undying love for 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 easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.This recipe came to be because one day I just started mixing things in with the asparagus before I gave it to J to put on the grill. Did you ever have those days, where you add various things together and randomly create a recipe?

It’s kind of like when you’re a kid and pull things out of the pantry to mix together into one big, disgusting hodge podge of stuff. Only as adults we generally have a better idea of what flavors work well together, so it often tastes good. That was certainly the case with the asparagus experiment (say that five times as fast as you can!).

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

I tasted it and it was pure 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, I get it all to myself (outside of A’s no-thank-you bite since she’s currently doing her toddler thing with asparagus)!

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.

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

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 if you’d rather (I’ll bet this recipe is fantastic with mixed grilled veggies as well).

On the off chance that you do have leftovers, I encourage you to reheat them in the oven and top them with a fried egg, kind of like my Parmesan Roasted Asparagus with Fried Eggs. Great for breakfast, lunch or brinner!

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

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Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

5 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

15 minTotal Time

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Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • Asparagus, with the bottoms trimmed off
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Finely grated Romano cheese (Parmesan will also work very well)
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Garlic powder

Instructions

  1. Spray the grill with cooking spray and heat it to medium heat.
  2. In a bowl combine the the asparagus, oil and balsamic vinegar.
  3. Season to taste with the last four ingredients and put the asparagus directly onto the grill.
  4. Keeping an eye on it and turn it periodically, cook until the asparagus has a nice char (without burning).
  5. Serve immediately and enjoy!
Cuisine: Summer, grill, fresh, healthy. vegetarian | Recipe Type: Side dish, lunch, dinner, vegetarian
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This easy Balsamic Grilled Asparagus recipe is the absolute best way to cook asparagus! It only takes 15 minutes and cooks up perfectly on your BBQ for a simple, crispy, healthy and flavorful summer side dish.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    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.
    • Reply
      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. :) ashley recently posted...Five Ways to Increase Your Water IntakeMy Profile
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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. Christina @ Juggling Real Food and Real Life recently posted...Family Dinner Conversation Starters: Sports and ActivitiesMy Profile
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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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