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 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!
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).
Balsamic Grilled Asparagus
Source: The Life Jolie
- Asparagus, trimmed
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Finely grated Romano cheese (Parmesan will also work very well)
- 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).
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