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.

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Balsamic Grilled Asparagus

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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, especially when grilled!

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 tasted like 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.

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Tips for how to grill asparagus

  • Be sure to spray the grill with cooking spray before heating to prevent sticking.
  • Toss the asparagus well in the other ingredients so that it’s evenly covered.
  • Be sure you keep an eye on the asparagus while it grills- it might go fast and burns easily.
  • This is best served immediately.
  • 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.

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Frequently asked questions about making balsamic asparagus

  • Can this grilled asparagus be made ahead? This is best served right away It can get a little squishy in the fridge. I would only leave it in the marinade for 30-40 minutes max.
  • How long do the leftovers last in the refrigerator? 2-3 days covered in the refrigerator
  • What’s the best way to reheat the asparagus? I prefer using the oven and I strongly encourage you to enjoy them with a fried egg.
  • Do you have to wash asparagus before cooking? It’s generally a good idea to wash and dry it.
  • Can I place the asparagus directly on the grill? Yes, we always 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).

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Balsamic Grilled Asparagus
Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
15 mins
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.
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled asparagus
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Jessy Freimann, The Life Jolie
  • Cooking spray
  • Asparagus, bottoms trimmed off
  • Olive oil
  • Balsamic vinegar
  • Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
  • Kosher salt
  • Ground pepper
  • Garlic powder
  1. Spray the grill with cooking spray and heat 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!

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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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  • 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
      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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    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 :)
    • Reply
      May 12, 2015 at 10:39 am Thank you- I hope you enjoy it :)
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    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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      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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      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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