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.
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.
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.
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).
Make it a meal!
A few great recipes to round out and complete this meal would be:
- Grilled Hawaiian Pork Chops
- Grilled Lemon Pepper Chicken Drum Sticks
- Tuna Macaroni Salad
- Tomato Salad
- No Bake S'mores Bars
- Lemon Raspberry Ice Box Pie
Balsamic Grilled Asparagus
- Cooking spray
- Asparagus, bottoms trimmed off
- Olive oil
- Balsamic vinegar
- Romano or Parmesan cheese, grated
- Kosher salt
- Ground pepper
- Garlic powder
- Spray the grill with cooking spray and heat to medium heat.
- In a bowl combine the the asparagus, oil and balsamic vinegar.
- Season to taste with the last four ingredients and put the asparagus directly onto the grill.
- Keeping an eye on it and turn it periodically, cook until the asparagus has a nice char (without burning).
- Serve immediately!
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Try some other asparagus recipes:
- Sauteed Asparagus with Gremolata
- Pea Pesto with Asparagus
- Parmesan Roasted Asparagus with Fried Eggs
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