Tender and sweet, grilled asparagus is the perfect healthy 15-minute side dish for any meal. Use thicker asparagus spears for easy grilling.
Course Side Dish
Prep Time 5minutes
Cook Time 4minutes
Total Time 9minutes
1 poundasparagus , (choose thick spears)
1tablespoonextra virgin olive oil
1 teaspoonkosher salt
1/2 teaspoonfreshly ground black pepper
lemon wedges, if desired
Preheat the grill to medium heat, about 350° to 400°F, and brush the grill grates clean.
Remove the woody ends of the asparagus by snapping the ends off. Bend each stalk gently about 2/3 of the way down the stalk until it naturally breaks where the woody part begins. If desired, use a knife to trim the ends of the stalks to tidy up the cuts. Discard the ends.
Place the asparagus spears in a shallow bowl or on a platter or baking sheet. Drizzle with the olive oil and toss the spears with your hands to coat. Season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper and toss again.
Place the asparagus across the grill grates perpendicular to the bars. Grill with the lid closed for 6 to 10 minutes or until the spears are tender and crisp. Use tongs to roll the spears for even grill marks.
Transfer to a platter and if desired, drizzle with more olive oil and a squeeze of lemon. Can be served warm or at room temperature.