Grilled Asparagus


Mmm. Asparagus. You can steam them, boil them, roast them, but I don’t think anything beats the flavor of asparagus that are simply grilled. The smoky flavor, the char marks. Tender, but still with a little crunch. Seriously good. I could (and have) eat them like French fries. Yum.

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

  • Prep time: 15 minutes
  • Cook time: 7 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4.


  • 1 pound asparagus (estimate 1/4 pound per person), thick spears
  • 1-2 Tbsp Olive oil
  • Kosher salt


1 Preheat your grill for high, direct heat.


2 Prepare the asparagus by breaking or cutting off any tough bottom ends (can save for stock, or discard). Place the asparagus in a pan (to contain the spears while you put them on and take them off the grill). Coat them with olive oil and sprinkle salt over them.

3 Grill the asparagus spears for 5-10 minutes, until nicely charred and just fork tender, turning them every few minutes so that they brown relatively evenly.

Remove from grill and serve.

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  • Melanie Kramar

    I use baby asparagus spears ends cut off smother in pure butter, freshly chopped garlic, coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Microwave on high for 3-4 minutes. Sprinkle parmesan. Mop up butter and garlic with fresh bread rolls. Naughty but nice!

  • John

    On a more practical note, skewering the asparagus spears perpendicular to two bamboo skewers (kind of like a backyard fence) makes grilling a whole lot easier. Try it out!

    Great idea, thanks! ~Elise

  • Lulu

    As an apartment dweller, I usually make these in the oven, but yeah, nothing beats them on a charcoal grill. BF and I made them just the other day. He likes to wrap a slice of ham around the spears, because he requires a little smoke and mirrors in order to get his vegetables down.

  • Michelle @ Taste As You Go

    Grilled asparagus is one of my favorite things to eat/make in the spring. Unfortunately, I have to use a grill pan on the stove top because I don’t have access to a gas grill (ah, NYC apartment living).

    When I don’t grill it, I like to roast it in the oven after tossing the spears with olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and pepper. So simple, yet so delicious!

  • Eva

    I love Asparagus,try and wrap bacon around about 6 and put them on the grill on top rack of a gas grill sprinkle with kosher salt it’s to die for just pick them up and eat with your fingers, bacon crisp ummm so good.

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