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Grilled Asparagus

With its deep nutty flavor, light char and delicate smokiness, grilled asparagus has become one of the most popular cookout side dishes around.

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Cooking for 4 people


  • 16 asparagus spears
  • olive oil
  • kosher salt
  • ground black pepper
  • freshly grated parmesan cheese (optional)

1 Food Prep

Prep your fresh asparagus by rinsing it under cold water and patting it dry with paper towels.

Using a sharp knife, remove the tough, woody bottom portion of your asparagus spears, leaving the tender green stems. Give your asparagus a coat of olive oil and season it with kosher salt and ground black pepper.

2 Grill Prep

Fuel: We recommend Kingsford® Original Charcoal Briquets

Method: Two-Zone Method

Temp: 400ºF (Medium Heat)

3 The Cook

  • When you’re at temp, put cooking oil on a folded paper towel. Grab the oiled paper towel with long-handled tongs and oil the grate thoroughly.

  • Place your asparagus directly over the coals, setting them perpendicular to the grates so they don’t fall through. If you have one, you can use a grilling basket.

  • For thick asparagus spears, grill them for 4 to 5 minutes, turning frequently until fork tender and slightly charred. Thinner spears will cook in 2 to 3 minutes. If your asparagus starts to become too charred for your liking, move them to the cooler side of the grate and allow them to cook through until fork tender.

  • Once your asparagus is cooked, remove them from the grill and plate. Kick up the flavor by finishing your asparagus with a drizzle of olive oil and a sprinkle of coarse sea salt. Shaved or freshly grated Parmesan is also a great way to jazz up any platter of grilled veggies.

11 Reviews
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Grilled asparagus A simple recipe and very popular with the whole family. In addition to Parmesan and olive oil we like to drizzle some lemon juice.
Date published: 2023-11-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Asparagus is a treat! So simple to make on the grill and the parmesan adds a unique flavor to the grilled asparagus.
Date published: 2023-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great flavor Have made this for many years. Great flavor and quick to make
Date published: 2023-08-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loooved it! I love asparagus so I'm always looking for ways to make it differently and I usually steam it or sautee it. This is the first time I tried grilling it and I loooved it. I'll be doing it this way more often now.
Date published: 2023-08-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple Such a simple side to prepare with whatever meat you are grilling. Best way to cook asparagus.
Date published: 2023-07-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazingly tasty It’s not everyday you get to eat a veggie that you just love as it melts away in your mouth..: amazing flavor!
Date published: 2023-06-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Healthy Easy healthy recipe. I cut it up and add it to pasta.
Date published: 2023-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Simple and Delicious This is a springtime favorite of ours and is so simple but gives great taste to the asparagus. Takes mere minutes and you look like a gourmet!
Date published: 2023-06-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great meal My daughter is a vegetarian and she really loved this.
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I So tasty This asparagus was absolutely phenomenal! I used a grill grate to be sure I didn’t lose too many spears down the grates. Even though I did lose some, the ones that stayed in the grate were absolutely amazing!! In the future, I may use an indoor grill, just so I don’t lose any.
Date published: 2023-06-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Eat your Vegetables ! What a Wonderful Vegetable. On the Grill it is even Better ! Also time Saving -grill the Asparagus last 15 minutes of your main meat ! - A Super Vegetable that is Delicious. !
Date published: 2023-06-01
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