Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Fresh Grilled Asparagus that gets grilled to perfection. Grilling asparagus gives you char marks and a smoky flavor that is amazing!  Within minutes you have tender asparagus coated in parmesan and garlic that will become a family favorite!
My favorite part about grilling is cooking vegetables on the grill. Bacon Wrapped Asparagus, Parmesan Herb Asparagus Fries with Creamy Greek Yogurt Ranch or Roasted Lemon Parmesan Garlic Asparagus are some of our favorite Asparagus recipes.
Grilled Asparagus Recipe

Grilled Asparagus

I absolutely love grilled asparagus.  Have you tried it?  The smoky flavor and charred edges are the best part!   This asparagus recipe was one of the first recipes on the blog.  We make it almost every single time that we grill.  It is quick and easy and cooks within minutes along side of your meat on the grill.
I have made this recipe countless times since posting it almost 3 years ago!  But the pictures definitely needed an update.  I think it is safe to say I have gotten better with my photography over the years and its fun to see how far I have come!
I know that you guys will love this recipe!  It is the perfect way to get in your veggies while you are grilling and the topping is so good that kids will love it as well. And the parmesan garlic topping.  This is a five star recipe!

How do you make Grilled Asparagus?

  • Prepare asparagus and trim the bottoms. Lay the asparagus in the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss in the olive oil.
  • Lay the asparagus on the grill in a row. Grill for 5-10 minutes over medium high heat until they have char marks and are fork tender. Remove asparagus and place back in the pan. Toss with garlic and parmesan cheese. Serve.
  • *You can also grill the asparagus in foil if desired.
Parmesan Garlic Grilled Asparagus

Do you wash asparagus before cooking?

Rinse the spears under cool water to remove any grit. Snap off the bottom inch or so using your fingers; the stems will naturally break where the tough woody part ends and the tender stem begins. Dry the spears by rolling them between two kitchen towels.

How do you know when asparagus goes bad?

It is the tips of asparagus they will begin to go bad first, which is also the most desirable part of the asparagus. The best way to tell if your asparagus is going bad is to look at the tips, they will begin to turn a very dark green (almost black) and when you touch them they will just mush between your fingers.

Should I cut or snap asparagus?

The conventional wisdom is that this natural snap-off point is where the unpalatable toughness ends, and the tender asparagus begins. This is one snap decision that’s dead wrong. … Of course, cutting and peeling individual asparagus spears takes time. But in this case, time really is money.

Grilling Asparagus

Can you grill asparagus in foil?

Yes! Place packet on grill over low heat. Cover grill; cook 10 to 15 minutes, rotating packet 1/2 turn after 4 minutes, until asparagus is tender. To serve, cut large X across top of packet; carefully fold back foil to allow steam to escape.

How do you make asparagus crispy on the grill?

To make asparagus crispy on the outside and tender on the inside, grill over a high heat, directly on grill grates. Direct heat will crisp up the asparagus on the outside.

Can you cook asparagus in the oven?

Yes! While I typically make this asparagus on the grill, there are times when it’s cold out or I just don’t feel like firing up the grill. These asparagus foil packets can also be baked in the oven at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 15 to 20 minutes.

Looking for delicious recipes that will go well with asparagus?! Here are some to try!

Perfect Asparagus on the grill

Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus

5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 4
Fresh asparagus that gets grilled to perfection. The grill adds char marks and a smoky flavor that is simply amazing! Within a just a few minutes you have tender asparagus coated in parmesan and garlic that will become a family favorite!
Course Appetizer, Side Dish
Cuisine American
Keyword asparagus, grilled asparagus

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh asparagus
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 Tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

  1. Prepare asparagus and trim the bottoms. Lay the asparagus in the pan and sprinkle with salt and pepper and toss in the olive oil.
  2. Lay the asparagus on the grill in a row. Grill for 5-10 minutes over medium high heat until they have char marks and are fork tender. Remove asparagus and place back in the pan. Toss with garlic and parmesan cheese. Serve.
  3. *You can also grill the asparagus in foil if desired.
Nutrition Facts
Grilled Parmesan Garlic Asparagus
Amount Per Serving (-1 g)
Calories 80 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 58mg2%
Carbohydrates 1g0%
Sugar 1g1%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 35IU1%
Vitamin C 0.5mg1%
Calcium 44mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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  1. Love this recipe. Can’t wait to try it out! Thanks for finding me on google plus. I’m now your newest “bloggy stalker” 🙂 Love your blog!

  2. Re: Grilled asparagus w/parmesan and garlic

    Hello, I would like to know if this can be made in the oven. If so, what temp and for how long?

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