Grilled Asparagus Recipes

Grilled asparagus recipes offer a sure sign that summer is approaching.  Fresh grilled asparagus is one of the fastest, easiest side dishes to prepare for that next cookout or grilling party.  Asparagus goes well with red meat, chicken, pork or fish—and can be grilled to a tender crisp in minutes.  Asparagus is so versatile that it works well with a variety of spices and flavors making it an easy go-to side dish for many meals.

Basic Grilled Asparagus

  • 1 lb Young Green Asparagus
  • 2 tsp. Garlic Powder
  • 1 Small Red Onion, Finely Chopped
  • 2 Tbsp. Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 8 oz. Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Bacon Bits or 2 Slices of Bacon, Cooked and Finely Chopped
  • Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Instructions for Basic Grilled Asparagus

  1. Clean and trim the asparagus.  Wash the asparagus thoroughly under cool water.  Break off the woody ends of the asparagus spears.   If all of your asparagus pieces are similar in size, begin by holding one piece by the ends and bending it until it snaps off at its most brittle point—then simple cut the remaining asparagus with a paring knife at a similar point.  You may choose to break each piece in similar fashion if desired.
  2. Prepare an aluminum foil packet.  Tear off an aluminum foil piece large enough to create a packet for your asparagus and veggie grill mixture.  With a large, heavy duty foil, an 18 inch piece should create an adequate foil packet.  Spray the foil with non-stick cooking spray.
  3. Layer the vegetables and ingredients into the packet.  Drizzle the olive oil over the asparagus in a zippered, storage bag.  Add the remaining ingredients and shake, turn and squeeze the zippered storage bag until all items are coated with olive oil and equally combined. 
  4. Create the aluminum foil packet.  Pull the foil up lengthwise and create a fold down the center of the vegetables.  Fold up each end—being sure that each seal is completely enclosed.
  5. Grill and serve the vegetables.  Grill the asparagus and veggie mix for fifteen to twenty minutes or until they reach desired tenderness.  Serve alongside your favorite grill meat with salt and pepper.

 

Sesame Asian Grilled Asparagus

  • I lb. Young Green Asparagus
  • 1 Tbsp. Sesame Oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil
  • ½ tsp. Ground Ginger
  • ½ tsp. Ground Curry Powder
  • Soy Sauce
  • Toasted Sesame Seeds, optional

Instructions for Sesame Asian Grilled Asparagus

  1. Prepare the Asparagus grilling packet.  Follow steps one through four for the Basic Grilled Asparagus as given above—being sure to include the Sesame Oil with the Olive Oil.  You may add the soy sauce and sesame seeds either prior to grilling or as toppings.
  2. Grill and Serve the Sesame Asian Grilled Asparagus.  Grill over medium heat for fifteen to twenty minutes and serve warm.  This side dish accompanies pork, chicken and pork very well—although Asian style beef main dishes work well also.

 

Greek Inspired Grilled Asparagus

  • 1 lb Young Green Asparagus
  • 2 tsp.Garlic Powder
  • 1 Small Red Onion, Finely Chopped
  • ½ c. Greek Salad Dressing
  • 8 oz. Fresh Mushrooms, Sliced
  • ½ c. Sliced Black Olives
  • ½ c. jarred Roasted Red Peppers
  • 1/8 tsp. Ground Black Pepper
  • ½ tsp. Salt
  • 2 Tbsp. Bacon Bits or 2 Slices of Bacon, Cooked and Finely Chopped
  • Toppings:  ½ c. Tomatoes, Seeded and Chopped, and Feta Cheese, Crumbled
  • Cooking Spray
  • Aluminum Foil

Instructions for Greek Inspired Grilled Asparagus

  1. Prepare the asparagus grilling packet.  Follow steps one through four for the Basic Grilled Asparagus as given above—substituting the Greek Salad Dressing for the oil.  
  2. Grill and serve the Greek Inspired Grilled Asparagus.  Grill over medium heat for fifteen to twenty minutes.  Top with chopped tomatoes and Feta cheese.  Serve warm with main dish meat of your choice.
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