Grilled Asparagus Recipe

For the best grilled asparagus, marinate them in a simple balsamic dressing, then grill until charred. An easy, healthy side dish!
PREP TIME:10minutes 
COOK TIME:8minutes 
TOTAL TIME:18minutes 
YIELD: 4 servings
COURSE: BBQ Side dish, Side Dish
CUISINE: American


  • 1 pound asparagus spears ((about 32 thin spears))
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt (plus more to finish)
  • black pepper (to taste)


  • Rinse the asparagus and trim off the woody ends. To do this, you can simply snap off the end of the spears.
  • In a large dish, season the asparagus with the olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt, and black pepper. Toss with your hands so the spears are well-coated.
  • Let them marinate at least an hour if you have the time, or longer. If not, you can cook right away.
  • When ready to cook, preheat your grill to medium-high heat.
  • Arrange the asparagus spears on the grill in a manner that they won’t fall through the grates. You can also use a grill basket if you have one.
  • Grill the asparagus for 3-8 minutes (depending on the thickness of your asparagus and the heat of your grill), turning occasionally, until they are tender and lightly charred.
  • Toss it back into the dish with the vinegar getting all the flavor over it, then transfer it to a platter.


See notes above for storage and variations.


Serving: 8spearsCalories: 57kcalCarbohydrates: 5.5gProtein: 2.5gFat: 3.5gSaturated Fat: 0.5gSodium: 73.5mgFiber: 2.5gSugar: 2.5g
– W–W Points: 1
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