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Grilled Asparagus Recipe

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This easy grilled asparagus recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes. It's a fabulous side dish to serve during spring and summer.

The asparagus gets a lovely char that adds great flavor. Tossed with sumac it gets a great kicky flavor.

An overhead shot of a plate of grilled asparagus.

Why You've Got to Try this Recipe

This fresh and easy side dish will be a family favorite. It's so simple to throw it on the grill with whatever else you're cooking.

It's perfect for the warmer months when you want dinner ready in minutes.

This recipe serves two, but you can easily double or triple it to serve a crowd.

A bunch of asparagus, a small bowl with salt and sumac, half a lemon, and a small bowl of olive oil.

What You'll Need to Make this Recipe

To make this easy side dish, you'll need a bunch of asparagus, a half teaspoon of kosher salt, a quarter teaspoon of ground pepper, and a quarter teaspoon of sumac.

A large metal bowl with a bunch of asparagus.

How to Make this Recipe

This is a really simple recipe - it's ready in less than 15 minutes! Here's how to make it.

  • Prep the asparagus - rinse the asparagus, snap off the ends, and toss it with the olive oil. Then sprinkle it with salt, pepper, and sumac.
  • Grill it - Heat a grill to medium heat. Once hot, lay the asparagus flat across the grill and cook for 5 to 10 minutes until grill marks appear. Flip it once while cooking.
  • Finish it - give it a squeeze of lemon juice and serve immediately.
An overhead shot of a plate of grilled asparagus.

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Tips for Making this Recipe

Preparation Tips - Remove the woody ends of your asparagus before cooking, by pressing along the bottom of the stalk. Allow the stalk to naturally snap where it wants to.

Specialty Ingredients - This recipe calls for sumac spice - you can omit it if you don't have it, but it adds a wonderful, zesty flavor!

Storing Tips - While this dish is best served immediately, you can save the asparagus for up to 3 days in the refrigerator.

Alternate Cooking Methods - If you don't want to cook this on a grill, you can do it on the stovetop in a grill pan.

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Yield: 2 servings

Grilled Asparagus Recipe

An overhead shot of a plate of grilled asparagus.

This easy grilled asparagus recipe is ready in less than 15 minutes. It's a fabulous side dish to serve during spring and summer.

Prep Time 4 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 bunch asparagus, woody ends removed
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground sumac
  • half a lemon

Instructions

  1. Heat a grill to medium heat (or a grill pan to medium-high on a stovetop).
  2. Toss the asparagus with olive oil and then sprinkle with salt, pepper, and sumac.
  3. Lay the spears flat on the grill and cook for 5 to 8 minutes or until tender and slightly charred.
  4. Place the asparagus on a serving plate and squeeze the lemon juice on top.
  5. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

2

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 69Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 540mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g

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