How to Grill Asparagus

Grilled Asparagus

At your next cook-out, why not try grilling asparagus? Everyone understands it’s a healthy vegetable, but the char from the grill really adds a whole new dimension to the flavor.

Grilling asparagus is very easy with preparation time at about 2 minutes and grilling time between 6 and 10 minutes (depending on the heat of your grill).

Before we get started on the recipe and how to grill the asparagus just a quick overview of asparagus’ health benefits. According to WebMD, it’s high in folic acid and a good source of potassium, fiber, thiamin, and vitamins A, B6, and C.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 to 1 lb asparagus spears
  • 4-5 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/2 tsp of Slap Ya’ Mama Cajun Seasoning (we use original, but if you want a more spicy taste, then use the “Hot” version).

Slap Ya Mama Seasoning

Procedure

  1. Start your grill and set on medium-high heat. If you have a thermometer on your grill a good temperature is 325 to 375 degrees.
  2. Cut off the thick ends of the asparagus as this part tends to be tough.
  3. Mix the olive oil, salt, pepper and Slap Ya’ Mama Cajun Seasoning in a small bowl
  4. Coat the asparagus with the olive oil mixture.
  5. Place your asparagus on the grill at a perpendicular angle to the grill grates. This will prevent the asparagus from falling through the grates.

Asparagus on Grill

6.  Cook for about 3 minutes or until you start to see a char on the asparagus spears.
7.  Turn over. Let cook about 3 more minutes and you are ready to plate the asparagus.

For a more detailed step-by-step, please see our How to Grill Asparagus Video below.

So, the next time you are in the backyard grilling some steaks, chicken or whatever it is that your family loves through on some asparagus for a nice side dish.

Salmons and Grilled Asparagus

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