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This idea came from my wife’s Uncle who prepared this for us during one of our visits to his home a few years back. Since then, it’s changed the way I eat asparagus and once you try it, I think you’ll agree that grilled asparagus is where it’s at!

Garlic Olive Oil Grilled Asparagus
Garlic Olive Oil Grilled Asparagus

How To Make Grilled Asparagus

What You’ll Need:

  • A barbecue (unless you want to grill on the stove but honestly, a BBQ is better)
  • Olive oil
  • Asparagus (slightly thicker is better)
  • Minced garlic
  • Faked sea salt

Getting Started

Start by trimming your asparagus spears. You can do this by simply taking the stalk and with a hand on each end, bend it. The stalk will snap in the location where the tender part meets the woody, tough part, leaving you with perfectly tender asparagus every time. Get a container and put the olive oil and minced garlic into the container. Add the trimmed asparagus to the container, put the lid on and give it a good shake to get the olive oil and garlic to coat the asparagus. Throw it in the fridge for a bit. I tend to let it sit for an hour or so beforehand but if you need to prepare right away, you can do so without this step.

Grilling the Asparagus

Heat the BBQ to 400 degrees Fahrenheit or so and place the spears across the grill horizontally so that they don’t fall through the grates. I also turn off the burner directly under the asparagus and just use the opposite side to generate heat so that I don’t burn the spears.

Grill until they have some nice grill marks on them and look similar to the pictures in this post (they should be a bit soft as well. Remember to turn them over as well to make sure they get a good grilling all around.

Serve on a platter or dish and sprinkle with flaked sea salt to taste.

Garlic and Olive OIl Grilled Asparagus Served on a Platter
Garlic and Olive OIl Grilled Asparagus Served on a Platter

Mike’s Tips & Tricks for the Best Grilled Asparagus

  1. When selecting your asparagus, use a slightly thicker stalk to ensure they don’t fall through the grates or cook too quickly.
  2. If you can, marinate the asparagus for an hour or so before grilling to let the olive oil and garlic seep into the stalk.
  3. Grill at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit on the BBQ.
  4. Use flaked sea salt to sprinkle over top when serving if desired.
  5. If your BBQ tends to flare up or burn and you prefer not to grill directly on the grill itself, you can wrap them in Aluminum Foil and grill them that way.

More Asparagus Recipes:

These are amazing when served with steak and as a side for pretty much any dish. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.

Happy Low Carbing,

Mike

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Garlic and Olive Oil Grilled Asparagus
Prep Time
1 hr
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
1 hr 5 mins
 

This grilled asparagus recipe came from my wife’s Uncle who prepared this for us during one of our visits to his home a few years back. Since then, it’s changed the way I eat asparagus and once you try it, I think you’ll agree that grilled asparagus is where it’s at!

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Keyword: grilled asparagus
Servings: 4
Calories: 121 kcal
Author: Mike Johnston
Ingredients
  • 1 lb fresh asparagus
  • 2 tbsp minced garlic
  • 3-4 tbsp olive oil
  • flaked sea salt
Instructions
  1. Trim the asparagus spears (see "getting started" for tips)

  2. Place spears with olive oil and minced garlic in a sealed container and shake to coat evenly.

  3. Place container in fridge for an hour (or longer if desired) to let olive oil and garlic flavor seep in.

  4. Preheat BBQ to approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn off one side of the BBQ to prevent burning and flare ups.

  5. Place spears horizontally across grill on side without flame and cook until slightly soft, don't forget to turn to get even grill marks.

  6. Serve with a sprinkling of sea salt (adjust to taste)

Recipe Notes

If desired, you can also wrap in foil and cook this way if you do not wish to place directly on the grill.

Nutrition Facts
Garlic and Olive Oil Grilled Asparagus
Amount Per Serving
Calories 121 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 10g 15%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Sodium 3mg 0%
Potassium 245mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars 2g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 17.1%
Vitamin C 9.2%
Calcium 3.4%
Iron 14.2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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