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!
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
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.
Mike’s Tips & Tricks for the Best Grilled Asparagus
- When selecting your asparagus, use a slightly thicker stalk to ensure they don’t fall through the grates or cook too quickly.
- If you can, marinate the asparagus for an hour or so before grilling to let the olive oil and garlic seep into the stalk.
- Grill at about 400 degrees Fahrenheit on the BBQ.
- Use flaked sea salt to sprinkle over top when serving if desired.
- 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:
- Roasted Garlic Asparagus with Sovrano Cheese
- Keto Friendly Bacon Wrapped Asparagus
- One Pan Rosemary Chicken Asparagus Dinner
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,
Garlic and Olive Oil Grilled Asparagus
- 1 lb fresh asparagus
- 2 tbsp minced garlic
- 3-4 tbsp olive oil
- flaked sea salt
- Trim the asparagus spears (see "getting started" for tips)
- Place spears with olive oil and minced garlic in a sealed container and shake to coat evenly.
- Place container in fridge for an hour (or longer if desired) to let olive oil and garlic flavor seep in.
- Preheat BBQ to approximately 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Turn off one side of the BBQ to prevent burning and flare ups.
- Place spears horizontally across grill on side without flame and cook until slightly soft, don't forget to turn to get even grill marks.
- Serve with a sprinkling of sea salt (adjust to taste)