Grilled Asparagus


Grilled asparagus is simple to make, but it lets you enjoy the natural flavor of your veggies. Fresh asparagus spears are coated with a bit of oil, salt, and pepper and cooked quickly over high heat on the grill. That's it!

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins

Searching for the best summer side dish that comes together in minutes? Look no further than  this easy grilled asparagus that’s tossed in olive oil, seasoned with salt and pepper, and grilled until perfectly tender. 

How to Grill Asparagus

You'll find a detailed ingredient list and step-by-step instructions in the recipe below, but let's go over the basics:

Grilled Asparagus Ingredients

These are the basic, kitchen staple ingredients you’ll need to make this simple grilled asparagus recipe: 

  • Asparagus: Start with a pound of fresh, clean, trimmed asparagus.
  • Oil: Olive oil keeps the asparagus from drying out and gives the seasonings something to stick to. 
  • Seasonings: This grilled asparagus is simply seasoned with salt and pepper. 

How to Make Grilled Asparagus

Wondering how to cook asparagus on the grill? Here’s a brief overview of what you can expect when you make homemade grilled asparagus: Toss the asparagus with olive oil, season, and grill until lightly charred. 

How Long to Cook Asparagus On the Grill

The asparagus should be perfectly cooked after three to five minutes on a lightly grill heated to high heat. You’ll know the asparagus spears are done when they are lightly charred and tender when pierced with a fork. 

What to Serve With Grilled Asparagus

Grilled asparagus is the perfect addition to any summer grilling menu. Explore these mouthwatering recipe collections: 

How to Store Grilled Asparagus

This grilled asparagus will taste best the day it’s cooked. However, if you have leftovers, you can store them in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. 

Allrecipes Community Tips and Praise 

“Can’t mess up perfection,” according to Eric Ochieng. “Great results. Added some freshly grated cheese. Prior to final finishing in a hot skillet, I blanched the asparagus to maintain a bright green color that contrasted nicely with the light char on my veggies.”

“Absolutely delicious and so simple,” raves Kilyena. “Use a slotted grill pan for your grill and you won't have to worry about spears falling through the grate.”

“I made these and they were delicious,” says LEB. “I did use some balsamic vinegar and marinated with the rest of the ingredients. Will make it again!”

Editorial contributions by Corey Williams


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus spears, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • salt and pepper to taste


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for high heat and lightly oil the grate.

  2. Lightly coat the asparagus spears with olive oil. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

  3. Cook asparagus on the preheated grill, turning often until lightly charred and fork-tender about 3 to 5 minutes.

    Grilled Asparagus


Pair this with a grilled chicken marinade recipe or grilled salmon.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

53 Calories
4g Fat
4g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 53
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g 4%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Sodium 2mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 4g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 6mg 32%
Calcium 27mg 2%
Iron 2mg 13%
Potassium 229mg 5%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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