How to Make Grilled Asparagus

Make a side dish that sizzles with seasoned asparagus hot off the grill.

You will need

  • 1 pound of asparagus
  • 1/2 teaspoon of Dijon mustard
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons of white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons of chopped garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 1/4 teaspoon sugar
  • Salt and pepper
  • Tongs
  • Aluminum foil
  • Store-bought marinade or dressing (optional)
  • A grill basket (optional)

Step 1 Clean asparagus Rinse your asparagus and cut off any tough ends. Leave the tips on.

Step 2 Make marinade In the small bowl, whisk together the mustard, vinegar, olive oil, lemon zest, sugar, salt, and pepper.

Step 3 Marinate asparagus Place the asparagus spears in the shallow dish and drizzle the marinade over them. Then refrigerate the dish for 2 hours.

Step 4 Heat grill Heat your grill to medium and place the asparagus in a single layer on the grill.

Step 5 Grill asparagus Grill the asparagus for 6 minutes, and then turn it over with the tongs. Then grill for another 6 minutes, until it’s tender and has grill marks.

Step 6 Remove asparagus from grill Remove the asparagus from the grill and transfer it to a side plate.

Step 7 Cool before serving Drizzle any leftover marinade over the asparagus and cover it with tin foil for 3 minutes before eating. Serve your asparagus as a side to complement any entree.