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How to Make Grilled Asparagus

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


  • 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.
  • TIP: You can also use your favorite store-bought marinade or vinaigrette.
  • 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.
  • TIP: If you have small spears of asparagus that may fall through the grill, use aluminum foil or a grill basket.
  • 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.
  • FACT: Asparagus is a member of the lily family.

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)

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