Grilled Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe

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Grilled lemon garlic asparagus recipe

Easy and Delicious Grilled Lemon Asparagus Recipe!

Spring is the best time of the year for asparagus and I intend to fully enjoy it! I recently discovered that I love grilling asparagus – it is fast, easy, and delicious. You can grill it to tender-crisp perfection!

With some special ingredients like parmesan cheese, you can add some extra flavor to your asparagus as well! I love how tasty this lemon garlic asparagus is with a bit of pepper and cheese.

Asparagus on a pan

Preparing the Asparagus

The first step is to rinse the asparagus and trim off the bottom ends. Then, roll them around in some olive oil, salt, and pepper.

That’s basically it for prep – after that, they are ready for the grill!

Prepped asparagus

Grilling the Lemon Garlic Asparagus

I grill the asparagus over medium-high heat on a grill pan. While it is quite handy, the grill pan isn’t necessary. You can place the asparagus directly on the grill grates if you’re very careful, or on a grill mat.

Another option is an asparagus “raft.” Insert a couple of skewers or toothpicks crosswise through some of the asparagus, leaving a small space between each. The idea is that they are connected to each other so it is less likely for them to fall through the grill grates.

grilled asparagus with garlic and lemon

Serving Tips

Once the asparagus is cooked to a nice tender-crisp, remove them from the grill and add some more flavor! I really like this garlic, lemon, and Parmesan combo.

grilled lemon asparagus

If you’re making the same lemon garlic asparagus with Parmesan, you can use the store-bought grated Parmesan, that is more like a powder, or freshly grated Parmesan. Either is delicious!

Don’t want to grill your asparagus? Try out my favorite roasted asparagus recipe!

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grilled asparagus with lemon and garlic recipe

Grilled lemon garlic asparagus recipe

Grilled Lemon Garlic Asparagus Recipe

Roast this lemon garlic asparagus next to the main dish of your choice for a delicious BBQ dinner!
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Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 13 minutes
Serves: 6
Adjust Servings: 6


  • 1 pound fresh asparagus bottom ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 2 ½ tablespoons grated Parmesan
  • juice of 1 lemon about 2 tablespoons
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest optional
  • salt and pepper to taste


  • Preheat grill to medium high heat.
  • Place the asparagus in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Then drizzle olive oil over asparagus and toss to coat.
  • Transfer asparagus to the grill and cook for 5-10 minutes over medium high heat until they are fork tender and have char marks. Remove asparagus from grill and return to the baking sheet. Sprinkle on the garlic, Parmesan, lemon juice and zest; toss to coat.
  • Serve immediately. Top with a little bit of additional Parmesan or lemon zest, if desired.


Calories: 67kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 5g | Sodium: 34mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 1g

Recipe Adapted From: The Recipe Critic

Ingredients: Asparagus, Cheese, Kosher Salt, Lemon, Olive Oil, Pepper
Meal Type: Appetizers and Snacks, Side Dish, 4th of July, Easter, Father's Day, Spring, Summer, Clean Eating, Dairy Free, Egg Free, Gluten Free, Low Carb and Keto, Meatless
Categories: BBQ, Healthy, Vegetables, Grill

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