Zesty Grilled Asparagus

Zesty Grilled Asparagus

Olive oil, garlic, lemon zest, Parmesan and red pepper flakes add zesty flavor to nutrient-packed asparagus.



12 mins

Total time

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Main Ingredients

  • 1 pound asparagus (approximately 30 medium spears)
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest (plus 1/2 lemon for juice)
  • 1 tablespoon grated parmesan
  • 1/8 teaspoon red pepper flakes

Cooking Instructions

Step 1

Soak four to six 12-inch wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes. Preheat grill to medium (375º-425º). Remove tough ends of asparagus. Place 4 or 5 asparagus stalks next to one another and skewer them crosswise in two places: below the tips and about 1 inch from the bottom of the stalk. Continue adding asparagus until about 10-12 pieces are on the first two skewers. Repeat with remaining asparagus and additional skewers.

Step 2

Combine olive oil and garlic. Brush both sides of skewered asparagus, then season with salt and pepper. In a separate dish, combine lemon zest, Parmesan and red pepper flakes.

Step 3

Place asparagus on grill for 2-3 minutes. Flip, sprinkle with Parmesan mixture and continue to grill about 3 minutes, or until desired doneness. Remove from grill, drizzle with lemon juice. 

All recipe ingredients should be cooked to a safe internal temperature according to USDA guidelines. After preparing a recipe, please store any leftovers in the refrigerator.