Grilled Asparagus with Lemon and Olive Oil

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 30 min
  • Prep: 10 min
  • Inactive: 5 min
  • Cook: 15 min
  • Yield: 4 servings
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1 pound large asparagus, woody ends trimmed*

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, plus more for drizzling

3/4 teaspoon coarse salt

1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice


  1. Preheat the grill to medium.
  2. In a shallow baking dish, toss the asparagus with the oil to coat well. Add the salt, and pepper and toss.
  3. Place the asparagus on the grill in a single layer, and cook, turning, until marked and tender, about 12 to 15 minutes. Transfer to a platter, sprinkle with the lemon juice and drizzle with olive oil, to taste. Cover with aluminum foil and let sit for 5 minutes before serving.

Cook’s Note

Large asparagus can be placed directly on the grill; smaller ones may fall through during cooking. If cooking thin asparagus, use a grill basket.

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