Grilled Fresh Asparagus

  • Yield: 6 to 8 servings
  • Prep: 5 mins
  • Cook: 5 mins

Grilling brings out a sweet nuttiness natural to asparagus and attributed to its high content of the heart-healthy fiber inulin.


2pounds asparagus
Olive oil
Extra pork marinade from Grilled Pork Tenderloin, if using as an accompaniment.


  1. Prepare the grill.
  2. Snap off tough ends of asparagus and trim scales. Arrange spears in baking dish or heavy-duty zip-top bag; drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with salt.
  3. Grill thin spears in a grill pan or basket; arrange thicker spears perpendicular to grates to prevent falling through. Cook 6 to 10 minutes, until slightly charred and crisp-tender. Serve with extra pork marinade.

Recipe by Karen Adler and Judith Fertig, a.k.a. the BBQ Queens.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Glycemic Load 0
  • Calories 35
  • Fat 1g
  • Saturated Fat 0
  • Polyunsaturated Fat 0
  • Monounsaturated Fat .5g
  • Cholesterol 0
  • Sodium 50mg
  • Potassium 310mg
  • Carbohydrate 6g
  • Fiber 3g
  • Sugars 3G
  • Protein 3g
  • Trans Fat 0
  • Vitamin A 25%
  • Vitamin C 15%
  • Calcium 4%
  • Iron 20%
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